Barrington resident experiences strange encounter

A Barrington resident called police after a man tried to enter his home at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Ida Court resident told police he heard a screen door open, and when he went to …
Accused child molester had troubled tenure as a Bristol police officer

Records pertaining to David Barboza’s employment with the Bristol Police, recently released by that department, paint a picture of an employee who was initially enthusiastic about the prospect …

Large crowd welcomes new Bristol chief of police

Kevin Lynch, Bristol’s new chief of police, officially began his term here on Tuesday night with an apology to Lynn, his wife of 26 years. “I’m sorry, but I will no longer be …

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Providence Country Day formally welcomes new head of school Folan

EAST PROVIDENCE — Providence Country Day formally welcomed new Head of School Kevin Folan to the fold during a luncheon and ceremony at the Evan West Field House on campus Wednesday afternoon, Oct. …

RIDOT expects to open Interstate 195 ramp at Gano Street

EAST PROVIDENCE — Prodded for comment after a recent outcry from area residents and business owners, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has clarified some details of its future plans …

Residents pepper school board with start time questions

Has the change in school start times been a success, a failure or something in between? That's just one of the questions residents asked members of the Barrington School Committee during the …

Tiverton police investigating ugly high school soccer brawl

Tiverton police are investigating an ugly brawl at a Tiverton/Providence Country Day soccer game Tuesday evening, during which a Chinese exchange student from PCD was reportedly injured after it …

East Providence Council passes slightly reduced Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council ended its deliberations on East Providence’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget at final public hearing held Tuesday night, Oct. 15, settling on a total operating …

Crowd turns out for Barrington's Day of Caring

The second annual Barrington Day of Caring was held on Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day). Volunteers worked on a variety of projects across town — some helped fix up homes, while others pitched …

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