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Bristol's 237th 4th of July Celebration a crowd-pleasing success

Multiple tens of thousands of people packed into downtown Bristol on Monday morning to witness the 237th 4th of July Celebration, and were rewarded with weather and an atmosphere that was described by organizers as better than ideal.
Three Warren candidates vie for one seat on Bristol Warren School Committee
Kyle Jackson, Nancy Fritz, and Jarrod Hazard are running for one available seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. Read More
A Fast Eddie Fourth in Westport
Westport's annual Fourth of July parade moved slowly Monday morning, even with Fast Eddie in the house. Parade grand marshal Eddie … Read More
Photos: Barrington All-Stars power past Middletown
The Barrington Minors Division All-Star softball team defeated Middletown 38-0 in a District II tournament opener on Tuesday night in … Read More
Photos: Bristol Parade 2022
Enjoy photos from the 237th Bristol 4th of July Parade. Read More
Barrington police: Teens broke into vacant house, partied
Two teenagers are facing charges after they allegedly broke into a Barrington home and partied there while the residents were away on … Read More
Patriotic Speaker posits why Bristol celebrates the 4th like no other town
As they have for nearly 240 years now, the Patriotic Exercises kicked off the 4th of July festivities on Monday. Under brilliant blue … Read More
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Warren summer concert series begin Sunday at Burr's Hill bandshell

The Town of Warren opens a weekly summer concert series this Sunday night, July 10, at the bandshell in Burr's Hill Park. Shows are weekly from now through Sept. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors are …

Enormous book fair returns to Westport this weekend

The Westport Friends 59th annual Book Fair returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. It will be under three huge main tents with over 30,000 books for sale. There will no refreshments for …

Barrington summer concert series begins Sunday at park

The Barrington Summer Concert Series sponsored by BankNewport, a free series of performances, is on Sundays this summer at Latham Park. The first concert on July 10 features Neal and the …
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Paul D'Amico Paul A. D'Amico Sr, LtC Army Retired Paul A D'Amico Sr, 85, passed away on July 3, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann C. D'Amico (née Calderiso) for almost 63 years. A long time resident of
George Crowther George J. Crowther (77) passed away peacefully at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, RI on July 1, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to George and Evelyn (Gagnon) Crowth
Joseph Rioux Sr. Joseph D. "Huggy Bear" Rioux Sr., 46, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence from necrotizing fasciitis. He was
Free Event: Annual community reading of famous Frederick Douglass Speech

Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI invites the community to join a live reading of Frederick Douglass’ iconic 1852 speech “What to The Slave Is The Fourth of July” on Thursday, July …

Barrington girls top Newport 10-5 in must-win game The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team knocked off Newport 10-5 in a must-win District II tournament game at Braga Park in Newport on Thursday night, June 30. Erin Moran crushed a …
Barrington loses to Tiverton, forced into re-match with Newport The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team struggled to score runs against a tough Tiverton team on Wednesday night, June 29, losing 10-0.  The loss dropped Barrington into an …
Barrington native plays a key role for URI Women’s Crew When Julia Fortin was at Barrington High School, her primary sports were volleyball and basketball. In fact she was a member of the Eagles volleyball team that captured the 2016 state …
Portsmouth all-stars beat Middletown and Riverside Great pitching, defense and timely hitting was the formula for Portsmouth Little League 12U all-stars as they shut down Middletown 5-1 at Aquidneck Field on Saturday and thwarted Riverside 5-2 at …
Letter: From the Bristol Parade Chairman, thank you for everything

To the editor:I would like to send a special thank you to the Town officials of Bristol, Bristol Police Department, Bristol Fire Department, Department of Public Works and paramedics for assisting …

Letter: Take a moment to appreciate our community

To the editor:The 237th Fourth of July celebration has come to a close here in Bristol and the longest continuous run remains a part of our history.  But too often we take things for granted. We …

Letter: Thank you, everyone, for another great Fourth

To the editor:Well, we just completed another year, 237 celebrations under our collective belt, and we are already looking at number 238. What are we going to do to make it better, last longer (in …

Letter: Oversight lacking on Robin Rug development plan

To the editor:The Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on next Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. to consider changing zoning laws for Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC at Robin Rug.Please join me in …

Letter: Thank you, Bristol, from the USS Milwaukee

To the editor:I just want to say thank you again for the great visit. The parade was 2.5 miles of patriotism and Thank Yous. The crew really enjoyed themselves in your lovely town.The citizens of …

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