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Bristol Police: DUI, dirt bikes, dumping trash and disorderly conduct

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 …

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E.P. Council reverses course on short-term rentals, First Street pilot bike lane
EAST PROVIDENCE  — Though the bulk of its July 20, near six hour proceedings was taken up by the contentious Metacomet Country Club … Read More
After 5 decades in journalism, Bruce Burdett's hanging up his notebook
When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out … Read More
Questions about pay and precedent for Bristol's top leaders
When they next meet, Bristol town councilors are expected to resume a thorny conversation about how to compensate the town’s two … Read More
Pokanokets, Warren sign historic pact
The Town of Warren and Pokanoket Tribe, which held dominion over what is now Warren for thousands of years prior to the arrival of … Read More
E.P. Council passes Metacomet ordinances, allowing likely redevelopment
EAST PROVIDENCE — Pragmatism won out over passion as it pertains to the future of the former Metacomet Country Club after the City … Read More
Riverside wins District 2 Major Baseball All-Star title
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside/East Providence Central Major Baseball Division All-Stars won the District 2 Little League title in … Read More
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Obituaries
Frank Cavalieri Jr., 70, of Bristol 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) …
Robert 'Bob' Chartier, 81, of Barrington Robert “Bob” Chartier, 81, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Claire A. (Richard) Chartier. Born …
Margaret Mary (Kelly) Formisano, of Barrington Margaret “Peggie” Formisano passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 7, 1933, in Phoenixville, Pa., Peggie was the …
Sports
Photos: Riverside vs. Barrington in District 2 finals The Barrington Majors Division All-Star team is playing against Riverside in the District 2 finals. The two teams played the first game of the finals on Sunday, with Barrington winning 2-0. They met …
All-Star championship game suspended for darkness Four days, two games, a rain-out, a game suspended by darkness, and a trip to the state tournament hanging in the balance. Welcome to the District 2 Championship. On Saturday, the Barrington …
Barrington Juniors win District 2 championship The Barrington Junior Divisions All-Star baseball team defeated Pineview to capture the District 2 Championship on Sunday night, July 18, in Pawtucket.  Barrington needed to beat Pineview …
Barrington Majors All-Stars advance to District 2 finals The Barrington Majors Division All-Star baseball team will play against Riverside in the District 2 finals on Saturday. Barrington defeated Rumford in an elimination bracket final, 12-2, and …
Opinion
Letter: We should set term limits for our politicians

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 …

Letter: Hoping to start the new year with a clean slate

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 …

Little Compton Police: Drug arrest, filming vehicles

Tuesday, July 13 At 9:30 am, a wallet found on West Main Road was dropped off at the station. Police stood by to keep the peace while items were retrieved from a High Meadow Road …

Tiverton Police:  Many fireworks complaints, hazardous substance

Tuesday, June 29 At 6:59 am, a Lake Road resident called to report that his house had been broken into overnight. Police and rescue responded to a 3:12 pm 911 call about a possible hazardous …

Letter: Bristol and Warren are welcoming of all faiths

“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine …

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors To the editor: The big box meant to hold 20 pounds of black oil seed stands empty due to a ravaging raccoon who somehow climbs up and empties it. He …

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