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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 Warren Town Council gave their approval last week, organizers were …

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Work as a school lunch monitor and you’re eligible for a vaccination
The Barrington School Department is looking for people to work as lunch monitors at Barrington Middle School and Barrington High … Read More
New used boat coming to Barrington Harbor Patrol
The Barrington Town Council approved the purchase of a new, used harbor patrol boat during the April 5 meeting. Barrington Police … Read More
Threats, blockades prevent Little Compton land access, owner says
LITTLE COMPTON — A Little Compton resident told the Town Council last Thursday that her efforts to access property she has owned for … Read More
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 … Read More
A win-win for golf and the environment in Bristol
Meetings on the golf course are nothing new — though the rumble of earth-moving equipment was a constant at this particular one, … Read More
Barrington council planning meeting to deal with flag issues
Barrington Town Council member Carl Kustell recently suggested that the council hold a special meeting each year to discuss flag … Read More
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Obituaries
Rev. Gerald Peter “Jerry” Wilmsen of Bristol Rev. Gerald Peter “Jerry” Wilmsen died on April 6, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Born on Sept. 17, 1934, and baptized in St. Basil's Church on the South …
Pauline A. Andreozzi, 90, of Barrington Pauline A. (Fraettarelli) Andreozzi, 90, of Roffee Street, Barrington, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 4, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Rocco F. Andreozzi. Born in Providence, a daughter of …
Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, Westport Mardi Lynne Russell, 58, of Westport, passed away on April 12, 2021, surrounded her children, Robert (Allyssa and Robby), Molly, Austin, Christina, and Levi offering her love and prayers, words of …
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 …
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 …
Tigers roll with wins over Shea, Times 2 Academy The Tiverton girls volleyball won back-to-back home games, crushing Shea, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) on Tuesday and outlasting Times 2 Academy 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, 15-13) on Friday. The …
Opinion
Letter: This bill is not proposing compassion or care

To the editor: Why not assisted suicide? The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, House Bill 5572, was scheduled for a hearing in the RI House Judiciary Committee on Friday, April 9. …

Letter: BHS needs a targeted approach

To the editor: On April 1, Barrington school administrators presented information relating to de-leveling at Barrington High School (BHS). Within that presentation, we learned that 50 percent of …

Letter: Thank you! Getting my shots was easy peasy

With all the negativity that has been going on lately, I wanted to write something about feeling good.   Getting my first Covid shot was so frustrating, to say the least. But after …

Letter: Feelings, self-esteem are not a substitute for learning

To the editor: Concerning the “de-leveling” of the curriculum, the Barrington School Committee should note that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) …

Letter: Who is minding the store in Barrington?

To the editor: Will someone please explain to the Barrington taxpayers why the proposed School expense for FY 2022 is $57,130,483 when the actual School expense for FY 2020 was $50,117,845. That …

Letter: Speeding cars could generate lots of revenue

To the editor: I’d like to propose a bona fide solution to Barrington’s financial issues. At last, a guaranteed fix to generate substantial income for our tax-stressed town. Raise …

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