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With one new car wash, and another revitalized, there's no excuse for ridin' dirty in Bristol

Seemingly overnight, car washes are a big business in Bristol. For a long time — since the late 1960s — there were a few self-service, coin-operated bays on Gooding Avenue, behind the Almacs. …
Warren praised for innovation, creativity in planning
Warren's town manager and planner said the were thrilled and beyond flattered to learn last week that a statewide planning … Read More
Police intervene in alleged road rage incident
Barrington Police responded to the Barrington Shopping Center for an alleged road rage incident on Monday, March 11. A motorist was … Read More
Suicide prevention bill named for Portsmouth boy to be heard Wednesday
PORTSMOUTH — Two local lawmakers have joined another in introducing the Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act to require all public … Read More
Barrington student collapses; police question classmate
Barrington Police responded to Barrington High School at about 10:15 a.m. on Friday, March 15, after a male student collapsed and was … Read More
In Warren, luck of the Irish lands on veterans
Everyone was Irish for a day this past Sunday, when the Warren’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 11 held its annual corned beef and … Read More
Barrington residents sign petition opposing start time change
More than 250 people recently signed an online petition opposing a change to school start times in Barrington. The local school … Read More
Obituaries
Adelia C. Guedes, 70, of Bristol Adelia C. (Capela) Guedes, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  She was the wife of Jose A. Guedes, her husband of 49 years. Adelia was the daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Dias) …
Joan S. Taber, 86, of Barrington Joan S. Taber, 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in hospice care at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI. Born in Woonsocket RI to Harry and Thelma Schlosser, Joan was a …
Roswell B. Perkins, 92, Little Compton Roswell B. Perkins, 92, long-time summer resident of Little Compton, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in New York City. Born May 21, 1926, in Boston, and raised in Brookline, Mass., the son of Paul …
Paul Almeida, 58, of Bristol Brian Paul Almeida, aka Nick Danger, 58, of Bristol, R.I., died suddenly on March 12, 2019, in New London, Conn. He was the husband of Kathryn (Smith) Almeida. Born in Fall River, Mass., Brian …
Sports
Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …
Nayatt 5K event is set for April 6 in Barrington The Nayatt 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 6. The event serves a key fund-raiser for Nayatt Elementary School PTO and draws a large crowd. In the past, race …
Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI Ryan Center.  The last time the teams squared off was more …
Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …
Opinion
Letter: Time to re-read Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights To the editor: Thank you, Councilor Jacob Brier, for responding to my recent letter. I appreciate your referencing me as “that gentleman.” My wife may take exception. Upon reflection, …
Letter: Will the world follow Green New Deal? To the editor: Last week’s letters agree we should spend $93 trillion (money we don’t have, but could print) to reduce the US carbon footprint. We have already reduced our emissions by …
Letter: Little Compton farmland use draft would benefit from public input To the editor: An open letter to the Little Compton Town Council: We are writing to you in advance of the hearing you have scheduled for Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. We …
Letter: Tiverton council thought it through, got it right To the editor: In retrospect, I now realize how fortunate I was to attend the Tiverton Town Council meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019. The town administrator requested the transfer of funds from …

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