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Barrington doctor honored for his work in geriatrics

Years of working in geriatrics offered Dr. John Murphy a glimpse of what was to come. The president of Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital and lead physician for Lifespan recalled …
Warren police logs: Two face DUI charges
Monday, May 18 Police got a call about a small boat resting on a Bridge Street sidewalk. No word on how high the tide was that … Read More
Should Portsmouth public budget hearing be virtual, or in person?
PORTSMOUTH — Can a public budget hearing really be public if it’s held over the internet? That was the question raised last … Read More
MHHS ceremony postponed as student tests positive
Bristol Warren Regional school officials cancelled Tuesday’s planned “Crossing the Stage” ceremony after learning that a Mt. … Read More
Staying home when home is not a safe place
Oftentimes when Women’s Resource Center (WRC) executive director Jessica Walsh answers the hotline phone, the conversation begins … Read More
Portsmouth High hosts virtual signing day for 5 student-athletes
PORTSMOUTH — Stephen Trezvant peered into his laptop’s camera last week to welcome five student-athletes from Portsmouth High … Read More
Parade canceled, but Memorial Day carries on
There was no parade in Barrington on Monday, but the annual Memorial Day activities carried on. The Barrington United Veterans … Read More
East Bay Social
Frank E. Raposa On May 9, 2020, Frank E. Raposa suddenly left this Earth, on to his next great adventure. Born Jan. 31, 1958, Frank developed into a man of strength, resolve and resilience. He spent his life in …
Richard Pearce Richard Pearce, loving husband, father and grandfather, died April 5, 2020, from complications of the post polio syndrome. Born April 14, 1932, in New York City to Ethel and Samuel Pearce, Richard …
Barrington fifth-graders celebrate strong season Team Gold — a BYBA grade 5 basketball team — was poised for a title run before the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of the league playoffs. Prior to the abrupt ending to the …
Barrington celebrates its spring sports student-athletes What could have been. More than 70 Barrington High School senior student-athletes have been left wondering if this was the year for a division title, for an all-class selection, or maybe even a …
Hockey Hall of Fame, Reds Heritage Society announce postponements LINCOLN — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society have jointly announced the postponements of their annual enshrinement and reunion events for 2020 due …
Letter: Donna Amaral, a proven professional for Westport Board of Health To the editor: "Among the decisions we face in the upcoming election is the composition of Westport’s Board of Health.  I believe that now, more than ever, we need a health care …
Letter: Harkins deserves another term on Westport Board of Health To the editor: Bill Harkins deserves the vote of Westport residents in the Board of Health race in this year’s town election.  His opponent may be fine person, and we all welcome her …
Letter: Budget hearing should be public, not virtual To the editor: An open letter to the Portsmouth Council: I am writing to you on behalf of the Portsmouth Concerned Citizens to strongly encourage the council to conduct a budget hearing that is …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – May 7, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on May 7, 2020.
Warren Legal Notices – May 6, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on May 6, 2020.

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