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Unmasked school committee members face criticism

Multiple school committee members in Bristol Warren are taking heat for their decision to not wear masks during meetings, despite an ongoing state mandate to do so.

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Bristol company on cutting edge of ‘Blue Tech’
Canapitsit Customs of Bristol was recognized for crafting and streamlining the availability and application of advanced materials in … Read More
East Bay Dive Shop stays afloat with new owner
Walk into the East Bay Dive Shop, located just off the town’s main drag at 8 Church St. in Warren, and you’re likely to encounter … Read More
K-9 Brody featured in new police coloring book
A new coloring book featuring Bristol's most famous, furry friend will circulate through schools soon. Read More
Barrington workshop focuses on disaster recovery
Barrington hosted a disaster recovery workshop recently. Barrington staff, town council and members of various boards and … Read More
'Project Sticker Shock' targets underage drinking
This program educates the public and changes attitudes about selling and providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Read More
Food prices are rising, and so are trips to local food banks
Everything is getting more expensive, and that includes food. According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Read More
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Obituaries
James Alan Davis, 69, of Warren James Alan Davis, 69, of Warren passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in his home. The son of the late Clifford and Grace (Hardigan) Davis, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. He was …
James E. Reynolds, Jr., 69, of Bristol Mr. James E. Reynolds, Jr., age 69 of Bristol, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at the RI Veterans Home with his sister, Victoria at his side. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a …
George T. Miles, Ph.D., 81, of Bristol George T. Miles, Ph.D., age 81, of Cottage Street, Bristol, Professor Emeritus of Roger Williams University, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Newport Hospital, Newport. He was the husband of …
Sports
Tiverton honors legendary retiring Coach Murray They called him a legend, mentor, friend, role model and one of their favorite teachers. On Thanksgiving morning, they said good-bye. Bob Murray, the Hall of Fame Tiverton High School football …
Gallery: LaSalle 'rams' East Providence on Thanksgiving Day PROVIDENCE — Blue skies and balmy conditions greeted the teams and fans alike as the East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy football squads restarted their traditional Thanksgiving Day …
Portsmouth romps in 38-0 Thanksgiving win over Middletown PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots may have gotten knocked out of the Division I football playoffs earlier than they had liked, but they made a statement during the annual Thanksgiving Day …
Townies are 'thankful' for holiday football game return EAST PROVIDENCE — The COVID-19 pandemic did something neither World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War nor any of the numerous other historic events over the past 90-plus years …
Opinion
Letter: School Committee members are setting a bad example

To the editor:Some of us stay home from public events, such as School Committee Meetings, when we are ill in order to keep our neighbors safe. We follow protocols and mandates to curb the spread of …

Letter: Article shined important spotlight on music in the schools

To the editor:Thank you so much for the excellent article in last week’s East Bay papers about the status of music performance in the schools. You balanced all of the important information so …

Letter: Blatant disregard for COVID protocols is alarming

To the editor:I attended the BWRSD School Committee meeting on Monday, November 22, and was alarmed by the lack of adherence to COVID-19 protocol on display. The public portion of the meeting largely …

Letter: Gateway or roadblock?

To the editor:Unwelcoming, Uninspiring, Unimaginative. Those are the three words that came to mind when I read the article in the Nov. 10 Warren Times, featured on the front page. It was a proposal …

Letter: Proposed Gateway building would not be welcoming

To the editor:On the subject of the Gateway property and the proposal for a 55-foot high “boutique hotel”, I agree whole-heartedly with Andrew Shapiro's letter of Nov. 17, 2021 that a …

Letter: Slandered school committee members deserve apologies

To the editor:This has been a difficult time for three members of the school committee because of the unjustified and harmful slander by which a handful of school student union organization members …

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