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A local man recently snapped a photo of a disturbing trend in Barrington — poop bags on poles. In an email to the Barrington Times, the resident wrote that he started noticing the … more
Two days after more than 50 Barrington residents met to discuss how to drive a registered sex offender out of town, it appears they have succeeded. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the … more
State traffic officials are considering whether to add a “no right turn on red” sign at the intersection of Market and Main streets in downtown Warren. Rep. Jan Malik recently asked DOT … more
Emergency crews from Portsmouth as well as passing boaters sped to the scene of a burning powerboat off the eastern end of Hog Island Thursday afternoon around 3:20 p.m. The boat was fully … more
The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2: Monday, Sept. 26 Officers assisted school personnel with a fight at Mt. Hope High School at 10 a.m. … more
An official from St. Andrew's School in Barrington contacted police on Wednesday, Nov. 9, after a former student — a 29-year-old man now living in Warren — stopped by the school and began … more
Barrington police responded to the town beach on Wednesday, July 20, after people complained of a man harassing beach patrons. Witnesses there said the man had been taking pictures of people … more
Former Warren Animal Control Officer Heidy Garrity pleaded no contest last week to stealing thousands of dollars from the Warren Animal Shelter over a two-year period, keeping the money in a secret … more
A motorist was trapped inside his wrecked car for 45 minutes after it struck a stone wall on County Road and rolled over on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1. The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. on … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The TD Bank branch located at the intersection of Newport and Pawtucket Avenues in the Rumford section of the city was robbed by at least one man mid-afternoon Tuesday, June … more
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