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Grad student pitches a solution for a global crisis

Amelia Tayeh feels privileged to be a citizen of two nations — the United States and Lebanon.“I call two countries home; some people have no home,” said Mr. Tayeh, who will be …
Barrington native named All-American in field hockey
Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the … Read More
Counting the days until plastic bags are banned in Bristol
It’ll be a new year and a new outlook for business owners and consumers in 2019, as Bristol institutes a resolution to be a … Read More
Developer breaks ground on Palmer Pointe
Eight years of planning, permitting and legal challenges came to an end last month when a construction crew broke ground on a new … Read More
East Providence Police identify, search for armed robbery suspects
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has identified and remains in search of two suspects in an armed robbery of … Read More
Vitorino leads Westport over Atlantis Charter, 66-43, in season opener
Domanick Vitorino scored 14 points to lead the Westport basketball team over Atlantis Charter School, 66-43, in their first game of … Read More
East Providence gets grant funding for Sabin Point Beach project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will be the beneficiary of a recent legal settlement garnered by the office of … Read More
Obituaries
Manuel Baptista Enes, 64, of Bristol Manuel Baptista Enes, 64, of Sullivan Lane passed away on Dec. 6, 2018, at his home, where he was lovingly cared for by his family. He was the husband of Teresa (Brito) Enes. Born in Soajo, …
Anna Cruz Pacheco, 94, of Bristol Anna Bel Cruz Pacheco, 94, of Bristol, peacefully passed away on Saturday 9, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.  She was a former resident of Benjamin Church Manor. Anna was born to parents Joseph …
Sports
Eagles indoor track team races past Quakers, falls to Rams The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the …
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. …
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Barrington finishes second at cheer nationals The Barrington Pop Warner varsity cheer team has even more reason to cheer. The local team finished second at the National Pop Warner cheer competition in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month, capping …
Opinion
Letter: Proud of excellent grades in the East Bay To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well …
Letter: Duty, honor, town — or political opportunism Bristol voters need to do better when choosing which candidates for political office they believe will most competently and honorably represent their best interests. Recent experience indicates more …
Letter: Democrats should spare us more Primary elections We’ve had a lot of noise in our district since exposure of fraudulent acts committed by former state Representative-Elect Laufton Ascencao. The consequences of his deceit spread beyond his own …
Letter: School buildings can be part of an arts revitalization here in Bristol It was with great frustration that I read the article and editorial about the use of the Byfield and Reynolds buildings. I strongly disagree with the claim in a recent Phoenix issue that there was …

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