BHS girls finish second at state meet, boys are 12th

The Barrington High School girls track team powered to a second place finish at the state championship meet in Providence on Saturday. Julia Howarth celebrated a strong meet — the senior …
Skating for a cause in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Aquidneck Island athletes took to the ice for a good cause recently when Portsmouth High School and the Rogers/Middletown-Rocky Hill Co-op team participated in the second annual …

Eagles win, clinch spot in playoffs

The Barrington High School boys hockey team clinched a spot in the Division I hockey playoffs with a 4-2 victory over Prout/Scituate Co-op on Monday, Feb. 17, at URI.   Charlie Ames got the …

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DOT to close Rt. 114 north at Silver Creek Bridge job in Bristol soon

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will temporarily close the northbound travel lane on Hope Street (Route 114) at the Silver Creek Bridge in Bristol on Monday, March 2 to begin …

E.P. administrators note increase in grant monies sought for Grassy Plains project

EAST PROVIDENCE — The administration of Mayor Bob DaSilva has revised the figure of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management grant monies the city is seeking to redevelop the …

Commissioner slams Barrington School Committee over request

The state's education commissioner recently offered a strongly-worded response to the Barrington School Committee's request for an advisory opinion regarding a student suspension case. Barrington …

Question over AP exam fees sparks debate in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A conversation about the future of Portsmouth High School’s AP exam policy at a recent School Committee meeting spiraled into a debate over who’s responsible to pay …

Several Portsmouth athletes qualify for regional indoor meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High Schools two indoor track teams didn’t finish among the top squads in the state championship meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy on Saturday, but several athletes performed well enough to qualify for the New England regional meet.

Barrington team competes in FIRST Tech Challenge

  The Robo Eagles, the robotics team from Barrington High School, was one of 28 teams to compete recently in the FIRST Tech Challenge hosted by New England Institute of Technology at their …
Joseph F. O’Connell, 93, of Barrington

Joseph F. O’Connell, 93, of Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Thibert) …

Patricia Blomfield-Brown Billings, of Barrington

Annie Tate, 20, Dorchester

John A. McDonough, 81, Westport

George R. Duclos, 86, Westport

Louise Lebreux, 83, Tiverton

Rhoda R. Barker, formerly of Tiverton

Lt. Col Robert E. Vermette, 82

Things to Do
February vacation fun

Providence Children's Film FestivalHeld Feb. 14-23, the Providence Children's Film Festival includes film screenings, filmmaker presentations, and hands-on youth workshops in and around Providence. …

Shakespeare company takes on 'Love Letters'

Young singers are ‘Scattin’ with Ella’ in Portsmouth

Impact of severe storms focus of Portsmouth event Feb. 12

R.I. National Guard announces date change for return of Air Show

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