House lots possible on Devol Pond shore

WESTPORT — A preliminary proposal to develop house lots along the west shore of Devol Pond south of Route 177 in Westport went before the Planning Board late last month. The purpose of the …
Little Compton Town Council ponders new ordinances

Approving amendments and considering changes to local ordinances dominated much of the town council’s conversation on Thursday, October 10, during …

Westport selectmen call for effective animal registry

Whatever form it takes, this Keeping of Animals Registry needs to be strong and it needs to be effective. That was the message from several on the Board of Selectmen last week during a session …

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Critics: Tree crew needlessly damaged old Tiverton wall

TIVERTON — They were grateful to see a fallen tree removed and damaged wires fixed, but some Nanaquaket area residents were less pleased with the rough treatment that they said an old stone wall …

Barrington coaching legends earn hall of fame nod

Two of the greatest leaders in Barrington High School sports history will be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League High School Athletic Hall of Fame this month. Former coaching …

State, non-profit plant artificial reef in Sabin Point waters

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city’s coastline will enjoy a first among attempts to help the continued regeneration of Narragansett Bay as a whole and the waters off East Providence …

Huskies tennis heads into playoffs with 12-1 record

The Mt. Hope tennis team clinched Division II with 12-1 regular season record as they head into the playoffs this week.  Some team members participated against the best tennis players in the …

Photos: Warren Walkabout draws hundreds

Sunday's Warren Walkabout drew hundreds of visitors to downtown Warren. Musicians played in the street, shoppers rummaged through sidewalk sales, restaurants did a brisk business and artists showed …

East Providence School Committee backs modest modest administrator salary increases

EAST PROVIDENCE — The scheduled meeting of the School Committee Tuesday night, Oct. 22, lasted for nearly four hours, but was almost entirely spent out of public view in an executive …
Barrington doubles team wins state title

Lauren Jay and Sonya Pareek can proudly say they are the number one doubles team in the state this fall.  Lauren and Sonya defeated a team from LaSalle Academy in the RI State Tennis Doubles …

Saunders, Scott win East Providence Firefighters Freaky 5k

Raiders race past Townies in Division I football

Gallery: EPHS Unified Volleyball

Tiverton police investigating ugly high school soccer brawl

Things to Do
Camping Grounds to host going-out-of-business sale

Westport Camping Grounds, now closed and soon to be acquired by the Town of Westport, announces an "everything must go" going-out-of-business estate sale. The public is invited one day only, this …

It's Halloween on the farm

Westport River Center ribbon cutting/open house is October 19

This month's Bosworth Lecture: Reading to become wiser and more civically engaged

Saturday's East Bay / Bike Way / Art Day will be the first community art day of its kind

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