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Price of water is about to go up, again

The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors recently approved another rate increase. Effective March 1, water authority customers across Barrington, Warren and Bristol will face a 4.5 …
Legal snarl envelopes Tiverton town council
TIVERTON — The hiring of a town solicitor by the newly-elected four-person Tiverton town council majority has triggered an … Read More
District 68 candidates will meet in debate Monday night
Bristol and Warren residents will have one more chance to meet the four candidates for the House of Representatives District 68 seat … Read More
Westport Police finally catch elusive suspect
A Westport man wanted on eight outstanding default warrants was finally captured Tuesday, Feb. 19, inside his mother’s Westport … Read More
Living with Down: A mother hopes to raise money and awareness
Even before walking through the pediatric office’s door, Ashley Alexander just knew. From the moment she was first handed her … Read More
Firing notices go to near-dozen Tiverton teachers
TIVERTON — The table is set for a confrontation next Tuesday, February 26, at the Tiverton School Committee meeting (7 p.m., … Read More
E.P. Council asks RIDOT to reassess bike path cuts
EAST PROVIDENCE — How effective it might be is up to debate, but the City Council, at its February 22 meeting, backed a resolution … Read More
Obituaries
Shirley A. Vince Vadnais, 81, of Warren Mrs. Shirley A. (Palma) Vince Vadnais, age 81, of Carr Lane, Bristol, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Edmond J. Vadnais and the late …
Muriel Spence, 94, of Bristol Considerate and loving, Muriel (Card) Spence, age 94, of 44 Clipper Way in Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Manor, shortly after her children left the …
Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Bristol Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Mason Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Andrea and Antonia (Albino) Florenzano. He …
Amy Maria Marino, 51, of Bristol Mrs. Amy Maria (Bernardo) Marino, age 51, of Mulberry Road, Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Scott D. Marino, her husband of 13 …
Sports
Gallery: EPHS at state indoor track meet PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High School’s Anuoluwapo Ogunronbi, and the senior star …
Barrington field fees once had a purpose — not anymore Facing a shortage of fields and substandard conditions at many fields, town officials proposed an increase to local field fees. The money raised, said town officials, would be used to help improve …
BHS Sports Roundup: Rywolt scores his 1,000th point The Barrington High School boys basketball team won twice last week. The Eagles defeated Portsmouth 57-47 on Friday, Feb. 15 and also beat North Providence 64-49 on Saturday, Feb. 16. Will Rywolt …
Barrington girls finish third at track states The Barrington High Schools girls and boys indoor track teams made their bids for a state championship on Saturday, Feb. 16. The girls team came close, grabbing third place overall, while the boys …
Opinion
Letter: New comment rule doesn’t allow for give and take To the editor: About the recent decision by a 4-3 majority of the Portsmouth Town Council to limit public comment on an agenda item to three minutes the first time and, after all other public …
Letter: Yet another man preaching morals to women To the editor: William M. O’Dell’s letter last week on abortion is yet another case of a man standing on his self-proclaimed moral high ground when he cannot possibly understand the …
Letter: Nothing justifies publishing racist letter While there’s an argument and First Amendment advocacy for free speech, I recall a time when newspaper editors seriously understood their role and responsibility in prudently managing a …
Letter: Dogs should not be running wild and defecating on graves I write this letter with a tremendous amount of sadness and hurt. My husband died suddenly in June. We buried him at North Burial Ground. We both grew up and lived in Bristol all our lives. North …

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