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Portsmouth High students receive first COVID-19 vaccine at clinic

PORTSMOUTH — Ashley Wemmer, a senior at Portsmouth High School, said she was excited to be one of 95 students receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic setup inside …

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Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic offenses, plus more sick animals
A look at the Bristol Police incident log from April 26 to May 3. Monday, April 26 A woman called police after being bit by … Read More
Curtains for Mt. Hope theater program?
Mt. Hope High School theatre director Nick Mendillo is fighting for the program's life, and his job, after he was surprised to learn … Read More
East Providence readies new red light camera speed control program
EAST PROVIDENCE — Motorists be on alert, the city is near ready to implement its speed zone/red light cameras as a means of … Read More
Hundreds attend special Hampden Meadows yard sale event
The first-ever Hampden Meadows Yard Sale and Pantry Clean Out Day was held Saturday, and deemed an overwhelming success. The event … Read More
Tiverton falls to Woonsocket 3-1 in semis
The Tiverton girls volleyball team performed their last team cheer after losing to Woonsocket, 3-1 (25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 25-16), in … Read More
Barrington resident requests improvements to skate park
The Barrington Park and Recreation Commission is considering dividing the Legion Way ice rink, allowing for a more permanent skate … Read More
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Obituaries
Nancy Aparicio, 84, Bristol Nancy S. ( Hunter) Aparicio, 84, of Bristol, died Friday, May 7, 2021 at home. She was the wife of Alfred Aparicio; they were married for over 64 years. She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of …
Mildred Destremps, 78, Tiverton Mildred “Millie” (DeCosta) Destremps, 78, of  Tiverton, wife of Ronald Destremps, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was the parish secretary for St. Christopher’s and …
Robert Sterling Bush, 98, of Bristol Robert Sterling Bush, 98, of Bristol, R.I., passed away on May 4, 2021. He was the son of the late Roy V. Bush and Alice Rose (Galla) Bush. He was the brother of the late Lester A. Bush, Louise …
Sports
Mt. Hope volleyball falls to Classical in semifinals The Mt. Hope girls' volleyball team lost to Classical, 3-1 (22-25, 26-28, 25-20, 29-27) in the Division II semifinals at Classical’s Al Morro gymnasium Thursday night. “It was as hard …
Super Bowl-bound Eagles top Tigers A howling wind and tough Tolman defense was not enough to keep the Barrington High School football team from advancing to the Division II State Championship. The Eagles defeated the Tigers 31-6 in …
EPHS nine gets back to business EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team, returning to the diamond for the first time in over two years due to last year’s COVID-19 canceled season, begins its 2021 …
Portsmouth knocked out of playoffs by La Salle in semifinals (photos) PROVIDENCE — The Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team’s impressive season came to end Friday night at the hands of La Salle Academy, whose offense proved to be too strong as the …
Opinion
Letter: Save the Mt. Hope High School theatre program

To the editor: I was heartbroken when I heard that the theatre program at Mt. Hope High School is in danger of being eliminated. Having taught at Mt. Hope as the theatre teacher and director for …

Former theatre director: Save the arts in Bristol Warren

Editor's note: This letter from a former Mt. Hope High School theatre director and teacher was sent to East Bay Media Group, as well as members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, on …

Letter: Risks won’t be resolved until the bridges are replaced

The East Bay Bike Path bridges were shut down in 2019 when regular inspections showed that they were unsafe. At the time, the Department of Transportation (DOT) said that they would replace the …

Letter: More is needed to slow down speeding cars in Barrington

I reside with my family on Chachapacassett Road where we are blessed with a fantastic front porch. One of our favorite pastimes is sitting on the porch and watching the world pass by. “Chacha" …

Letter: Thanks for your support of the environment, and trees

I want to thank all the folks who came out this past weekend to clean up the town and/or participate in an environmentally-oriented activity. I also want to thank the Mt. Hope High School …

Letter: Food Pantry thanks community for ongoing support

The East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop (EBFP) would like to thank the many individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community who are continuing to support those in need during this …

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