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Portsmouth: 40-cent tax hike provisionally approved at hearing

Only two residents commented during last week’s annual budget hearing, but at 63 minutes it was still one of the longest in recent memory.
Town officials praise Barrington Police for response to BHS incident
Members of the Barrington Town Council and Barrington School Committee praised the work of the Barrington Police Department for its … Read More
Warren man arrested for possession of child pornography
The 20-year-old Wheaton Street resident was transported to the custody of the Middletown Police Department following their arrest. Read More
Photos: Sweet treats ripe for the picking at local farm
Sunshine, warm temperatures and a light breeze greeted people as they filled their baskets with ripe, red strawberries at Four Town … Read More
Barrington basketball league offering clinics and pick-up games
The Barrington Youth Basketball Association is offering skills clinics and organized pick-up games this summer at the Barrington … Read More
Warren PD: Four DUIs, a car fire, and illegal shellfishing
Between June 10-17, 2024, Warren police made four arrests and responded with multiple other agencies to address a serious car … Read More
Bristol PD: One arrested for DUI, vulgar sign holder dispersed
Police made one arrest and managed a variety of civil issues between June 10-17, 2024. Read More
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Sticky fingers at Portsmouth strawberry farm (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Get your fingers red at Quonset View Farm, where you can go to pick your own strawberries. The farm’s opening day was June 5, and it’s opening daily from 8 …

Bristol's Ever-Ready fire station to hold celebration for 100th anniversary

Founded on May 24, 1924, this particular company is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, but in actuality; the birth of this dedicated group of firefighters began in the mid-1800s.

Herreshoff announces lineup for its Summer Sunset concert series

Herreshoff Marine Museum has announced its 2024 Summer Sunset Music Series, presented by American Cruise Lines. The museum brings live performances to Bristol’s waterfront for a fourth …
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Obituaries
Bethany Riley Bethany (Woodruff) Riley, 58, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Mark Riley, the love of her life. Beth was born in Fall River, daughter o
Kenneth Barlow Kenneth J. Barlow, 84, of Bristol, RI passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, after a long illness. A son of the late Florence Ashworth and beloved husband of Noreen (Butler) Barlow. Ken was a li
Anthony Melchers Anthony Melchers, 89, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024. He was the husband of Kathleen (Paiva) Wilmarth. Born in Amiens, Holland, he was the son of the late John and Afke (
Sports
Thomson maintains lead at mid-way mark of Northeast Amateur EAST PROVIDENCE — University of Michigan junior Hunter Thomson followed up his Round 1-best 6-under par 63 with another terrific 4-under score on Day 2 to hold the lead at the midway point of …
Five East Bay Lacrosse teams win state championships It was a great spring season for the East Bay Lacrosse program. Five teams recently won state championships: the Girls 5/6 Division 1 team, Boys 5/6 Division 1 team, Boys 5/6 Division 2 team, …
New MetLinks officially opens for play on June 27 EAST PROVIDENCE — MetLinks, the nine-hole re-envisioned former front side of the defunct Metacomet Country Club, will officially open to the public on Thursday, June 27. The first tee time …
Thomson takes first round leader at 2024 Northeast Amateur Invitational EAST PROVIDENCE — Hunter Thomson carded an impressive 6-under par score to take the first round lead at the 62nd annual Northeast Amateur Invitational played a steamy, windy Wednesday, June 19, …
Opinion
Letter: A few good patriots wanted to join our ranks

On Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26 you have the ability to officially join the ranks of the Bristol Republican Town Committee.

Letter: Attention food enthusiasts and community members

Are you looking for a way to give back and contribute? Look no further than the "Condiment Caring Drive" in support of the East Bay Food Pantry.

Letter: We’re all responsible for a safer bike path

We all have a responsibility in sharing a safer, more enjoyable experience on the bike path.

Letter: Safety concerns about pool boat

I am writing to express our unanimous opposition to TSL LLC’s proposal to dock a pool boat near Stone Harbour Marina, due to safety concerns and perceived value to the Bristol community.

Letter: On rising waters, we must rely on facts

It is commendable that our flooding issue is being taken seriously by the local towns and state agencies by the Route 114 group, which has been holding public forums, but the proposals do not address the main problem.

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