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Townies throttle Knights in key Division I boys' hoops clash

EAST PROVIDENCE — Most everything about East Providence High School’s performance Tuesday evening, Jan. 31, was impressive as the host Townies ran Central out of Ramos Gym by a 58-37 …
Unsafe conditions lead to condemning of Warren home
A single-family home located at 36 Kinnicutt Ave. was ruled by Warren Housing Court Judge John J. Rego to be unsuitable for occupancy … Read More
Tiverton could dump donation bins
Donation bins — the large metal containers that can often be found stuffed to overflow with toys, clothing and other castoffs in … Read More
Portsmouth High girls are tops in 4-team gymnastics meet
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team continued its impressive season by winning a four-team meet at Strive … Read More
In the pool, Lions are no match for Eagles
The Barrington High School swim teams swept Lincoln in a regular season meet on Friday afternoon, Jan. 27, at the Bayside Family YMCA … Read More
Students take the lead in Unified Theater production
Student-written. Student-directed. Student-performed. This year’s Unified Theater production at Barrington High School is … Read More
Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm wins $78,889 grant
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm Program has been awarded $78,889 in grant funding from the van Beuren Charitable … Read More
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Giving back after getting a second chance

PORTSMOUTH — Sue Young still remembers the date when her life was thrown upside down: Nov. 23, 2012. At the time, she was a healthy and busy 57-year-old.

'World's shortest' St. Patrick's Day parade returns

Save Saturday, March 18 on your calendar — this could only take a few minutes. The "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" is coming back, a year after the Kinnane brothers of …

Two offshore wind forums scheduled in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The CFP Arts Wellness Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, is the site for two upcoming information forums on the topic of offshore wind. “Offshore Wind and the Sakonnet …
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Obituaries
Andrea Chauvin Andrea (Ferrazzano) Chauvin, beloved wife, mother, GaGa, sister and friend passed away peacefully, with her family by her side at Hope Health Hospice on January 23, 2023. Born in Providence, RI,
Sylvia Rancourt Sylvia T. (Rock) Rancourt, 81, of Little Compton, passed away Saturday January 21, 2023, at St. Anne's Hospital. She was the wife of the late Laurent Rancourt and the late Antone (Tim) Flores. Born in
Mary Ciociola Mary (Sousa) Ciociola, 95, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2023. She was the loving wife of the late John M. Ciociola for 70 years before his passing in 2019. A life-long Bristolian,
Sports
Brodeur and Morotti power Wildcats past Avon 59-40 Hunter Brodeur scored 21 points and Max Morotti netted 19 as Westport pasted Avon 59-40 in a MAC league home game Friday night. The Wildcats have won four straight and seven of their last eight as …
Brodeur, Morotti score 40 points as Wildcats demolish Avon 59-40 Hunter Brodeur scored 21 points and Max Morotti netted 19 as the Westport basketball team pasted Avon 59-40 in a MAC league home game on Friday night. The Wildcats have won four straight and seven of …
Underclassmen power indoor track team to division title The Mt. Hope girls indoor track team won the school’s first ever Dwyer Division Championship at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday. The Huskies compiled 134.5 points to …
Portsmouth indoor track team takes 2nd in divisional championships PORTSMOUTH — Landon Roderigues won two events as Portsmouth High’s boys’ indoor track team took second place in the Southern division during Saturday’s Division …
Opinion
Letter: Can we posthumously honor Michael Byrnes?

To the editor: I'm writing this letter in response to the passing of Michael Byrnes. In the Jan. 19 edition of this newspaper, all of the Letters to the Editor were dedicated to Mr. Byrnes, and …

Commentary: Fond memories of our good friend, Mike Byrnes

Mike Byrnes was one of my dearest friends, and he was a dear friend to way more than just me. We all knew that this was coming, but now that it is here, the loss is profound.

Letter: Fields are infrastructure

To the editor: A well-rounded education requires the infrastructure necessary to support student growth. Musicians should have instruments, actors should have a theater, and athletes should have …

Letter: Concerns about installing artificial turf fields

To the editor: In last week’s Barrington Times, the editor makes the argument that an artificial turf field is the solution to our athletic field problems. He claims that installing a turf …

Letter: Organic natural grass is the safest option

To the editor: The Barrington Times is again calling for the town to install plastic grass at Victory Field and beyond. I would like to re-share some relevant facts about synthetic turf. - …

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