Newman Congregational Church starts COVID-19 Memorial

EAST PROVIDENCE — Inspired by The New York Times’ May 24 front page listing of the names of 1,000 people who have died due to COVID-19, Newman UCC presents a local opportunity to remember …
Options surface for financial town meeting in Barrington

How can Barrington hold its financial town meeting while still following the state's rules about social distancing and limits on crowds? That is the question members of the Barrington Town Council …

Warren police logs: Woman drives car into water

Monday, May 25 A Fatima Drive resident complained about a barking dog. A man called from Child Street to report getting into a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. Residents on Cole Street were …

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Fire causes heavy damage to Westport summer cottage

A Sunday afternoon blaze caused heavy damage to a single family summer cottage at 147F Cadmans Neck. At …
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Police seize marijuana, cash in Westport traffic stop

WESTPORT — A Westport police officer said he was greeted by a powerful smell of marijuana as he walked up to the car he had just pulled over on Route 88 early Sunday morning. At …
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School Committee formally approves East Providence layoff list

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee, during a special virtual session held late Friday afternoon, May 29, formally affirmed the layoff recommendations of Superintendent …
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Portsmouth zoners approve plan for personal fitness center

PORTSMOUTH — A personal fitness center has taken over a former dentist’s office in the “Food Works Plaza” at the foot of Quaker Hill on East Main Road.  Owner Jeremiah …
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Nursing homes will remain closed to visitors on June 1

PROVIDENCE — If you’ve been unable to visit a loved one living in a nursing home or an assisted living facility since the COVID-19 outbreak, you’ll have to wait at least …
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Barrington police still searching for missing teenager

A 16-year-old Barrington boy has been missing from his home for more than two weeks. Police said Collin Phillips left his home in Barrington on May 12 and has not returned. A family member …
Deborah Cameron, 93, of Barrington

Deborah Cameron, 93, a longtime Barrington resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Braley A. Cameron who passed away in 2005. …

Virginia A. Williamson, 92, of Barrington

Joan M. O’Connell, 88, Barrington

Nancy L. Handshaw, 72, Riverside

Kimberly E. Handshaw, 52, Riverside

Myrtle I. Federico, 99, of Bristol

Frank E. Raposa

Richard Pearce

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E.P. Arts Council changes tact, takes ‘The Looff’ fest on tour

EAST PROVIDENCE — “The Looff on Tour” is the East Providence Arts Council’s answer to COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size still expected to be in place throughout the summer, …

East Providence Library preps 'Mason Jar Mondays' cooking series

Make your own backyard obstacle course!

Narrows resuming concert schedule with live streamed performances

Blithewold reopens grounds to the public

Letter: Barrington police should wear body cameras

To the editor: In light of recent events of police brutality in our country, specifically the murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd as well as other black and brown …

Letter: Keep Fall River residents off Tiverton’s beaches

Arlene Violet: Change should be in the air

Letter: Well done, Louis Cirillo!

Letter: State must find revenue while stimulating the economy

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