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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. … more
Following are excerpts from the Bristol Police Department incident log from June 7 to 13. Monday, June 7 An officer spoke with someone on Buttonwood Street after a loud noise complaint at 11:18 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — While the City Council was considering changing the ordinance around qualifications for new police officer recruitment last week, the administration was also beginning its … more
From venues to caterers to guesthouses and hair salons, the wedding business is so busy right now, the people at the center of it are hustling to keep up. Not that anyone’s complaining. … more
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 … more
Many people have noticed the swath of large trees cut down near the Bristol Town Beach and sports complex — it’s hard not to notice — and they’ve speculated as to why anyone … more
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 afternoon. The Pisasales have dominated the derby the last four … more
Walking across the stage. Applause. Throwing of the caps. For most, these are simply the fundamental pieces of high school graduation. But for the class of 2021 at Mt. Hope High School, these are the … more
Saint-Gobain’s historic aerospace manufacturing site in Bristol, located at 386 Metacom Ave., is aiming to double its headcount and hire 50 new employees over the next four months to support … more
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 … more
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