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Bristol native Alex Hamel has had front-row seats to two of the most powerful and damaging hurricanes to have slammed the Caribbean this century — first Irma, and now Maria. Commander of a U.S. Coast Guard ship stationed in Puerto Rico, Lt. Hamel and his crew have been working for weeks in and around the U.S. Virgin Islands. They have delivered food and supplies, rescued stranded tourists, provided securty, and assessed infrastructure and damages. more
Barrington police are trying to reunite a lost cat with its owner.   A Stanley Avenue resident contacted police on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and said there was a black and white cat hanging … more
The Barrington High School Unified basketball team and girls’ fast-pitch softball squad, both state champions in their respective divisions this past spring, were awarded championship jackets … more
There will be a special Hurricane Harvey relief effort dinner and silent auction at Barrington High School on Thursday, Oct. 12. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m., and all proceeds will benefit … more
TIVERTON — By a vote of 6-1 the Town Council at its meeting Monday night voted to hire five new police officers. Councilor Christine Ryan cast the lone vote against. The five have just completed their 12-week field training and before that, on May 26, the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy's 26-week program. more
TIVERTON — Seven former athletes, one championship team and one longtime supporter of the THS athletic program have been selected to the Tiverton High School Athletics Hall of Fame. more
Roger Williams University has agreed to pay $500,000 to help the Town of Bristol replace one of its aging sewer mains, in a project that may begin soon, last nine months, cost about $1.9 million and … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council conducted its first member showcase on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the HeARTspot Center and Gallery located at 1970 Pawtucket Ave. Works of Rachel … more
PORTSMOUTH — Earlier this year, when the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition (PPC) released its latest needs assessment that tracked substance abuse among local youth, the results were seen by … more
PORTSMOUTH — Carol Wilcox, one of several local parents whose families have been hit hard by opioid addiction, said it’s often difficult to get their warnings through to … more
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