Portsmouth's pension plan questioned during budget hearing

Although the annual budget hearing earlier this month focused mainly on the town’s plan for the senior center, a couple of members of Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC) raised concerns over the town’s pension plan.
Barrington wins, will play in state championship game on Sunday

The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team punched its ticket to the Division I State Finals by defeating Lincoln School 14-9 in the semifinals on Thursday, June 17. The Eagles will play …

$2.25 M waterfront house fetches top Tiverton price since 2018

TIVERTON — Hogan Associates announces the June 15 sale of 112 Riverscape Lane in Tiverton, located off Nanaquaket Road, for $2,250,000.  This is the highest recorded sale price in Tiverton …

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Bristol Police: Three arrests on warrants, plus fireworks complaints

Following are excerpts from the Bristol Police Department incident log from June 7 to 13. Monday, June 7 An officer spoke with someone on Buttonwood Street after a loud noise complaint at 11:18 …

Eagles shut out Scituate and Prout, advance to semis

The Barrington High School baseball team has outscored its playoff opponents 22-0 in the first two rounds of the Division II tournament.  But starting on Friday, the Eagles will face a new …

EPFD begins latest recruiting cycle

EAST PROVIDENCE — While the City Council was considering changing the ordinance around qualifications for new police officer recruitment last week, the administration was also beginning its …

The wedding business is back and booming in Bristol

From venues to caterers to guesthouses and hair salons, the wedding business is so busy right now, the people at the center of it are hustling to keep up. Not that anyone’s complaining. …

Bristol cuts down dozens of trees near beach

Many people have noticed the swath of large trees cut down near the Bristol Town Beach and sports complex — it’s hard not to notice — and they’ve speculated as to why anyone …

New $189.5 million EPHS project maxes out on state reimbursements

EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School project has officially met all of the measures set out by the state, meaning the city’s share of the $189.5 million price tag will be …
Obituaries
Lorraine F. Vitullo, 81, Warren

Lorraine F. (Parent) Vitullo, 81, of Canario Drive, Warren, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Hope Hospice, Providence. She was the devoted wife of 60 years to Kenneth Edward …

Service for Deborah and Charles Adams, Little Compton

James J. Bolster, 83, of Barrington

Elizabeth M. Reid, 100, of Barrington

Mary Mechant, 76, Warren

Leonora Carmo Costa, 96, of Bristol

Krystal Amber Geraldo, 24

David J. Tupaj, 80, Putnam, Ct.

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Firefighters' memorial back in Warren this Sunday

Warren fire fighters will remember their own Sunday, holding a full parade and ceremony at the Warren Town Common following the cancellation of last year's public event. Chief James Sousa said the …

Westport Artist in Residence Program debuts at Westport Woods

East Providence singer/songwriter Lyons drops latest single

Late Herbert Hall to be honored with tree-planting in Portsmouth

Dog (Park) days are here in Warren

Opinion
Letter: The little things, like good old cars, make a difference

To the editor:  Sunday, June 13, was a beautiful bluebird day for a car show and over 50 antique cars came to support a food drive organized by the Little Compton Republican Town …

Arlene Violet: Some are more equal than others

Letter: Rhode Island business climate - Time for a change

Letter: Which claims more victims? Racism or sexual immorality?

Letter: Too many of the elderly suffered lonely deaths

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