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Judge rules Barrington School Committee violated Open Meetings Act

A Rhode Island Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday, May 25, that the Barrington School Committee violated the state’s Open Meetings Act by failing to provide sufficient notice before enacting …
200 years and counting for Bristol's North Burial Ground
A unique mix of historical intrigue and modern care sets Bristol’s marquee cemetery apart Read More
BHS students walk out of class, call for action against gun violence
A large group of Barrington High School students walked out of class on Thursday afternoon in protest to gun violence, and as a call … Read More
Sakonnet lawmakers vote 3-1 to legalize marijuana
A majority the Sakonnet area's legislative delegation is celebrating legal recreational marijuana in the Ocean State, following Gov. … Read More
Portsmouth: Volunteers make pitch to put Butts Hill Fort on the map
PORTSMOUTH — Speaking under a tent in the center of Butts Hill Fort on Saturday, Craig Clark recalled his days as a Portsmouth High … Read More
Bristol native’s film 'To the Surface' premieres
"To the Surface”, a film by Bristol native Tyler Murgo, which explores issues about the sustainability of the local seafood industry … Read More
Taxpayers vote ‘No’ to allowing demolition option for monastery
The monastery stays. Taxpayers at Wednesday night’s financial town meeting voted down a resolution that would have opened the … Read More
Connections Program being moved from Hugh Cole to Guiteras Elementary
The Connections Program, as it is called, was created prior to the pandemic as a means of providing additional social-emotional … Read More
Warren Charter Review Commission proposes return of Financial Town Meeting
Also included in the potential amendments are changes to the length of terms for Town Council members, changes to the budget process, … Read More
Westport boat builders find inspiration in the past
Westport high school students got a good dose of history alongside hands-on boat building lessons this spring, when they built … Read More
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Florence Onge Florence G. (Case) St. Onge, age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Hope Hospice Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. St. Onge, Jr. Born in Providence a daughter
Margaret Rega Margaret (Souza) Rega|Margaret (Souza) Rega class of 1949 passed away in Florida on March 8, 2022. She is survived by her husband Robert Rega; two sons Bruce Rega and Robert Rega Jr. and two daughters
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
Author talk with Skip Finley at Linden Place on June 7

Whaling was the first American industry to exhibit any diversity, and the proportion of men of color people who participated was amazingly high. A man got to be captain not because he was white or …

Mt. Hope softball clinches division title The Mt. Hope softball team  clinched the Division II South title as they out slugged Portsmouth 8-4 during a home game on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies are 16-0 in league play with one game …
Jones strikes out five as Huskies edge LaSalle 1-0 Starting pitcher AJ Jones struck out five as the Mt. Hope baseball team edged La Salle 1-0 at Guiertas Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Huskies swept the two game series with the Rams and clinched …
State awards grant for pickle ball courts in Barrington The state awarded one recreation grant for Barrington, but not another.  Last week, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announced the projects selected for large grants …
Barrington High School officials investigating spectator behavior Officials at Barrington High School are investigating an incident that occurred during a girls lacrosse game Friday night, May 20. BHS Director of Athletics George Finn said officials were alerted …
Letter: Community must unite to stop school committee nonsense

To the editor:I work in a school district in Massachusetts and have done so for the past 20 years. I have witnessed numerous school principal searches and even formally been part of some. I regularly …

Letter: Time to speak up on senior center situation

To the editor:The word is out. Calls are being made, questions are being asked and there is confusion all around. We knew this would happen way back in December when we first heard of the Walley …

Letter: Poor development raises taxes

To the editor:Development such as in the Industrial Park and housing, brewery, and restaurants in the old mills on Wood Street can be a credit to thew town and its revenues, but poorly planned …

Letter: Everyone welcome to Middle Passage marker discussion

To the editor:The Bristol Committee for the Middle Passage Port Markers Project invites all residents and interested parties to an open public meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 12, from 2 to 4 …

Letter: Barrington veterans welcome at Warren’s Memorial Day remembrance

To the editor: “They went with songs to the battle, they were youngStraight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglowThey were staunch to the end against all odds uncountedThey fell with their …

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