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Eagles overpower Huskies in rivalry showdown

The Barrington High School football team capped its championship season with a commanding 36-7 win over Mt. Hope in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. The Eagles, who won the Division II …
This Bristol company is creating deep-diving composite vessels
Composite Energy Technologies (CET), a Bristol-based firm that engineers and manufactures complex composite vehicles, underwater … Read More
Bristol PD: Seven arrests made, including four DUIs
Bristol Police made seven arrests between Nov. 13-20, 2023. Read More
Rockwell student growth measures among top 170 schools in nation
According to this most recent data, 65% of Rockwell students attained so-called “stretch growth”. Read More
Bristol family gives 3-year-old the gift of a home for the holidays
On Friday, Nov. 17, Aiden Duval's adoption was finalized. He got quite the ride to his new home in Bristol. Read More
Bragging rights on the line in Barrington on Thanksgiving
Two familiar foes will square off on Thanksgiving Day in Barrington.   The Barrington High School football team, just days … Read More
Three artists chosen as finalists for Bristol Port Marker memorial
Each artist will create a model which will be on display at Rogers Free Library for the month of December. The public will have the … Read More
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The Santa House is back in downtown Bristol

Relocated this year to 240 High St. next to the historic Bristol Statehouse, the Bristol Santa House aims to be even more accessible.

‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …

Bristol Garden Club planting another 10,000 daffodil bulbs

This Saturday, Oct. 7, volunteers from North Farm, the Veterans Home, and Mt. Hope High School will join other volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans Home greenhouse to add another 10,000 daffodils to Bristol’s streetscape.
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Steven Aldrich Steven Robert Aldrich, 43, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family and friends, on November 21, 2023, at Newport Hospital after a brief illness. Steve was born to parents Robert
Ruth Francis Ruth B. Francis, 89, of Fall River, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Kussay) Brelsford, Ruth grew up in the Warren/Bristol area be
Veronica Schmeller Veronica Schmeller, of Foxhill Ave. in Bristol, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 12, 2023. She was the wife of the late Erwin Schmeller. Born in Bristol, she was the daughte
East Bay Warriors win first Pop Warner title since 2012 It was a season for the history books for the East Bay Warriors Pop Warner football team, which included the first Rhode Island Southeastern Massachusetts (RISMA) Super Bowl victory in over a decade.
Mt. Hope girls soccer headed to D-1 championship game The Mt. Hope girls' soccer team is headed to the championship after edging Chariho 1-0 in the Division I semifinals at RIC on Tuesday night.
Girls soccer and volleyball teams move on to semis Thea Jackson scored a hat trick as the Mt. Hope girls soccer team soundly defeated South Kingstown 4-0 in the Division I quarterfinals at the high school on Friday night.   Jackson, the …
Middle School cross country championships marred by re-do controversy It was a race that Kickemuit Middle School 8th grader Eleanor Lial was looking forward to as her final race as a middle schooler. What happened was, by some accounts, unprecedented.
Letter: Look to Republicans for the true insanity

I do understand the meaning of insanity. I was able to witness it on January 6th...

Letter: Redefine your definition of insanity

My definition of insanity is any voter in Rhode Island who thinks a Republican actually stands a chance of winning an election in this state.

Letter: The voters got it right on CD1 choice

By electing Amo, the voters of CD1 have endorsed the Constitution, democracy, the rule of law, and personal freedoms.

Letter: A Town Hall inconvenience

On Nov. 14, my mother and I arrived at the Town Hall at 12:10 p.m...t wasn't until almost 1 p.m. that someone unlocked the doors.

Letter: How about peace at home first?

Reciting self-important, maternal shrills about the welfare of strangers oceans away is, apparently, an effective distraction from how poorly you’ve kept your own backyard.

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