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Mr. Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Shore Road, Bristol, died peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Lucretia A. (Massa) … more
CRANSTON — East Providence and Cranston Police Department investigator coordinated in the arrests of four suspects in connection with the alleged distribution of narcotics. Jonathan R. King, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the Horton Farm Bridge on I-195 in East Providence this coming weekend. … more
Bravo to Town Councilor Mary Parella. Finally, a recycle idea that makes sense, that doesn’t invade or obstruct the way local companies do business, like banning recyclable shopping … more
Last week’s article, “Gablinske vs. Donovan, moderate vs. liberal,” was just another profile of a politician that uses words like “socialist,” “liberal,” … more
During the 2018 election cycle, much has been said about a lack of civility, bipartisanship, and discourse with today’s public servants. Even worse are displays of extremism by our elected … more
When military veterans purchase property in Bristol, they qualify for a $250 property tax exemption, but veterans not immediately submitting this paperwork must wait for this tax reduction the next … more
The current Bristol Town Council, through now retired Walter Burke, of the Parks and Recreation Department, had previously asked me to be chairman of an Aquatics Center Exploration Committee (to be … more
Beginning this year (FY’19), Roger Williams University pays the town $350,000 per year, with a 1.5% annual escalator thereafter. This is a significant increase from the original agreement of … more
Our volunteer fire department is just one of the great traditions that defines the spirit of our town. By participating in events with the fire department and the various fire stations, I have seen … more
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