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Warren welcomes the holidays with small but festive lighting

The crowds were small but the holiday spirit was thick in Warren Friday night, as the town celebrated the season by lighting its Christmas lights and welcoming Santa. Warren's traditional annual …

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As pandemic rages, Warren looks to light town Friday night
Warren will join together to welcome the holiday season when the town turns on its Christmas lights this Friday. This year, it won't … Read More
Delivery driver in the right place at the right time
Carl DaPonte resists the “hero” label. “I did what anyone should have done,” said the Swansea resident of … Read More
Warren Thanksgiving meals drive falls victim to pandemic
One of Warren's longest Thanksgiving traditions is off this year, a victim like many others of the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual … Read More
Warren police logs: Deer euthanized after collision with car
Monday, Nov. 16 Police were called out to Metacom Avenue for an injured raccoon. Loose dog calls came in almost simultaneously … Read More
Huskies lose double overtime heartbreaker to East Greenwich, 1-0, in Division II championship
Members of the Mt. Hope soccer team fell to the ground in pain and exhaustion after they suffered a heart breaking lost in double … Read More
Warren festival — Residents will illuminate town en masse
With one week to go before Warren's re-imagined holiday festival, homeowners across town are going all in on organizer Marilyn … Read More
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James M. Stabila, 53, Rehoboth James M. Stabila, 53, of Rehoboth, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at Morton Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Kathleen (Collins) Stabila. Born in Fall River, a son of the late …
Elson W. Stanley, 84, Barrington Elson W. Stanley, 84, of Barrington, RI, died Friday, Nov, 13, 2020 at Hope Health Hospice in Providence, RI, of COVID. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Godek) Stanley, and had just celebrated 60 …
Eduardo B. Oliveira, 92, Bristol Eduardo Bernardo Oliveira, 92, passed away on November 4, 2020 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice.  He was the husband of the late Maria Laura (Valcorba) Oliveira. Born in Feteiras do Sul, Sao …
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Eagles best Huskies 5-1 in soccer rivalry game The Barrington High School boys soccer team, trailing 1-0 in the first half, came from behind to beat Mt. Hope, 5-1, in a non-league soccer rivalry game in front of a crowd at Vendituolli Field on a …
Portsmouth defeat defending D-II champs in girls' tennis The Portsmouth High School girls’ tennis team defeated the defending state champions, Mt. Hope, by a score of 6-1 in a Division II matchup Saturday at home. The second doubles team of the …
Sans football, RIIL announces playing of most fall sports in 2020 WARWICK — Most fall high school sports, with the notable exception of football, will be played as scheduled in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision rendered by the Rhode Island …
RIIL delays start of most fall high school sports PROVIDENCE — Cross country and tennis, at the moment, are the only two sports likely to begin nearly on time this fall, according to a 16-page outline provided to high school administrators …
Letter: When moderates rule, extremists beware

It was interesting to watch the Bristol election season unfold from afar, with all the back and forth between the progressive local Democrat Party and this new group of Bristol County Concerned …

Letter: League offers recognition for an election well done 

The League of Women Voters of R.I. (LWVRI), its Board, local Leagues and our members acknowledge how during these extraordinary times, Rhode Island’s election was well-run and secure. The …

Letter: More excited than ever to be your voice at the Statehouse

To the editor: Thank you for re-electing me as your representative to the General Assembly in District 67. I’m grateful for your trust and confidence and I’m ready to continue working …

Letter: Can you help Tap-In so they can help others?

To the editor: Sometimes unusual events call for unusual actions. Tap-In now finds itself in such a circumstance. In the past, at this time of the year, the generous Barrington community has …

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