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Warren police raid yields marijuana, guns and cash

A Warren man faces several felony charges after a police raid at his home Friday, Jan. 22 uncovered dozens of marijuana plants and more than a pound of prepared marijuana, eight weapons and several …

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Warren 'Gateway' comes into focus
A public/private effort to transform the old National Grid property in the shadow of the Warren River Bridge into a gateway center … Read More
Nearby residents oppose Warren dams' removal
Residents near the Kickemuit Reservoir are hiring legal representation and engineers to fight the Bristol County Water Authority's … Read More
Man charged with assaulting Portsmouth Police officer, DWI
PORTSMOUTH — A Warren was charged with multiple offenses on Wednesday, Jan. 13, after his vehicle was pulled over for speeding … Read More
Water authority proposes another rate increase
Bristol County Water Authority customers should expect rate increases each year for the next 10 years, starting with a proposed 5 … Read More
Warren gateway project cost currently at $9 million
A public/private effort to transform the old National Grid property in the shadow of the Warren River Bridge into a gateway center … Read More
Health officials: More than 51,000 Rhode Islanders at least partially inoculated
More than 51,000 Rhode Islanders had been at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus by Friday morning, according to state … Read More
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Diamond Alves, 87, Warren Diamond Alves, 87, of Warren, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was born in Providence, RI, the son of the late Diamantino and Florence (LePage) Alves. Diamond was a Marine …
John Sousa Jr., 98, Warren John Sousa Jr., 98, of Warren, RI, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. He was the loving husband of Helen (Kuszej) Sousa. Born in Bristol, RI, he was the son of the late John and Mary …
Francis 'Buzz" OHalloran, 70, Warren Francis “Buzz” OHalloran of Warren passed peacefully on Jan. 15, 2021 with his best friend by his side, after a three-year battle with lung cancer.Buzz was a friendly face around town …
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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: Erosion of trust undercuts our Democracy

To the editor: America is facing a deficit far more critical that its sky-rocketing fiscal deficit or even its vaccine deficit. We are experiencing a trust deficit which threatens the very …

Letter: This was an attack from within

What took place at our nation’s capital last week was an attack on our country and Constitution from within. It was another 9/11 moment perpetrated not by foreign terrorist but from American …

Letter: When will you get your Covid-19 vaccination?

As the FDA approves and Operation Warp Speed distributes vaccines to each state, we need to be informed of the facts and advocate for our health and our rights. I, as a fellow senior, am asking every …

Commentary — Senator Reed: Time to move on from a disgraced presidency

Donald Trump disgracefully invited and incited a mob to attack law enforcement and assault our democracy.  He reminded everyone why he is unfit to lead, why I voted …

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