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Barrington students gathered in front of the high school along Lincoln Avenue to rally against later school start times which are due to go into effect next year. Students made a huge banner and … more
The former head of the Warren Housing Authority is suing the agency and its directors for what she claims is a two-year pattern of retaliation against her policies and controversial leadership style, … more
Knapton Street in Barrington will play host to a "Yoga Pants Parade" on Sunday afternoon. Why Knapton Street? Well, that's where Alan Sorrentino lives, and he's the resident who recently wrote a … more
Hundreds of people — old and young, male and female, and most wearing yoga pants — paraded down Robbins Drive and Knapton Street on Sunday afternoon. The march served as a peaceful … more
The House of Representatives has passed legislation submitted by Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) that aims to increase the accountability of the campaign finance law … more
Bristol Town Administrator Antonio Teixeira said the rumor that he's not running again this year is false. He plans to mount his third consecutive campaign and stay in office in November. more
Two Warren legislators have been given an “F” rating for their voting records in bills pertaining to 38 Studios, the failed video game company started by former Boston Red Sox pitcher … more
TIVERTON — John G. “Jay” Edwards, who has represented District 70 as a Democrat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives since his first election in 2008, last week announced his candidacy … more
Representative John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) has introduced legislation (2016-H 8044) meant to create a comprehensive regulatory scheme for companies like Uber that use software … more
Dozens of horn players climbed atop what resembled a giant wedding cake in the middle of the football field, while drummers, xylophone players, rifle twirlers and dancers spread out across the field … more
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