Lobsterman dies after going overboard from Tiverton-based boat

Tiverton Police report that a lobsterman on the Tiverton-based offshore lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster II went overboard and died early Monday. The victim has been identified as Joseph Zinno, 26, …
Esmond 'Doug' Smith was one of Portsmouth’s ‘unsung heroes’

PORTSMOUTH — As a passionate promoter of local history, Esmond “Doug” Smith, Jr. had his hands in nearly everything that celebrated days gone by in Portsmouth. Whether it …

Bristol's 'Man with 1,000 radios' to sell collection this weekend

Gary Watros, who calls himself The Man With 1,000 Radios, will probably only have about 700 of them out when he hosts a radio sale at his 291 High St. home this Saturday and Sunday. “Maybe a …

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Bristol's 'Man with 1,000 radios' putting them up for sale

Gary Watros, who calls himself The Man With 1,000 Radios, will probably only have about 700 of them out when he hosts a radio sale at his 291 High St. home this Saturday and Sunday. “Maybe a …

Eagles top Friars in non-league soccer game

The Barrington High School boys soccer team defeated St. Anthony's 1-0 in a non-league soccer game at Victory Field on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14. The Eagles' Alex Soares chipped a shot over the …

Meet Barrington's new SRO

He was a Townie, but now he wears the blue and gold of Barrington High School. Barrington Police Officer Dave Wyrostek grew up in Riverside and attended East Providence High School. But when local …

East Providence Police arrest city man for vacation fraud scheme

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man has been detained for his role in a scheme to defraud vacationers. The East Providence Police Department arrested Anthony DeBarros, 57 and of Seth Street in East …

East Providence Council opts against holding special budget hearing

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council late last week opted not to hold a separate, special public hearing on proposed changes to the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget, rather choosing to roll it into its …

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 …
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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, …

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

Patriots beat Falcons 14-6, remain undefeated in league play

The Mt. Hope soccer team scores 14 goals on Davies in D-II match up

Three BHS coaches earn special awards

Letter: Climate change — the cost of inaction

To the editor: The Climate Change Conversation sponsored by the Little Compton Garden Club (Friday, Oct 4, at the Little Compton Community Center) was well attended by people who love Little …

Letter: Recall a resounding victory, but town should beware

Letter: With gratitude and determination, we'll continue to advocate for you

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Letter: We have an inhumane crisis at a different ‘southern border’

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