Council says yes to new Barrington Hall of Fame

The town manager pitched his idea for creating a Barrington Heritage Hall of Fame at the town council meeting earlier this month. And after a few minutes of discussion, members of the council voted …
Plaque placed at East Providence City Hall memorializing fallen public servants

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence held a dedication ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10, memorializing the seven members of both the East Providence Fire and Police Departments …

Westport volleyball beats Holbrook 3-2, needs one more win to clinch tournament birth

In their biggest comeback of the season, the Westport girls volleyball team won three straight sets after being down 0-2, to beat Holbrook, 3-2 (20-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-12) in a home grudge …

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Plastic bag ban in East Providence officially goes into effect on November 7

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a statement issued last week by the administration and the sponsor of the legislation, East Providence has announced a date to initiate a ban on the use of so-called “single …

Townies trounce Thunderbolts in Division I football

CRANSTON — The East Providence High School football team got a win it needed to have as the Townies chase a spot in the upcoming Division I playoffs after the locals blew out host Cranston East, …

Barrington church to host 'Voices of Immigration'

Barrington Interfaith Partners will host its fall forum, "Voices of Immigration," on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 191 …

Westport River Center ribbon cutting/open house is October 19

The Westport River Watershed Alliance will welcome visitors to the River Center, their recently completed headquarters at the Head of Westport, on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. The open house …

Patriots beat Falcons 14-6, remain undefeated

Portsmouth quarterback Ben Hurd scored two touchdowns as the Patriots beat Cranston West, 14-6, in the team's home opener on Friday evening. The Patriots are now 4-0 in Division I-B. Hurd scored …

Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault and tampering with fire apparatus

Bristol Police arrested two people in one domestic violence incident and responded to the usual array of calls about noisy students and noisy neighbors. Following is a log of police incidents from …
Genevieve B. Ball, 93, Tiverton

Genevieve B. (Zmuda) Ball, 93, of Tiverton, passed away October 11, 2019, at her home. She was the loving wife of the late Lester F. Ball for 35 years until his passing in 1985. Born in Fall …

John F. Costa, 82, of Bristol

Phyllis Campbell Field, 86, Little Compton

Anne P. O’Connell

Sally Davis Trowbridge, 87, Westport

Sally Cort, 76, Portsmouth

Amelia Cativo, 92, of Bristol

Norman Richard Pyle, 88, of Bristol


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