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Barrington High School student tests positive for COVID-19

Barrington High School officials confirmed that a freshman at the school has tested positive for Covid-19. BHS Principal Joe Hurley sent an email to parents of all high school students on Tuesday …

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Gibbons is ‘super excited’ to be new EPHS principal
EAST PROVIDENCE — For new East Providence High School principal Toby Gibbons, the lure of the position, the seemingly kismet … Read More
Barrington native creates a tool for student success
Barrington native Ashley Daugherty is trying to help students. A school psychologist in Boston Public Schools, Ms. Daugherty … Read More
Pandemic influences the new tech at Bristol library
From Dewey Decimal to digital, the local library is a center for literacy and learning. For Rogers Free Library tech guru Kristin … Read More
Silent lunches? Superintendent says there's no lack of socializing
School lunches may be silent, but students are still socializing throughout the day, said the top Barrington school … Read More
Bristol Police: Residents complain of noise, drones, and ‘large gatherings’
Bristol Police received a relatively large volume of "noise" calls last week, with neighbors reporting neighbors being loud, playing … Read More
Bristol Police nab ‘Mr. Victor’ for buying booze for minors
Bristol Police learned from a father in Little Compton that a man in Bristol was allegedly buying alcohol for minors. According to the … Read More
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Inez Craig, 82, of Bristol Inez (Hampson) Craig, 82, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was born in Coventry, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Harold and Inez (Rathbun) Hampson. Inez married William …
Melissa H. Costa, 82, of Portsmouth, N.H. Melissa H. Costa, 82, of Portsmouth, N.H. passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 28, 1938, in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late John …
Gloria F. Lombardo, 95, of Westerly Mrs. Gloria F. (Morenzoni) Lombardo, age 95, a longtime Riverview Avenue, Westerly resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was the wife of the late Charles T. Lombardo, Jr., her husband of 59 …
Townies appreciate resumption of sports this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — With word coming out recently that most fall high school sports in Rhode Island will be played amid precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and athletics expressed a …
Middle school fall sports postponed Larson Gunness is hoping to come up with a "Plan B." The coach of the Barrington Middle School track and cross country teams is scrambling to find some way to allow student-athletes an opportunity …
Destination: Block Island The Twenty Hundred Club had their fourth race of the season on Saturday August 1. This was also their second of two destination races. The “Block Island Race” starts just south of Rose …
Letter: Trump’s no Boy Scout, but I’ll still be voting for him

To the editor: The following is intended to be an open letter to attorney Arlene Violet in response to her open letter published by East Bay Media on Sept. 16-17, 2020. I am writing this open …

Portsmouth, PBA considering 'Take it Outside' grants

PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce municipalities, merchant associations, downtown improvement …

New EPHS project makes steady, scheduled progress

EAST PROVIDENCE — The more things change, the more they stay the same, which is a good thing in this particular instance as it pertains to the on-going construction of the new East Providence …

E.P. Waterfront Commission gives conditional fund approval to Sutton Avenue project

EAST PROVIDENCE — Used quite a bit currently as a foil by critics in the on-going attempt to potentially redevelop the Metacomet Golf Club, the East Providence Waterfront Commission held its …

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