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Silent lunches? Superintendent says there's no lack of socializing

School lunches may be silent, but students are still socializing throughout the day, said the top Barrington school official. Barrington Superintendent Michael Messore said he has received some …

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From tiny acorns, majestic oaks will grow in Little Compton
  Little Compton is a special place that has been shaped by the efforts of countless people who have cared for and enhanced its … Read More
DaSilva delivers draft East Providence FY20-21 budget
EAST PROVIDENCE — The administration of East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva released its draft of the FY2020-2021 budget to the City … Read More
Double-amputee sailor is in the final stretch
For someone who has spent the past few years sailing solo around the world, you wouldn’t think loneliness would be an issue. But for … Read More
Bristol liquor stores and restaurants cited for serving minors
Six Bristol businesses were cited for liquor law violations after reportedly selling or serving alcohol to minors during an undercover … Read More
Another strong season for Barrington Farm School
It has been a busy summer season at the Barrington Farm School. The volunteer run farm located near the intersection of Federal … Read More
Why did Mt. Hope scale back to one day per week?
In July, the Bristol Warren Regional School District unveiled a school reopening plan that would have Mt. Hope High School students … Read More
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Barbara Steuart Hans Waller, 96, formerly of Little Compton Barbara Steuart Hans Waller, affectionately known as “Bobby,” 96, died September 12, 2020, at Goodwin House, Alexandria, Virginia.   Born September 18, 1923 in New London, …
Jean Lenar Lemaire, 90, formerly of Westport Jean Lenar (Campbell) Lemaire, 90, of New Bedford passed away peacefully at The Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility on September 11, 2020. Jean was born April 18, 1930, to Jesse Leo and Gertrude Mae …
Cynthia Ann Adams, RN, 76, of North Kingstown Cynthia Ann Adams, RN, 76, of North Kingstown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Maria Drowne. Mrs. Adams was a Certified …
Townies appreciate resumption of sports this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — With word coming out recently that most fall high school sports in Rhode Island will be played amid precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and athletics expressed a …
Middle school fall sports postponed Larson Gunness is hoping to come up with a "Plan B." The coach of the Barrington Middle School track and cross country teams is scrambling to find some way to allow student-athletes an opportunity …
Destination: Block Island The Twenty Hundred Club had their fourth race of the season on Saturday August 1. This was also their second of two destination races. The “Block Island Race” starts just south of Rose …
Letter: Evidence on police killings

To the editor: People across the country are protesting, some peacefully, some not, ostensibly, because Black Americans are being hunted down and killed by police. Lebron James talks of how he is …

Letter: The people of Barrington are better than this

To the editor: Thank you for writing the article regarding my building permit. I was disappointed to see so many misrepresentations and half-truths told by the neighbors who have recently …

Gallery: First day of school 2020 in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The resumption of in-person classes following a near four-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic took place around the state Monday morning, Sept. 14, including in East …

Get ready to cast for albies, striped bass and bluefish

Be prepared to cast to fish on the surface including false albacore (albies), striped bass and bluefish. For the past five weeks anglers have been having a blast fishing for these fish that can …

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