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Warren man arrested for possession of child pornography

The 20-year-old Wheaton Street resident was transported to the custody of the Middletown Police Department following their arrest.
Warren PD: Four DUIs, a car fire, and illegal shellfishing
Between June 10-17, 2024, Warren police made four arrests and responded with multiple other agencies to address a serious car … Read More
Hugh Cole graduates 67 fifth-graders at sunny ceremony
Under brilliant blue skies, punctuated by a soft breeze, 67 Hugh Cole Elementary School students received their hard-earned … Read More
Providence Country Day School celebrates Class of 2024
EAST PROVIDENCE — The weather was perfect Wednesday, June 12, during commencement for the graduates in the Senior Class of 2024 at … Read More
Veterans pinned at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren
A Warwick hospice company brought military honors to veterans living at Crestwood Nursing Home on Flag Day. Read More
Warren's Masonic Lodge to be featured on PBS docuseries
Washington Lodge No. 3 will be featured during the fifth season of the New England Emmy-nominated series, ‘Treasures Inside the … Read More
Chomp restricted to acoustic music after neighbors complain
Chomp Kitchen and Drinks was granted approval to allow musicians to play outdoors at their Water Street establishment seven days a … Read More
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Warren Firefighters Memorial is this Sunday

The commemorative event begins at 8 a.m. at St. Mary of the Bay Church and continues with a parade through the downtown.

Fundraiser to be held Sunday for KMS Outdoor Learning Zone

Mount Hope Farm will host a family fun day to raise money to help build the new outdoor learning zone at Kickemuit Middle School.

Warren to recognize two Memorial Day observances this weekend

Ceremonies will begin on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. honoring a Vietnam Veteran, and continue at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Memorial Day, with Naval Honors at the Town Wharf, followed by a speaking program and parade.
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Obituaries
Kenneth Barlow Kenneth J. Barlow, 84, of Bristol, RI passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, after a long illness. A son of the late Florence Ashworth and beloved husband of Noreen (Butler) Barlow. Ken was a li
Anthony Melchers Anthony Melchers, 89, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024. He was the husband of Kathleen (Paiva) Wilmarth. Born in Amiens, Holland, he was the son of the late John and Afke (
Paul Borges Bristol|Paul Vincent Borges, 77, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marie (Benevides) Borges for
Sports
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Post 10 squads ready for start of 2024 Legion Baseball league slates EAST PROVIDENCE — The respective Riverside Post 10 teams, sponsored in part by the ATC (Athletes turned Champion) performance center owned and operated by East Providence High School coach …
Jackson places fourth in dash, triple jump at state meet The Mt. Hope girls track team placed 12 with 24.20 points during the RI state track championships at Conley Stadium on Saturday. Sophomore Thea Jackson had a good day in both the track and field …
Knapman, Browne power Huskies past Toll Gate 12-5, head to semis Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 3 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team pounded Toll Gate 12-5 in the Division 3 quarterfinals at home on Thursday night. Goalkeeper Ethan Labolita made 15 …
Opinion
Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

Letter: We’re all responsible for a safer bike path

We all have a responsibility in sharing a safer, more enjoyable experience on the bike path.

Letter: On rising waters, we must rely on facts

It is commendable that our flooding issue is being taken seriously by the local towns and state agencies by the Route 114 group, which has been holding public forums, but the proposals do not address the main problem.

Letter: KMS outdoor learning zone: what is it, and how can you help?

What if we could address the youth mental health crisis, health problems resulting from chronic sedentary behaviors, academic disengagement and “nature deficit disorder” all at once?

Letter: A decision about my future in Warren

I am writing to inform you of a significant decision I have made regarding my role in our town’s governance.

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