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Barrington loses to Tiverton, forced into re-match with Newport

The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team struggled to score runs against a tough Tiverton team on Wednesday night, June 29, losing 10-0.  The loss dropped Barrington into an …
Cupboards are bare at food bank in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Higher food prices coupled with a greater demand from local families in need have put a strain on the community food … Read More
Health department: Barrington Beach re-opened for swimming
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended reopening a number of beaches across the state, including Barrington … Read More
Who’s running for what in Barrington
There will be plenty of new faces running for political office in Barrington this year. And it appears there will be a number of … Read More
Warren candidates declare for 2022 election
Warren residents will choose from three candidates vying for one seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee this November, … Read More
Here are the candidates running for office in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Seven Democrats, four Republicans and one Independent have thrown their hats into the ring for the Portsmouth Town … Read More
Candidates declare for 2022 East Providence elections
EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is the list of candidates to officially file their declaratory papers to run for office either at … Read More
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A quick primer for the Bristol Fourth parade

For the thousands who go every year, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade will feel warmly familiar. An array of town and state politicians, service personnel and first-responders, military veterans and …

Check it out – The 2022 Bristol Fourth Parade Order of March

Follow along on parade day in Bristol, home of the oldest, continuous Fourth of July celebration in the nation.

Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …
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Paula Ruggeri age 71 of Beachmount Avenue, Bristol and formerly of Middletown, died peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Richard A. Ruggeri, her husb
Mary Stewart Mary C. (Pinto) Stewart, 96, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late Walter M. Stewart, Jr. Born in Bristol, she was
Jeffrey Fonseca Jeffrey S. Fonseca, Esq (1964–2022) Jeffrey S. Fonseca, 58, of Boston, MA passed away suddenly on June 21, 2022. Jeffrey grew up in Bristol, RI. Jeffrey was a graduate of Bristol High School
Free Event: Annual community reading of famous Frederick Douglass Speech

Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI invites the community to join a live reading of Frederick Douglass’ iconic 1852 speech “What to The Slave Is The Fourth of July” on Thursday, July …

Barrington native plays a key role for URI Women’s Crew When Julia Fortin was at Barrington High School, her primary sports were volleyball and basketball. In fact she was a member of the Eagles volleyball team that captured the 2016 state …
Portsmouth all-stars beat Middletown and Riverside Great pitching, defense and timely hitting was the formula for Portsmouth Little League 12U all-stars as they shut down Middletown 5-1 at Aquidneck Field on Saturday and thwarted Riverside 5-2 at …
DeWolf, Towers fuel Bristol-Warren all-stars to back to back wins The Bristol-Warren Little League 12U all-stars shut out Newport 5-0 at Bristol Memorial field on Saturday and crushed Pawtucket 15-3 on the road on Sunday to earn a winner’s bracket …
Barrington bounced from Majors All-Star bracket The Barrington Little League Majors Division All-Star baseball team lost to East Providence in the first round of the District 2 tournament on Saturday night, and was eliminated on Sunday night after …
Letter: There are better uses for Robin Rug than apartments

I pass by these buildings many times a week on my bicycle rides and I can think of many ways to use this land and none of them involve condos or apartments.

Letter: We must demand affordable housing at Robin Rug

To the editor:The new development at Robin Rug will not benefit the people of Bristol without inclusion of affordable housing.Affordable housing is the answer for many people who have lived in …

Letter: Based on performance, Mt. Hope needs a new leader

To the editor:Ana Riley made the right decision to remove Deb DiBase as the principal at Mt. Hope High School. Anyone who spends time to look at academic performance, student (and teacher) attendance …

Letter: Thanks to Cortvriend, Seveney for PFAS ban

To the editor, I want to thank State Rep. Terri Cortvriend (District 72-Portsmouth, Middletown) and State Sen. Jim Seveney (District 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton), for sponsoring legislation …

Letter: That time of year again in Bristol

Must be the season of the 4th in Bristol once again. Take a walk through town and you will see people painting their houses, doing extensive landscaping, dressing up their homes with holiday regalia …

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