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Tiverton's Pacheco places second in her first high school cross country meet

On the stat sheet, the Tiverton High School girls cross country teams lost a dual meet to Mt. Hope and Bay View Academy in Bristol on Monday, September 13th. That’s because freshman Ellery …

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Westport police charge two with drug offenses
Westport police arrested two South Coast men on separate drug charges this week, following car stops on Route 6 and State Road. The … Read More
New committee focusing on Monastery property in Barrington
The Barrington Town Council has endorsed the creation of a committee which will make recommendations about what to do with the … Read More
Bristol Police: Purse snatching, loud parties and golf balls over the bike path
Bristol police officers made a handful of arrests while responding to the usual array of calls from residents about disturbances, … Read More
Prior Market Street assault results in one fatality
An incident that took place on Aug. 26 on Market Street has resulted in the death of one man involved. Read More
Artist paints tribute to St. Elizabeth’s priest
Thanks to the efforts of local artist Richard Kaiser, the memory of the late Rev. Marinaldo A. Batista will live on in the hearts of … Read More
Saving the Saltmarsh Sparrow
The Saltmarsh Sparrow has nested in low-lying salt marshes in the Northeast for thousands of years. Climate change and rising sea … Read More
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Obituaries
Constance R. Marks, 93, Tiverton Constance R. (Brouillette) Marks, “Connie,” age 93, of Tiverton and Key Largo, FL, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife …
George Paul Palazio Jr., 75, of Warren George Paul Palazio Jr., 75, of Warren, R.I., formerly of Smithfield, R.I., passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son …
William Winslow Gauntlett, 85, of Barrington William Winslow Gauntlett, age 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, September 9, 2021. William was born on December 24, 1935 to John and Evelyn (Winslow) Gauntlett of …
Sports
Dozens compete in Barrington pickle ball tournament A mixed doubles pickleball tournament was held at the Barrington Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thirty-six men and women competed in teams, playing five games each over …
Committee formally backs dedicating new EPHS Library in superintendent's honor EAST PROVIDENCE — Open and operational, and very much notably under-budget, the new East Providence High School project was broached once again on a monthly basis at meetings of the Building …
Portsmouth High girls' tennis team off to a great start PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity tennis team has started its season strong with home wins over Narragansett and North Smithfield. 
Townies take aim at improved girls' volleyball results EAST PROVIDENCE — Coming off a 1-8 record last season played in the spring instead of its usual fall spot on the calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Providence High School …
Opinion
Letter: Thanks for your support during unprecedented challenges

This month will be the end of my term as General Chairman of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee. These last two years were everything but ordinary. The dedication of the Bristol Fourth of July …

Letter: AG is fighting for our rights to the coastline

To the editor: Congratulations to Attorney General Peter Neronha for fighting for the people's rights to our coastline! He called foul on the Court's decision approving the so-called "settlement" …

Letter: Dog owners: Please be responsible with your pets

To the editor: I felt compelled to write so hopefully I can help to avoid another dog (or perhaps a child) from encountering a loose dog in the neighborhood.  While walking our dog on a …

Letter: Where do school leaders stand on CRT?

The time for diplomatic nuance and PC deference is past. I stand opposed to critical race theory (CRT) ideology infiltrating the public school curriculum. It is divisive, destructive and …

Letter: Be strong, do not fear!

To the editor:  We shouldn't underestimate the wisdom found in stories we were told when we were children. Take for instance "Chicken Little." In the story, Chicken Little runs around in …

Letter: Without fair pay, police officers will keep leaving

Recently, the Bristol Police Department responded to a horrific and violent incident in neighboring Warren, and not surprisingly, the Bristol officers who responded to this call performed with …

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