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Warren PD: Two arrests and a speeding snow plow

Warren police received multiple reports from multiple people about a snow plow driving at excessive speeds during last week's snow storm.
Huskies find competition steep at state meet
The girls indoor track team, which placed second in their division and second at the class meet, had a tougher time competing on the … Read More
Warren Senior Center's fitness class is a big hit, and a big help
“I’m so grateful to these exercise programs at the senior center,” one participant said. “I can dance again. I can’t explain … Read More
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
New bridge traffic pattern will split eastbound side into six lanes, three in each direction
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to … Read More
Mt. Hope gymnastics looks to promising future after a comeback season
After winning only two meets last season, the Mt. Hope gymnastics team had reason to celebrate this year,  and to look forward to the … Read More
Design process begins for outdoor learning space at Kickemuit Middle School
KMS and Thrive Outside plan to begin their Outdoor Learning Zone using the $100,000 RIDE grant that they received earlier this year. … Read More
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Warren couple to share secrets of happy retirement in series of talks

Dr. Lisa Cowley and her husband, Victor Westgate, have spent about 15 years researching, self-exploring, traveling, and interviewing hundreds of people to be able to answer one question insightfully: What to do after retiring?

Central Fire Company's Holiday Breakfast is Dec. 3 in Warren

All are invited to an upcoming holiday breakfast to benefit members of the Central Fire Company in Warren on Sunday, Dec. 3, between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Warren Holiday Festival kicks off on Friday

The Warren Holiday Festival is gearing up for another year of seasonal joy, with committee chair Elwood Donnelly reporting that everything is ready to go for the two evenings of festivities on Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25.
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Obituaries
Alice Taylor 94, formerly of Bristol and Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Taylor, Jr., who passed away in 2007. Born in Pawt
Patricia Lavier Patricia Ann Lavier (78) of Bristol, RI passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2024. Known affectionately as Pat, Patti, Mom, Coach, Grandma, and Big Ma, she was an avid reader, prolific crocheter
Cecil Leonard Cecil E. Leonard passed December 18, 2023. For his complete obituary, see the Sakonnet Times, Jan. 4, 2024, or click here . A celebration of life will be held  on Friday, March 8, 20
Sports
Huskies hockey team still optimistic, despite difficult season Sometimes season’s go south before they even get started. It can happen in the blink of an eye. This season the Huskies saw it coming. It’s been the same for the Mt. Hope/East Providence …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024 inductees The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of …
Pisasale leads Huskies' gymnasts in loss to Portsmouth The Mt. Hope gymnastics team fell to Portsmouth in their final regular season meet at Strive Gymnastics on Sunday. Mt. Hope scored a 130.75 and Portsmouth scored a 133.30.  The Huskies …
Portsmouth beats Mt. Hope in gymnastics meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team notched another win on Sunday, defeating Mt. Hope at Strive Gymnastics in Somerset. The Patriots scored 133.3 points to the …
Opinion
Letter: In response to claim about Warren’s right to govern itself

It is unfortunate that Mr. Mensinger rejects his community's self-determination in how it chooses to grow, at the behest of Smith Hill functionaries with unfalsifiable plans for providing affordability.

Letter: Mt. Hope gymnastics team deserves more applause

To the Mt. Hope High School community, athletic department, administration and the regional school district, you missed out on what represents the best of what high school athletics is all about.

Letter: Washington Street Bridge was an avoidable crisis

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge is a crisis for Rhode Island and all who drive I-195. Our elected representatives must take all necessary steps to protect the public’s interests.

Letter: Let’s improve, not abandon, the Bristol ferry

Employing a water option around the bridge traffic was an excellent idea. However, it was administered recklessly.

Letter: Confused by anti-wind farm stance

Our progress toward energy independence from the vicissitudes of the global energy markets will not be without its frustrations and delays but making spurious connections with discredited state agencies is not helpful to the process.

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