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Westport has 23 new Hall of Famers

It’s been four years since they were able to honor their sports heroes. But members of the Westport Athletic Hall of Fame made up for time lost due to Covid Sunday evening, when they inducted …
Tiverton student carpenters get a big stage
If you are one of the estimated 40,000 visitors who attended the Rhode Island Home Show in Providence earlier this month, you were … Read More
BHS coach happy to share tips of the game
He played college hockey and professional baseball, and now he is busy coaching a variety of sports at Barrington High School.   … Read More
Undefeated Eagles cruise past Portsmouth and Mt. Hope
The Barrington High School boys track team remained undefeated with a pair of wins on Tuesday afternoon, April 23. The 8-0 Eagles … Read More
Climate resilience and smart development intersect throughout Warren's new Comprehensive Plan
By looking to address climate change as its number one priority, Warren officials and members of the public have drafted a document … Read More
New firefighter statue pops up at Bristol's Firemen's Park
It appeared suddenly about a week ago, but the statue of the firefighter has actually been a plan in the works for nearly 20 years. Read More
Barrington school officials at odds with Energy committee chairman
He is not happy with the $250 million school construction plan. And some school officials are not happy with him. Two members of … Read More
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Farmers Market is back outdoors

The year-round Mount Hope Farm farmers market is back outsdie, in the South Pasture in southern Bristol, every Saturday morning. Swing by to pick up your local produce, bread, meat, fish, kombucha, …

Newport String Quartet performs in Newport and Little Compton this weekend

The Newport String Project presents the fourth installment of its Newport County Concert Series on Saturday, April 27th at Colony House in Newport, and Sunday, April 28th at United Congregational …

Stone Soup Coffeehouse presents a split bill - Sam Robbins and Undercover Cameo

Sam Robbins is often described as an "old soul singer-songwriter." A Nashville-based musician whose music evokes classic 70's singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a …
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Nelson Martins Nelson D. Martins, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Nelson was a graduate of Brown University and received his PhD in...
Barbara McGrath Barbara E. (Turner) McGrath, 97, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John McGrath. Barbara was the daughter of the late Joshua and Sarah (Cl
Jean Peters Jean was born in Willimantic, CT on May 15, 1924 to Edith Viola (Lyman) and Philip Henry Isham and was a resident of Columbia, CT for the first 90 years of her life. She moved to Rhode Island in 2014
EPHS golf team opens with impressive total, baseball nine loses first league game The East Providence High School golf team opened up its 2024 Eastern Division regular season with an impressive sweep of host Tiverton along with Portsmouth at Montaup Country Club Tuesday, April 23. …
EPHS eyes relevancy in boys' outdoor track this spring The East Providence High School boys' outdoor track and field team continues its 2024 regular season with the aim of remaining relevant come the championship meet schedule later this spring. The …
Eagles blast Bulldogs in volleyball, 3-0 Last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team struggled when they squared off against Westerly.   This year, they swept Bulldogs in three straight — 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. …
EPHS baseball nine stays perfect early in Division II ranks Two more league games added up to two more wins for the still unbeaten East Providence High School baseball as the Townies played and won a pair of Division II outings last …
Letter: Seasons is no mom and pop operation

Seasons wants to make Tiverton's Zoning Board believe the fairy tale that they are a "mom and pop" business perfect for Tiverton.  Their paid traffic engineer and real estate experts will …

Letter: Portsmouth Dog Park expansion is underway

To the editor: It’s happening! We broke ground on the Portsmouth Dog Park expansion project last week and we’re really excited. Big thanks to all our friends and supporters for your …

Letter: RIDOT puts best face possible on its incompetence

To the editor: As the Clements’ Marketplace lawsuit against the town and RIDOT retreats from the front page, this gives us time to reflect on RIDOT’s history with the town and our …

Letter: Given Warren’s financial condition, a new school isn’t responsible

I have felt like Chicken Little running around town saying that the sky is falling.

Letter: Shaping sustainable growth

Our organization remains a grassroots movement whose mission is to empower the residents of Warren to promote sustainable development while preserving our town's unique character without overwhelming our natural resources and infrastructure.

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