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Huskies nine lose to Middletown, 1-0, in D-II quarterfinals

Wave's pitcher Ryan Andrade struck out 11 as Middletown edged Mt. Hope, 1-0, in the D-II quarterfinals at Guiteras Field on Thursday afternoon. The Huskies ended their season with a 14-2 …

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Sisters place first and second, again, in Fourth derby (Video)
Ten-year-old Julia Pisasale won the 71st annual Orange Crate Derby by beating her older sister, Kara, 12, twice, by a nose on Sunday … Read More
Mt. Hope graduation: ‘Here comes the sun!’
Walking across the stage. Applause. Throwing of the caps. For most, these are simply the fundamental pieces of high school graduation. … Read More
Manufacturer adding 50 new jobs in Bristol
Saint-Gobain’s historic aerospace manufacturing site in Bristol, located at 386 Metacom Ave., is aiming to double its headcount and … Read More
Elected state rep. Ascencao sentenced in felony embezzlement case
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that a former state representative-elect was sentenced in Providence County Superior Court … Read More
'Welcome to Bristol,' from a World War II relic
Under clear blue skies this past Friday afternoon, a group of town leaders, veterans, first responders and citizens gathered for the … Read More
Bristol opens Fourth season with traditional Flag Day ceremony
Earlier in the day, Bristol Fourth of July Committee Chairman Michele Martins indicated that the last time a Flag Day ceremony was … Read More
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Michael D. Laroche, Warren Michael D. Laroche of Warren passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021. He was the son of the late Joseph & Mary (Januario) Laroche. Michael is survived by his two sisters, Cynthia Laroche of …
Mary Mechant, 76, Warren Mary Frances (Terry) Merchant, 76, of Warren, RI, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edwin J. and …
Leonora Carmo Costa, 96, of Bristol Leonora Carmo (Garrafa) Costa, 96, of Woodlawn Avenue, Bristol, passed away May 31, 2021. She was the wife of the late Edward Costa. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Marcelino …
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Jones steals home in tenth as Mt. Hope tops Tiverton, 5-4, in preliminary playoff game Huskies sophomore, AJ Jones, stole home on a passed ball in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Mt. Hope a, 5-4, victory over Tiverton, in a preliminary playoff game at Guiteras Field on Sunday …
Mt. Hope scores eight in the sixth to sink Prout, 8-3 The Mt. Hope baseball team exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to beat Prout, 8-3, in their senior day game at Guiteras Field on Thursday afternoon. The win improved their …
Mt. Hope nine beats West Warwick twice The juggernaut Mt. Hope baseball team beat West Warwick twice last week, to improve their record to 11-1 in Division II. The Huskies won 4-2 in a close game at home on June 1st, and shut out the …
Flame throwing pitcher sinks Huskies, 5-0 The Mt. Hope softball team lost to Burrillville-North Smithfield Co-op, 5-0, during a home game at the high school’s new field on Thursday afternoon. The loss dropped the Huskies record to 7-3 …
Letter: Rhode Island business climate - Time for a change

To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. …

Letter: Which claims more victims? Racism or sexual immorality?

I had to let a week go by before I responded to a letter written by my progressive friend, Mike Proto. This so I could give a thoughtful and charitable response. I stand by my contention that …

Letter: Too many of the elderly suffered lonely deaths

Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without …

Letter: Arlene Violet is wrong on Critical Race Theory

I often read Arlene Violet’s columns in the East Bay newspapers. I usually find them interesting and informative. She is an accomplished woman – a former nun, former Rhode Island attorney …

Letter: A good time to remember lessons from Dad

As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked …

Letter: A tribute to Sam Kinder – and a greener Bristol

On June 3, a true Bristolian was laid to rest at Juniper Hill Cemetery in a simple and pleasant ceremony. Mr. Sam Kinder had the kindness of his Mother and the business savy of his …

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