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Some lose water in Tiverton following late night accident

Bulgarmarsh Road-area homeowners reported losing water service Wednesday morning after crews replaced a utility pole broken by a hit-and-run driver the night before. It was unkown Friday how …
Warren PD: Two arrests, a dumpster fire, and a bad trip
Warren Police made two arrests and responded to a call after someone apparently had a bad reaction to mushrooms. Read More
Bristol PD: Police make 10 arrests in busy week
Police arrested 10 individuals between July 8 and July, 14, 2024. Read More
School Committee says yes to new Victory Field athletic complex
Barrington High School is getting a new Victory Field athletic complex. During a meeting on Thursday night, July 18, members of … Read More
Warren had over $3.14M in Covid money — so how did they spend it?
We accounted for every dollar of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money spent in Warren, which just recently committed the last … Read More
Meet the three new members representing Bristol on the school committee
Three new faces will join the nine-member Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, as half of Bristol’s share of six … Read More
What does the future hold for Barrington's Victory Field?
Members of the School Committee are expected to discuss the future of Victory Field when they meet tonight, Thursday, July 18.  The … Read More
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Newport Beer Run and Beer Festival are Saturday

Formerly known as the Craft Brew Races, t he Newport Beer Run features a 5K, followed by a craft beer festival, at the iconic Fort Adams State Park on Saturday, July 20. The event is open to beer …

Gallery Night Providence opens 17 studios on Thursday

On Thursday July 18, 17 art spaces throughout Providence will open their doors to the public. Gallery Night Providence will offer five free guided tours of Providence art spaces, with galleries also …

Inspirational dance, from around the globe

Newport Contemporary Ballet (NCB) presents the Newport Dance Festival this week on a stage set up on the lawn of The Great Friends Meeting House. Performances will be Wednesday to Sunday, July 17 to …
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Catherine Martin Katie Martin|Our beloved Catherine "Katie" Ruth Martin,48, passed away peacefully on May 24, at home with her friends and family by her side after a long illness. Katie was born on November 21, 1
Nancy Martin Memorial Service for Nancy Martin|A memorial service to celebrate the life of Nancy Martin will be held at Barrington Congregational Church on August 17, 2024 at 10:00 am. A luncheon reception at the...
Joann Andos Bristol|Joann Hooker Andos, retired New York City schoolteacher, intrepid traveler, sports nut, master seamstress, talented gardener, fan of ferries and tugboats, diligent letter writer and thirty-fou
Barrington All Stars fall one game short of trip to states The Barrington Little League Majors 12U All Star baseball team came up one win short of a trip to the state tournament.   Barrington, which entered the weekend undefeated, lost to …
Barrington softball team preps for Senior League regionals A team from Barrington will play for a chance to compete in the Senior League World Series. The Barrington Little League Senior Softball All Star team will battle in the 2024 Senior League …
Several city youth tracksters earn spots at USTAF Nationals Athletes from East Providence on the FAST TRACK youth track and field club team earned top finishes at the Region 1 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held last weekend in New York …
Tiverton Majors Softball season halts in state semis The Tiverton Majors Softball All-Stars ended their season, falling to Cranston Western 12-0 in the state semifinals on Tuesday night.  Tiverton managed just two hits off Cranston Western pitcher …
Letter: Who They are

To the editor: The Barrington DEI Committee, henceforth referred to as B-DEI, has shown another documentary in their film series. To nobody's surprise, it was another America-hating, divisive …

Letter: Fly your flags, or leave the Country

You, the reader, have every right to leave the United States. No one forces you to stay.

Letter: Putting sarcasm aside

This is in response to Clay Commons’s sarcastic “catastrophe” letter published last week.

Letter: Fear and loathing in Bristol

The July 11 letter “Fly your flags, or leave the Country”  leaves this reader baffled.

Letter: Political diversity is vital to a peaceful society

A TRUE embrace of Diversity Equity and Inclusion should exist, but for philosophies – including ones you may not agree with.

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