Westport girls run over Cape Cod Academy, 79-49, play again Monday

Westport eighth grade guard Korynne Holden scored 21 points and the starters combined for 66 points as the Wildcats ran over Cape Cod Academy 79-49 in a South Division 4 home playoff game on Thursday night. The Wildcats move on to play Holbrook at home on Monday night at 6:30 p.m.
Bristol detours begin this Monday as bridge work ramps up

  Despite protests from Bristol merchants about detour signs steering people away from the downtown district, those signs will remain in place. Installed earlier this week, those signs direct …

Condo owner allegedly threatens Barrington resident

  A Barrington resident stopped into the police station on Thursday, Feb. 20, after she was allegedly threatened. The resident told police she and her family had rented a condo in …

Latest News

EPHS rallies late to fend off Central in boys’ hoops playoff opener

EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing from the jump throughout most of the second half to its upset-minded guests from Central, the fifth-seeded and host East Providence High School boys’ basketball …

Providence man found guilty of murdering East Providence man

PROVIDENCE — A Providence man was found guilty Friday, Feb. 28, by a Providence County Superior Court jury for the 2014 murder of Yusef A’Vant in East Providence. Thomas Mosley, 38, was found …

E.P. native included in 2020 R.I. Music Hall of Fame inductees

PAWTUCKET — The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) has announced its 2020 inductees. The four new members include Riverside native Joe Doyle along with The American Band, Hal Crook and …

Barrington officials weigh in on Coronavirus impact, response

The flu hit Barrington schools hard this year. During the school committee meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, Barrington superintendent Michael Messore shared information about the number of student …

Bristol Police: Two repeat offenders jailed after domestic violence arrests

Two separate men were sent to the ACI after being arrested as repeat offenders who were on parole for previous domestic offenses.  Following is a log of Bristol Police incidents from Feb. 17 to …
Work will add new production lines, create 20 or more new jobs

In Warren, Blount Fine Foods eyes $10 million upgrade

Blount Fine Foods plans to spend more than $10 million this year upgrading its Water Street plant. Armed with up to $1 million in Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits announced this week, the firm …
Obituaries
Robert D. "Rock" McAdam, 63, Warren

Robert D. McAdam, 63, of Warren, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at home. He was born in Needham, MA., a son of the late Harold and Geraldine (Charves) …

Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, of Bristol

Joseph L. Sbardella, 88, Warren

Raymond J. Carreiro, 78, of Bristol

Hope FitzGerald Taylor, Little Compton,

Barbara J. Davis, 72, Barrington

Eugenia “Jenny” Gormly, 99, Portsmouth

Rose Mary Falugo

Sports
Townies host Knights in boys' hoops playoff opener tonight

EAST PROVIDENCE — Fifth-seeded East Providence High School opens the 2020 Division I boys’ basketball championship tournament Friday night, Feb. 28, with a home contest against visiting …

Local company announces agreement to buy Metacomet Country Club

Wildcats lose 62-58 playoff heartbreaker to Mashpee

EPHS wraps up first girls’ basketball season under Lambert

Eagles honored with Hobey Baker awards

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

Opinion
Letter: Thanks to all for supporting Portsmouth Dog Park

To the editor: As chair of the all-volunteer Portsmouth Dog Park Committee, I have had the privilege of watching this new dog park come to life. There is something very special that happens here …

Letter: Assessor at the center of assessment woes

Letter: Assessment issue raises many concerns

Editorial: ‘Farming’ —  see you in court

Letter: Medicare For All lecture is March 10 in Portsmouth

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