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A year ago, Town Manager Jim Cunha decided on his own to fly a Black Lives Matter flag at Town Hall. Who knew that a dozen meetings and countless hours later, town leaders would still be talking … more
Picture this: The rear entrance to Barrington Town Hall has been transformed into a beer garden. Servers from local breweries pour cups of beer while customers line up near the electric car charging … more
Paul R. Vollaro Jr., 44, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Paul R. and Elaine L. (Cairrao) Vollaro, of Bristol, R.I. Paul … more
Bristol police officers made two arrests from July 12 to 19, including one for driving under the influence and another for a public display of disorderly conduct. Following are excerpts from the … more
Following Monday’s declaration by Dr. Jonathan Brice, superintendent of schools, the current screwup by our School Board members seems to be settled, at least for now. Meanwhile our schools … more
WESTPORT — Ah, the sweet sounds of summer — birds chirping, children at play and the Friday evening din of the lawn care company’s stand-on mowers and 80-decibel backpack blowers … more
Following a COVID-delayed but ultimately successful launch in 2020, Bristol Bookfest will return in 2021 for a deep dive on another classic work of fiction: “Frankenstein; or, The Modern … more
Frank Cavalieri Jr., 70, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Hope Health Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, R.I. He was the husband of Marjorie Ann (Jackson) … more
The idea was a simple one: Create a fun, community event where people can gather, have something to eat and drink, and enjoy some music or live entertainment. The question was this: Who is going … more
I grew up on Hope Street in Bristol, and while I now live outside of town, I proudly consider myself a “Bristolian.” In 43 years, I missed our parade only once. In the 1960s, my late … more
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