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Portsmouth folksinger gets a little help from his friends

PORTSMOUTH — John McDaid had just started working on a solo acoustic album when music venues shut for the pandemic. With musicians facing tough economic times, he re-envisioned the project …

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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 … Read More
Bristol Police: Residents complain of noise, drones, and ‘large gatherings’
Bristol Police received a relatively large volume of "noise" calls last week, with neighbors reporting neighbors being loud, playing … Read More
Bristol Police nab ‘Mr. Victor’ for buying booze for minors
Bristol Police learned from a father in Little Compton that a man in Bristol was allegedly buying alcohol for minors. According to the … Read More
Marshall gets a bit more specific about Metacomet redevelopment plans
EAST PROVIDENCE — With both parties, the potential proprietor and the public, seemingly entrenched in their positions, a third in a … Read More
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
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Inez Craig, 82, of Bristol Inez (Hampson) Craig, 82, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was born in Coventry, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Harold and Inez (Rathbun) Hampson. Inez married William …
Melissa H. Costa, 82, of Portsmouth, N.H. Melissa H. Costa, 82, of Portsmouth, N.H. passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 28, 1938, in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late John …
Gloria F. Lombardo, 95, of Westerly Mrs. Gloria F. (Morenzoni) Lombardo, age 95, a longtime Riverview Avenue, Westerly resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was the wife of the late Charles T. Lombardo, Jr., her husband of 59 …
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 …
New EPHS project makes steady, scheduled progress

EAST PROVIDENCE — The more things change, the more they stay the same, which is a good thing in this particular instance as it pertains to the on-going construction of the new East Providence …

E.P. Waterfront Commission gives conditional fund approval to Sutton Avenue project

EAST PROVIDENCE — Used quite a bit currently as a foil by critics in the on-going attempt to potentially redevelop the Metacomet Golf Club, the East Providence Waterfront Commission held its …

Larry G. Niles, 65, Westport

Larry G. Niles, 65, of Westport, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital.  He was the companion of the late Louise Palmieri. Born in New Bedford, son of Gilbert and …

Susan J. Foster, 78, Westport

Susan J. (Drinkwater) Foster, 78, of Westport, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was the wife of George E. Foster. Mrs. Foster was born and …

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