Barrington official: Schools on track to finish with $2 million surplus

Town officials shared a detailed look at the proposed budgets during the annual budget hearing on Wednesday night, May 11.  The event serves as a preview for the May 25 financial town meeting …
Two face multiple gun and drug charges following Tiverton car stop

Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, as well as a gun and other weapons, during a traffic stop on …

Planning Board approves Yarn Mill development

A divided zoning board voted 3-2 to approve the redevelopment of the Robin Rug factory into 127 residential units.

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Authors plan book tour Saturday at Westport Point

Westport authors Fred and Amy Thurber will lead a walking tour of Westport Point Saturday in support of their new book, "In the Wake of the Willows," a humorous followup to the classic "The Wind in …

Westport voters up allowed size of accessory apartments

Westport will ease size restrictions on in-law apartments, following a vote last week that zoning board members hope will make it easier for the elderly to stay in their homes, with their …

Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. Hope at home on Thursday, May 12. The victory …

Learn to Row Day set for June 4 in Warren

The Fourth Annual “Learn to Row Day” is going down at the Warren Town beach on Saturday, June 4

Long-time staff members depart East Providence school district

EAST PROVIDENCE — The exodus of some of the district’s most senior and respected employees continued to be announced in recent days, …

Research reveals details about town’s slave history

It was tedious. It was frustrating. And it was time-consuming. But in the end, the research work completed by three college students helped uncover some valuable information about …
Obituaries
Manuel “Pete” Carvalho Jr., Tiverton

Manuel “Pete” Carvalho passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Herman and husband Brad, daughter Melissa Carvalho …

Rene R. Parent, Westport

Richard C. Bicki, 72, Little Compton

Phyllis Rowland, 89, Tiverton

George E. McGaw, 90, Portsmouth

Valerie (Crowther) Turcotte, 82, Little Compton

Carolyn Columbia Cody, 97, Westport

John A. Schori, 90, Little Compton

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