Westport driver cited for cell phone use in death of Fall River woman

A Westport motorist whose car struck and killed a Fall River woman in a crosswalk Sunday has been cited for several offenses including failure to remain hands free while utilizing a cell phone while …
Warren police logs; Police seize crack in Water Street raid

 Monday, July 27 A Federal Street resident reported the theft of items from a car. A similar call came in from Child Street a few minutes later. Harbormaster Ed Cabral went by police …

East Providence seeks new development proposals for vacant VAMCO property

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city recently issued its latest Request for Proposal, seeking plans on how best to redevelop the vacant, municipaly-owned parcel at the corner of Fenner and Bullocks Point …

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Barrington officials tap field fund for other projects

The Barrington Town Council approved a name change for an account, allowing town officials to use the money in that account for additional purposes. The account had been called the "Athletic Field …
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Banned from town beaches, nonresidents go elsewhere in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Vicky Newbold said she has video of about 30 strangers stomping through her backyard underneath the Sakonnet River Bridge to get to their favorite fishing spot along the …
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Maaia is sworn as associate East Providence municipal court judge

EAST PROVIDENCE — Noted local attorney William C. Maaia last week was sworn in by Mayor Bob DaSilva as the Associate Municipal Court judge for the city. Mr. Maaia will oversee cases …

Municipal salaries in Barrington — raises range

On July 18, residents voted to approve the proposed municipal budget, which included an increase of more than 3 percent. Some of the increase will cover planned raises for dozens of municipal …

Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American

Mt. Hope High School graduate Nathan Silveira recently added a new honor to his list of accomplishments. Salutatorian for the Class of 2020, Silveira was named to the United Soccer Coaches, High …

Police: BB gun to blame for broken windows in Barrington

Barrington police are investigating two incidents where windows were damaged by BB gun pellets. The first incident was reported on Tuesday, July 21. An employee with St. Luke School on …
Obituaries
Mary Lou Labao, 65, of Bristol

Mary Lou Labao, 65, of Franklin Street passed away on July 21, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Sofia (Aguiar) Labao and the late Jose Labao. She was …

Fernanda Paiva Almeida, 94, of Bristol

Ellen D. Williams, 92, of Barrington

Scott E. D’Allesandro, 57, of Barrington

Malcolm E. Beattie, 68, Tiverton

Robert M. Condon, 79, Westport

Norman E. 'Sandy' McCulloch, Jr., 94, of Barrington

Charles Ledley, 79, Warren

Sports
BHS student-athletes train for uncertain fall sports season

Some falls sports teams at Barrington High School have started their preseason practices, but the future of high school sports this fall remains uncertain. On Friday, July 17, public school …

Gallery: Post 10 Juniors open 2020 baseball season

Barrington throwers named 'Virtual All-Americans'

Are you ready for the Barrington Olympics?

Riverside Post 10 Juniors expect to vie in one-off summer baseball competition

Things to Do
Weaver Library Farmers’ Market opens for seventh season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though a bit delayed, the seventh annual season of the Farmers Market on the Weaver Library grounds launched last week, Thursday, July 9, under slightly different conditions …

In Portsmouth: Building the leaders of today — and tomorrow

Eli’s, young chef team up for RI Food Bank cooking challenge

With no fireworks, a low-key Fourth in Portsmouth

East Providence’s Weaver Library Farmers’ Market opens July 9

Opinion
Letter: Tax hike showed disregard of citizens during pandemic

To the editor: This letter is addressed to Portsmouth town officials. Much has been written about Portsmouth government’s refusal to recognize the will of the people and eliminate the FY …

Arlene Violet: It's the Rhode Island way

Letter: Liberal eyes beget liberal lies

Letter: Committee’s questioning of Barr was a chaotic fiasco

Letter: States must stand up to federal government invasions

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