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Animals injured in Westport barn fire

Westport firefighters were able to extinguish a barn fire off Sodom Road early Sunday morning, and credited a family member for quickly sounding the alarm and helping to control the fire. The …
A look at the proposed 17-unit Water Street apartment building
The proposal of a 17-unit apartment building on Water Street has already drawn a lot of attention. Check out the details here. Read More
Little Compton Town Hall gets $907,000 makeover
Creaky stairs and chipping paint will soon be a thing of the past at Little Compton’s historic Town Hall, with renovations on … Read More
St. Michael’s Memorial Garden rededicated
This day was more than two years in the making for the church's garden, which was first established in 1995. Read More
Ask the candidates: Does local government reflect residents' values, priorities?
Question: Do you think Barrington government reflects the values and priorities of Barrington residents? Should it? Jarrod Ryan (R) … Read More
Portsmouth Police officer arrested after reported fight with fellow cop
PORTSMOUTH — A seven-year veteran of the Portsmouth Police Department was arrested after allegedly striking another off-duty cop at … Read More
13-year-old Bristol soccer standout tries out for national team
Emma Goglia, a 13-year-old soccer standout from Bristol, was invited to train with the best of the best at a talent search put on by … Read More
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Italian Festival in Newport on Saturday

Touro Park in Newport is the site of the popular Festival in the Park, taking place this Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is part of the larger 2022 Newport Festa Italiana. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. …

Audrain Newport hosting annual Concours and Motor Week

The third annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week welcomes the world’s most exclusive auto brands and car collections back to Aquidneck Island for four days of special events, …

Free 'Instrument Petting Zoo' is this weekend in Barrington

!Free Instrument Petting Zoo! Marimbas, Xylophones, Fiddle and Uke,  !Free workshop to try Awesome Instruments! Bay Spring Community Center 170 Narragansett Av …
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Obituaries
Dorothy Boudreau Dorothy "Dottie" (D'Allesandro) Boudreau passed away peacefully at home on September 24th surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Barrington. Dottie was the daughter of the
Robert Francoeur Robert Leonard Francoeur, age 88, of East Providence passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at Evergreen House Health Center. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Leonard and Antoinette (
Evangeline Manuel Evangeline T. (Tabora) Manuel, "Vangie," age 83, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. Born in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, she
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Sports
Gallery: EPFD/EPPD Charity Softball Game EAST PROVIDENCE — "The Battle of the Badges" charity softball game between members of the East Providence Firefighters Local 850 and the East Providence Police Officers IBPO Local 569 took …
Former Eagle soars for college tennis team Barrington native Eric Zhang is excelling in two worlds: sports and academics. A sophomore at Kenyon College, Zhang not only is a proficient student in the classroom, but he is also one of the …
Barrington resident helps team win national title Barrington’s Hank Alessandro and his club team 3D New England Red won the Boy’s Inside Lacrosse Elite Eight National Championship in Baltimore, Md. The team is the number one ranked …
Gallery: EPHS football falls to Cumberland EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence High School football team, coming off a fine win over St. Raphael in its Division II season opener the week prior, fell to Cumberland last week in …
Opinion
Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

To the editor:I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards …

Letter: Bristol needs a better Rescue system sooner than later

To the editor:Back in the spring I expressed my concerns in a letter to the editor regarding the low pay, personnel shortage, and reliance on mutual aid from surrounding towns regarding our fire …

Letter: To the angels who helped during my time of need

To the editor: In August of this year, my home was struck by lightning, causing it to be on fire.I wasn’t aware of the fire until a neighbors, Alisa Travers and Zackery Anderson, came …

Letter: Save taxpayer money  by sending Hodgson into retirement

With seven active lawsuits against Sheriff Hodgson, frequent payments made for positive accreditations, sponsoring non correctional related programs, travel and extra curricular activities, are there …

Letter: Time to call it a career, sheriff

Thomas Hodgson started his career in law enforcement. His site says he is "tough on crime." Being "tough on crime" is the responsibility of  the professionals in our local police …

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