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EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of … more
Barrington students gathered in front of the high school along Lincoln Avenue to rally against later school start times which are due to go into effect next year. Students made a huge banner and … more
Town Administrator Steven Contente has cut the senior center director’s salary in half after saying she was “double dipping” by taking salary from a substance abuse prevention grant … more
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has sided with Warren in a multi-million dollar school funding suit that pitted Warren against Bristol and the Bristol Warren Regional School District.On Friday, May … more
TIVERTON — A Superior Court judge has denied an attempt by four petitioners to place a proposed electors' petition budget proposal on the ballot for the May 20 Financial Town Referendum (FTR). As a result, it appears that there will be just one budget discussed at the Financial Town Hearing Thursday May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Tiverton Middle School Cafetorium, and one budget on the FTR ballot — the one put forth by the Tiverton Budget Committee. more
Barrington police issued a warning to the Talbots store in the Barrington Shopping Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for violating the plastic bag ban. A resident stopped into the station and showed … more
TIVERTON — Nine citizens won seats on the Tiverton Charter Review Commission in a town-wide election Tuesday. All nine were endorsed by the Tiverton Taxpayers Association. more
Two residents are facing multiple drug charges after an explosion and fire in their State Street home revealed the hashish lab they were running, according to Bristol Police. Kelly Normandin, 22, … more
A Barrington resident created quite a scene inside the Barrington Town Hall on Monday, June 12, in response to the marriage certificate form that he was given by town officials. According to … more
A house is being built on the edge of Hundred Acre Cove in Barrington, and police said some neighbors have been mired in an ongoing dispute with the people building the house.  Most recently, … more
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