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Barrington students earn prestigious environmental award

Four teenagers from Barrington recently won a prestigious environmental award.   Abigail Goblick, Siddharth Gupta, Mia He and Emma Pautz received the President’s Environmental Youth …
Bristol PD to launch program to help differently-abled during traffic stops
The Bristol Police Department will soon launch a program that strives towards creating better, less stressful interactions between … Read More
Did Warren's ARPA spending align with residents' wishes?
We examined the purchases made with Warren's $3.14M in Covid relief money and matched it against a resident survey taken prior to any … Read More
Little Compton looks to clean up the point
Litter on the Sakonnet Harbor breakwater is nothing new. What is is a change in policy and hope for improvement. A two-yard … Read More
Westport drops police officer residency requirement
Police officers who hope to or already work in Westport no longer have to live in town, under the terms of a new three-year contract … Read More
‘Aquapalooza’ forcing closure of 700-acre shellfish area
PORTSMOUTH — Once again, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is not taking any chances on shellfish grounds … Read More
Rumford Silva Stars rally to reach district tourney final
EAST PROVIDENCE — Rumford Little League rebounded from its first setback of the summer to reach the final round of the Ron … Read More
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Food Truck Fridays are every week in Providence

Food Truck Fridays continue every week (on Fridays) through the end of September at Carousel Village at Roger Williams Park in Providence. Events begin at 5 p.m. Featuring some of the best local …

The farmers' markets are open every weekend

The region’s farmers’ markets are in full swing at locations from Newport to Providence. Here’s a roundup of the opportunities to get outside and see what local farmers and vendors …

Raptors and ‘Brews’ returning to Audubon in September

Owls, hawks and falcons are coming back to Audubon. These avian hunters with long sharp talons, hooked beaks, and highly developed eyesight are headed to Bristol in September for the always popular …
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Obituaries
Michael McArdle Our beloved brother, Michael, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving siblings on Monday, July 22, 2024. Michael charmed many with his "Devil may care" attitude, his Irish whit and his loyal
Timothy Pendergast Timothy Shaw Pendergast woke early on July 9, 2024, struggling to breathe. His wife, Paula, called 911, but by the time they arrived, he was fading and soon he stopped breathing and the EMTs could not
Catherine Martin Katie Martin|Our beloved Catherine "Katie" Ruth Martin,48, passed away peacefully on May 24, at home with her friends and family by her side after a long illness. Katie was born on November 21, 1
Sports
State tourney stay ends for Rumford 10U Major Baseball Stars NORTH PROVIDENCE — The stay for the Rumford Little League 10U Major Baseball Division All-Stars in the 2024 state tournament was a brief one as the locals suffered consecutive losses over the …
Barrington wins again, advances to Ron Silva Tournament final The Barrington Little League Ron Silva Tournament All Stars advanced to the finals with a 15-5 win over Rumford on Saturday, July 20.   Wes Argo went 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate for …
Driver suffers mental health moment with turn onto Agawam Hunt turf EAST PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement officials are deeming an odd occurrence on the fairways of the Agawam Hunt Club Friday evening, July 19, as a "mental health episode," which fortunately left …
Rumford Minor Baseball Stars fall for first time in Silva Tourney The Rumford Little League Minor Baseball Division All-Stars suffered their first setback of the summer in the Ron Silva/District Tournament with a 15-5 loss to host Barrington the winners' bracket …
Opinion
Letter: Wind power foes should ponder where energy comes from

To the editor: As I drive around some of the high-rent areas of the island, I see huge single-family homes, with perfectly kept lawns and hedges. It would be reasonable to assume that their …

Letter: Blades' failure should be a wake-up call

It was bound to happen, as predicted by common sense and science. On Saturday, July 13, 2024, a fiberglass turbine blade of Vineyard Wind ripped off, fell into the ocean, and promptly drifted to …

Letter: Alarmist on offshore wind? No, just very wary

Big thanks to the Westport Shorelines for hosting the critically important conversation regarding Offshore Wind, starting with the July 9 report, " Westport looks to organize as offshore wind …

Letter: Who They are

To the editor: The Barrington DEI Committee, henceforth referred to as B-DEI, has shown another documentary in their film series. To nobody's surprise, it was another America-hating, divisive …

Letter: Fly your flags, or leave the Country

You, the reader, have every right to leave the United States. No one forces you to stay.

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