Gallison sentenced, Teacher threatened, Fourth celebration begins, and More: East Bay's top stories

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Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay in the past week. Click the headlines for a look at the full story.

‘Scoundrel’ Gallison sentenced to more than 4 years in prison

Raymond Gallison will spend the next four years and three months in federal prison after Judge William Smith issued his sentence in Providence federal court Friday afternoon.

‘Main Street’ investment helping Bristol's Wood Street thrive

The ongoing facelift of the Wood Street area aiming to beautify the neighborhood and revitalize the business climate recently got a financial boost and is drawing attention from state officials impressed with the “thoughtful approach” the town is taking to help the street thrive.

Police: Threats made against Barrington teacher

Was it a parent venting frustrations or were they threats? Barrington police are investigating possible threats made by a local resident against a Barrington High School teacher last week.

Licenses approved for new coffeehouse in Portsmouth

There’s a new coffee shop coming to town. It’s called Thrive Coffee House and it will be located at 706 Park Ave. in Island Park. Longtime Portsmouth residents may remember the building as the former site of an aquarium store many years ago.

Portsmouth Police find driver asleep, charge him with DUI

A Massachusetts man was charged with driving while intoxicated after police found him asleep at the wheel of his disabled car on Middle Road Saturday morning.

BCWA eyes removal of Kickemuit dam

It has mostly outlived its use as a viable water supply, and now the Bristol County Water Authority hopes to remove a dam on the upper Kickemuit River that environmental advocates believe has degraded the river’s health over decades.

Newborn kittens found in Barrington DPW truck

The Barrington Animal Control Officer met with public works employees on Tuesday, June 6, after the workers discovered four kittens living in the back of the wood chipper truck.

Teenager claims he was attacked behind supermarket

Barrington police responded to a home on St. Andrew's Way on Sunday, June 11, to investigate a possible assault. A 16-year-old East Providence male was at the Barrington home — his ex-girlfriend's house — and appeared to have a cut on his hand.

‘Real patriotism’ on display

Bristol’s Fourth of July celebration began in earnest as the town paid tribute to the stars and stripes during Flag Day ceremonies on the Town Common Wednesday afternoon.

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