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Menante is magnificent in defense of his Northeast Amateur title

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mother Nature had nothing on reigning Northeast Amateur Invitational champion Dylan Menante as he completed a defense of his title under sweltering conditions Saturday …
Little Compton students say good-bye to Wilbur & McMahon
Twenty-three eighth graders at the Wilbur & McMahon Schools said goodbye to their hometown school Thursday, when they graduated in … Read More
Moniz siblings growing in confidence through trades and sports
Westport resident Joe Moniz has made learning a trade the law in his household. The last seven of his 10 children have gone to Diman … Read More
State: Avoid contact with Melville pond, Turner Reservoir
PORTSMOUTH/EAST PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are … Read More
PWC celebrates minors division softball championship
Team PWC defeated Team Navigant 8-4 to capture the Barrington Little League softball minors division championship recently. The game … Read More
Tiverton talks solar, imposes Fogland parking fines
Notes and points from the Tiverton Town Council's most recent meeting, held last Monday: Solar energy A council-appointed group … Read More
Warren Folks Festival will return Aug. 20
The Collaborative, a nonprofit arts organization, has announced the 6th Annual Warren Folks Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. … Read More
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PBS producing Little Compton film, and you can be the star

They say the best stories are often the ones that never get told. There's a chance to change that this year, with the help of Rhode Island PBS. The state's public broadcasting station is …

Fourth concert series features Irish, rock, New Orleans and Buffett bands

This weekend brings a highly diverse lineup to a concert series known for its diverse array of musicians. Over the next three nights, the Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series will host a rock cover …

Keith Munslow on the lawn at the Weaver Library

Bring the kids to the Weaver Library lawn on Wednesday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. to see one of Rhode Island’s favorite family entertainers, Keith Munslow. Keith is a musician, storyteller, …
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Obituaries
John Galligan GALLIGAN, John "Jack" Donald, of Little Compton, RI, October 9th, 1932 – June 24th, 2022 Jack was born and raised in Washington DC, the eldest of three children of Donald and Mary (Flaherty
Eileen Malafronte Eileen (Furtado) Malafronte, 75, of Bristol, died peacefully at home after a year-long illness on June 21, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Ralph A. Malafronte for over 53 years. Born in Fall River
Linda Perry 65, of Asselin Street, Warren, died peacefully at the home of her sister Carol L. St. Angelo of Barrington on Friday June 24, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Daniel L
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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 …

Sports
Tunnelmen defeat Grays in annual vintage ball game Throwback baseball from a bygone era took its turn last Saturday on the Bristol Town Common under sunlit skies and windy conditions. In the end, the visiting Lisbon Tunnelmen of Connecticut …
Westport soccer team eyes state championship A group of Westport girls who have gone farther in youth soccer than anyone here in nearly 25 years will play for a state championship this coming weekend. The Westport United Youth Soccer fifth …
East Bay team wins lacrosse state championship Three East Bay Lacrosse teams made it to the state championship finals games held at URI last weekend.  The East Bay Girls Grades 7/8 Division I team played a hard-fought game and lost to …
Post 10 Seniors start 2022 Legion Baseball slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility/Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club opened up its 2022 Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League season last week a …
Opinion
Letter: That time of year again in Bristol

Must be the season of the 4th in Bristol once again. Take a walk through town and you will see people painting their houses, doing extensive landscaping, dressing up their homes with holiday regalia …

Letter: School Committee overreach would be a textbook blunder

Like almost everyone else who cares about our kids, I've been reading — and kvetching with friends and neighbors — about the School Committee’s apparent decision to not extend a …

Letter: Hoping church will explain itself to families

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Hope Street in Bristol touts itself as being open and welcoming to all.  Prominently displayed on their website is the statement “We welcome people …

Letter: Two wrongs do not make a right

In their article, “Hypocrisy over cannabis vs. alcohol is striking,” Annie Silvia and Beth Vorro decry Bristol’s opening of a fourth micro-brewery while opposing marijuana …

Letter: It's time to address and modernize the Ash Street jail

The Bristol County Ash Street jail in New Bedford has the distinction of being the oldest continuously functioning jail in the United States. More significantly, however, the facility is a …

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