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School Committee says yes to new Victory Field athletic complex

Barrington High School is getting a new Victory Field athletic complex. During a meeting on Thursday night, July 18, members of the Barrington School Committee voted 5-0 to renovate the stadium …
Warren had over $3.14M in Covid money — so how did they spend it?
We accounted for every dollar of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money spent in Warren, which just recently committed the last … Read More
Meet the three new members representing Bristol on the school committee
Three new faces will join the nine-member Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, as half of Bristol’s share of six … Read More
What does the future hold for Barrington's Victory Field?
Members of the School Committee are expected to discuss the future of Victory Field when they meet tonight, Thursday, July 18.  The … Read More
Tiverton considers $2 million industrial park offer
Several Tiverton Town Council members are ready to revisit a $2 million offer to purchase virtually all available undeveloped land in … Read More
At Pio’s Pizzeria in Bristol, a family legacy lives on
The wait is finally over. Pio’s Pizzeria opened its doors on Franklin Street Tuesday morning to a number of hungry customers whose … Read More
Survey: Westport wants short-term rentals, believes they're 'positive'
A majority of residents want Short Term Rentals (STRs) to be legal and regulated in Westport, but do not want the town to establish a … Read More
Things To Do ...

Newport Beer Run and Beer Festival are Saturday

Formerly known as the Craft Brew Races, t he Newport Beer Run features a 5K, followed by a craft beer festival, at the iconic Fort Adams State Park on Saturday, July 20. The event is open to beer …

Gallery Night Providence opens 17 studios on Thursday

On Thursday July 18, 17 art spaces throughout Providence will open their doors to the public. Gallery Night Providence will offer five free guided tours of Providence art spaces, with galleries also …

Inspirational dance, from around the globe

Newport Contemporary Ballet (NCB) presents the Newport Dance Festival this week on a stage set up on the lawn of The Great Friends Meeting House. Performances will be Wednesday to Sunday, July 17 to …
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Obituaries
Joann Andos Bristol|Joann Hooker Andos, retired New York City schoolteacher, intrepid traveler, sports nut, master seamstress, talented gardener, fan of ferries and tugboats, diligent letter writer and thirty-fou
Barbara Luther Barbara Ann Luther, 85, formerly of Bristol, RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Anne's Hospital on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Barbara was the wife of the late Wilson Read Luther
Gary Harper Gary Lee Harper, 70, of Bristol, RI, died on December 30, 2023. He was the husband of the late Rose (Nye) Harper. Born in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of the late Leslie J. Harper Sr. and Mary
Sports
Barrington All Stars fall one game short of trip to states The Barrington Little League Majors 12U All Star baseball team came up one win short of a trip to the state tournament.   Barrington, which entered the weekend undefeated, lost to …
Barrington softball team preps for Senior League regionals A team from Barrington will play for a chance to compete in the Senior League World Series. The Barrington Little League Senior Softball All Star team will battle in the 2024 Senior League …
Several city youth tracksters earn spots at USTAF Nationals Athletes from East Providence on the FAST TRACK youth track and field club team earned top finishes at the Region 1 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships held last weekend in New York …
Tiverton Majors Softball season halts in state semis The Tiverton Majors Softball All-Stars ended their season, falling to Cranston Western 12-0 in the state semifinals on Tuesday night.  Tiverton managed just two hits off Cranston Western pitcher …
Opinion
Letter: Who They are

To the editor: The Barrington DEI Committee, henceforth referred to as B-DEI, has shown another documentary in their film series. To nobody's surprise, it was another America-hating, divisive …

Letter: Fly your flags, or leave the Country

You, the reader, have every right to leave the United States. No one forces you to stay.

Letter: Putting sarcasm aside

This is in response to Clay Commons’s sarcastic “catastrophe” letter published last week.

Letter: Fear and loathing in Bristol

The July 11 letter “Fly your flags, or leave the Country”  leaves this reader baffled.

Letter: Political diversity is vital to a peaceful society

A TRUE embrace of Diversity Equity and Inclusion should exist, but for philosophies – including ones you may not agree with.

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