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Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act passed by R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE — The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) that would require all public school districts to …
Huskies get back on winning track, beat Pilgrim, 3-1
The Mt. Hope Volleyball team got back in the win column after beating Pilgrim, 3-1  (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22). Senior hitter, … Read More
Regional vaccination pod soon will shift locations in East Providence, increase volume
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Bay regional vaccination site located in East Providence has started with modest aspirations, but … Read More
Bristol Police collecting expired medications April 24
On Saturday, April 24, 2021, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA )will be holding its 20th National Take-Back event. Unused or … Read More
Obituaries
Maria deFatima Bigham, 89, of Bristol
Maria deFatima (Santos) Bigham, 89, of Gibson Road, Bristol, passed away on April 12, 2021, at Newport Hospital.    Born … Read More
Henry F. Serbst III of Bristol
Henry F. Serbst III passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth’s Manor on April 6, 2021, with his family by his side. Henry … Read More
Anne Marie Serbst, 79, of Bristol
Anne Marie (Proto) Serbst, age 79, passed away on Feb. 11, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor. Anne Marie is survived by her son, … Read More

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