Gallery: 2022 East Providence City Hall Tree Lighting event

EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall last weekend on Saturday, Nov. 26, kicked off a season’s worth of holiday events in city. The following afternoon a …
Short-term rental regulations “on hold” in Little Compton

Little Compton will take no further action for the time being on a controversial plan to begin regulating short term rentals, though the issue is not yet settled and will be discussed more, the town …

Deal places 18th at regional cross country championship

Mt. Hope cross country runner Jessica Deal placed 18th at the Nike Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship in Wattipager, New York on Saturday. The freshman ran the three mile course that …

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Five East Providence non-profits receive grants in latest Champlin Foundation round

CRANSTON — The Champlin Foundation announced $10.2 million in capital funding to 95 nonprofit organizations serving Rhode Islanders of all ages across youth services, healthcare, arts and …

R.I. Foundation issues ‘A Christmas Carol’ donation challenge

The Rhode Island Foundation will match every donation the public makes to Trinity Repertory Company during its 2022 run of “A Christmas Carol” with an equal grant to the Rhode Island …

Westport police logs: Uptick in animal complaints this week

Monday, Nov. 21 A caller to 911 reported a car accident on Route 88 at 6:41 a.m. Another was called in, same location, just under four hours later. Police tried but were unable to serve a …

Tiverton swears in new fire chief

Tiverton Town Hall took on a celebratory air Monday night as the town's fire department members, along with fire chiefs and officers from several area towns, turned out to witness the swearing in of …

Police order teenagers off Barrington school roof

Barrington Police responded to Hampden Meadows School on Sunday, Nov. 27 at about 11:20 a.m. after receiving a phone call from someone who saw two individuals climbing onto the roof of the …

Piper becomes new Bristol Warren school committee chair

Marjorie McBride and Karen Cabral voted in opposition, while the remaining members approved her nomination.
Obituaries
John E. Bettencourt, Sr., 99, Dartmouth

John Eugene Bettencourt, 99, of Dartmouth, passed away late on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy K. (Rose) Bettencourt. Born and raised in Dartmouth on the …

Lee Gardner, 88

Allan Beitchman, 85, Tiverton

Nina Peckham Young, 89, Little Compton

Rosemarie A. Mello, 83, Tiverton

Margaret M. Tarvis, 69, Westport

Nancy M. Dawson, Westport

Helen M. Whipple, 90, Tiverton

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Bristol's Grand Illumination is Saturday night

Bristol's 2022 Grand Illumination will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Burnside Building at 400 Hope St. The program will also be live streamed on …

Alisa Amador performs in 'Women's Voices' series

'Christmas in Newport' kicks off month-long celebration on Thursday

Providence hosts three-night celebration of lights, Waterfire and art

Get your holiday photos taken Saturday in Providence

Opinion
Letter: As Mayflower plan moves ahead, wind power prices skyrocket

Thanks very much for your informative report published on Nov. 23, 2022.  Information on this subject is typically only released in a favorable fashion by the regulators. I am quite sure …

Letter: Discourse falls aside as name-calling and polarity reigns

Letter: All I want for Christmas

Letter: A close enough call with a Fisher Cat

Letter: To clarify political history in Barrington

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