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Police say Tiverton nurse bilked patient out of nearly $30,000

A former Tiverton resident who worked as a private nurse here before moving to Florida has been charged with bilking an elderly Tiverton resident out of more than $27,000, using his debit card …
Barrington family donates its ‘playground’ to land trust
More than 100 years ago, Joseph Dziedzic purchased several acres of undeveloped land off Sowams Road, at a time when this part of … Read More
Tiverton holds off Smithfield in overtime
Tiverton held off Smithfield 7-6 in overtime, during a defensive Division IV home game on Friday night.   Tiverton struck first … Read More
Barrington High School dominates Cranston East in football
The Barrington High School football team notched its second straight shut-out, defeating Cranston East 24-0 on Friday night, Sept. 29. … Read More
LC Housing Trust plans four new affordable homes
A project that would bring sorely needed affordable housing to Little Compton was unveiled at last week’s town council meeting. … Read More
Mt. Hope's Fullen receives lifetime coaching achievement award
Despite the fact that he’s not a native of either Warren or Bristol, 80-year-old Tom Fullen has been treated like a hometown hero … Read More
Staying ‘True’ to her dreams led her to Bristol
Just a handful of years ago, Kasey Brown, a certified personal trainer and youth training specialist, had no idea that Bristol even … Read More
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Italian 'Festival in the Park' is Saturday in Newport

Newport Festa Italiana hosts its “Festival in the Park” this Saturday, Sept. 30. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., find Italian food and novelties, assorted vendors, live music and games at Touro …

17th annual Touch-A-Truck is Saturday in the city

This weekend, the East Providence Area Chamber is hosting its 17th annual Touch-A-Truck event this weekend! This event gets bigger and better each year with more vehicles, activities and attendance. …

'Folk at the Farm' at Frerichs on Sunday

Folk at the Farm is a free event that celebrates the rich folk tradition in Rhode Island. This year, internationally acclaimed folk group the Atwater-Donnelly Band will be joined by genre-bending …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Kias, chocolate, air fryers and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Thomas Army Sr. East Providence|Thomas F. Army died at home in East Providence on September 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born 5/15/1930 in Bridgeport, CT to George and Dorothy Army. The family soon
Lisa Clancy Lisa Jane Clancy, 62, of Cul de Sac Way, Riverside, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUN
Alice Davidson "Tallie"|Alice (Tallie) Freeman Davidson, 87, of Traverse City, MI passed away peacefully at Grand Traverse Pavilions on August 5, 2023. She was born on March 24, 1936 to Joseph and Alice Freeman of B
Falcons foil Townies late in Division II football EAST PROVIDENCE — At home, in front of a fired up crowd on homecoming and under the bright lights of local television cameras, the East Providence High School football team couldn't quite close …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Pilgrim, lose to EP and Cumberland The Barrington High School girls volleyball team picked up 3-0 victory (25-20, 25-14, 25-16) over Pilgrim on Thursday, Sept. 21.   The victory, coupled with two losses, moved …
DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The effort …
Townies earn first girls' soccer points, suffer initial boys' loss EAST PROVIDENCE — It's been a fruitful and interesting last few days for the respective East Providence High School soccer clubs, the girls picking up their first two results to date in the …
Letter: Three finalists chosen for Port Marker design

All three are now charged with returning with polished proposals for the Memorial sculpture with drawings, a budget of costs, and a 3D model, each receiving an honorarium of $1,000 to support their time and further creative work.

No transfer station will hurt most vulnerable residents

To the editor: Closing the transfer station will impact our most vulnerable residents, seniors and low-income families, in cost and convenience. Many seniors make a combined trip to the …

Letter: Numbers don’t justify keeping transfer station open

To the editor: As I left the the town council meeting that was to have discussed the transfer station, a woman from the audience approached me, smiled, then said that “You didn’t …

Letter: Transfer station decision is about residents’ choice

To the editor: The transfer station decision impacts all residents’ choices and pocketbooks. Both curbside users and transfer station users need to collaborate on this effort as it’s …

Letter: Island Park bike event wasn’t wonderful for everyone

To the editor: On Saturday morning, Sept. 9, an event was held in Island Park on Park Avenue. The event was sponsored by Bike Newport and other contributors and presented as a family bike and …

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