Gen. Baccus submits R.I. Veterans' Home resignation

Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus, administrator of the Rhode Island Veterans' Home for the past 11 years, has submitted his resignation, to be effective in 60 days. Gen. Baccus, a Bristol resident, was at the …
Officials display vision, gather ideas for future of Watchemocket Square in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Well over 50 residents and interested parties were in attendance at a meeting about the future of the Watchmoket Square district and the nearby waterfront hosted by the …

EPHS students vie in ‘Poetry Out Loud’ contest for first time

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School English Department held the first of what it plans to be an annual participation in the “Poetry Out Loud” recitation contest Wednesday …

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No change apparent following latest local school bus driver contract talks

EAST BAY — “No news is good news” is hopefully the axiom to be taken by the lack of definitive words from the union representing school bus drivers in East Providence, Barrington …

RIDOT announces lane changes for Henderson Bridge

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced there will be a single lane and right shoulder closure at the on-ramp coming from the East Side of Providence to the …

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

QUONSET — The return of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show will now feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners coinciding with a date change for the event …

Bristol Police: Woman flees into woods after trying to buy cell phone

A young woman from New Jersey briefly fled into the woods near a busy commercial intersection after allegedly attempting to buy a new cell phone with a false identity. That was one of dozens of …

College Achievements: East Providence Dean's List students

EAST PROVIDENCE — The following academic achievements for college students from East Providence and nearby for the Fall 2019 semester were submitted by their respective institutions of higher …

BHS athletes perform well at track meets

A number of Barrington boys recorded stellar times at the World Trophies Invitational tournament in Providence on Saturday, Jan. 11.  Barrington's 4x800-meter relay team of Jay Scheiffelin, …
Daniel Teixeira, 87, Westport

Daniel Teixeira, 87, of Westport, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  He was the husband of Doris J. (French) Mathews. Born in New …

Phyllis Hunt, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Nicole Violet, 50

Cecelia G. Chellel, 88, of Barrington

Normand A. Gingras, 92, Tiverton

Cecelia Borden, 105, Portsmouth

Mary E. Flack, 84, of Quakertown, Pa.

Arline M. Tripp, 91, Westport

America’s pastime alive and well in Bristol

With an expanded board and a new leader at the helm, Bristol’s King Philip Little League is looking to buck national trends and expand their offerings. “We’re trying to capture …

Eagles crush Huskies in Medeiros Cup game

Riverside sweeps Martin in middle school hoops outings

Wildcats offense erupts in back to back wins

EPHS Sports Notes: Girls’ cagers continue search for first league victory

Things to Do
Buzzards Bay Swim — sign up early and save

The Buzzards Bay Coalition suggests, “Make your New Year’s resolution to have a great time for a good cause at the 27th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 27 in New Bedford …

Tiffany glass exhibition to bring some color to Newport this winter

This year’s Portsmouth polar dive beneficiary? Island Park itself

Tiverton Penguin plunge returns to Grinnell’s Beach Jan. 1

Celebrate the holidays with Fireside Christmas Concerts

Editorial: State priorities should be schools and jobs

Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke …

Letter: Calendar shows Barrington's arrogance, ignorance

Letter: Schools should present both sides of a controversial issue

Editorial: Septics in harm’s way

Arlene Violet: Can political leaders stop the madness?

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