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PHOTOS: Barrington resident captures frolicking foxes on film

Barrington resident Richard King recently captured photos of a family of foxes that has been frequenting the Alfred Drown neighborhood. Mr. King said the foxes — a mother, father and six …

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Barrington near the top in vaccination rate in RI
Barrington is leading the way for East Bay communities when it comes to the percentage of residents who are at least partially … Read More
Video: Hundreds denounce racism in Warren
A crowd of more than 100 called for peace, understanding and change in Warren Sunday afternoon, when the East Bay Divsersity group … Read More
Barrington teams battle for basketball titles
Barrington Youth Basketball teams wrapped up their seasons recently. More than 100 players competed on the 11 Barrington teams. The … Read More
Kiley Finglas' 24 kills, powers Undefeated Westport past Bishop Connolly, twice
Undefeated Westport beat pesky Bishop Connolly twice last week to boost their record to 8-0 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The … Read More
RIDOT announces street closures around Henderson Bridge project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced it fully close Waterfront Drive Sunday-Tuesday nights, … Read More
Warren group pulls Town Common concerts after criticism
A Warren arts organization has canceled plans to hold monthly summer concerts on the Warren Town Common, saying that although the … Read More
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Obituaries
Frances V. Lombardi, 89, of Middletown Frances V. (Bottiglieri) Lombardi, 89, of Middletown, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in the Grand Island Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Henry F. Lombardi, Sr. Born in …
Leonard West Hardisty, of Barrington Leonard West Hardisty, of Chapel Road, Barrington, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 with his family. Six generations of his family have lived in Barrington since 1888. He …
Pamela M. Clayton, 78, Portsmouth Pamela M. Claytor, 78, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Providence on Nov. 4, 1942, Pamela was the eldest …
Sports
EPHS Unified Volleyball team returns to action EAST PROVIDENCE — The special “Fall 2” season sponsored by the Rhode Island Interscholastic League in response to the COVID-19 pandemic not only marked the offering of truncated …
Portsmouth sweeps Bay View in girls’ volleyball (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High varsity girls’ volleyball team improved its record to 6-1 in Division II in a sweet of Bay View at home Tuesday night, April 12.  The …
Longer lease opens door for improvements at Haines Park The town is entering into a 30-year lease agreement with the state for use of Haines Park, and that agreement will open the door for some significant field renovations at the park. Previously, the …
Huskies get back on winning track, beat Pilgrim, 3-1 The Mt. Hope Volleyball team got back in the win column after beating Pilgrim, 3-1  (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22). Senior hitter, Hannah Rodrigues, led the team offensively with 11 aces and 7 …
Opinion
Letter: Why no capital improvements for senior center?

To the editor: Every week I read the Portsmouth Times and recently there has been much commentary about the Senior Center. With an announced closing of the center on June 30, 2021, the crisis for …

Letter: Why I decided to get a firearm

To the editor: Several years ago, it occurred to me that I wanted to take greater responsibility for my safety and that of my family. I am a daughter, sister, mother, and a registered nurse. As a …

Help Honor Roll Committee honor Warren's veterans

To the editor: The Warren Veterans Honor Roll Committee is setting a cutoff date of July 4 for receiving the names of war-time veterans who are not currently listed on the Honor Roll. The names …

Letter: Clean up after your dogs, please

To the editor: Is there anything we can do to let people know to pick up after their dogs? My daughter is buried in the South Cemetery, and there is two crap piles on her plot. Most all other …

Letter: The Throw Away Road — South Lake Drive

To the editor: Having lived my entire life in Barrington, I have reaped the benefits of traveling South Lake Drive. I have enjoyed all the magnificent beauty that nature provided. Skating, …

Letter: Recycling postcard is heading your way!

To the editor: Recycling loads can be rejected by even minor infractions and can cost the town upwards of $800 per rejected load. When a load gets rejected, it is sent to the Central Landfill, …

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