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Mt. Hope Bridge shows its colors

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority jazzed up the Mt. Hope Bridge for the coming Memorial Day holiday, as seen here Saturday night. If you look closely at right, the Pell Bridge far down …
515 acres opened to shellfishing off Touisset Point in Warren
For the first time in decades, shellfishing off the coast of Touisset will be allowed conditionally, a sign of an increasingly healthy … Read More
Warren PD: 15-year-old arrested after report for reckless driving
Warren Police made four arrests, including one juvenile who was allegedly driving a vehicle recklessly without a license, between May … Read More
Warren Memorial Day events start Sunday morning, continue on Monday
Memorial Day events in Warren begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Town Wharf, continuing with ceremonies and parade on Monday, May 29. Read More
Some on Joint Finance urge caution over Bristol Warren school bond
The Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee (JFC) unanimously voted to allow the school district to potentially borrow up to $200 … Read More
Public input sought on Bristol Warren school construction projects
Want to make your voice heard on how a potential $200 million bond should be spent in Bristol and Warren? Attend one of the upcoming … Read More
East Bay baseball teams rally to fight cancer
The Barrington High School baseball team defeated Mt. Hope 9-3 in a non-league game on Sunday, May 21. The Eagles and Huskies use … Read More
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Bristol Warren Education Foundation's annual fundraiser is Saturday

The ‘Bee-cathlon’ will be held in-person and indoors at the Roger Williams University Field House on Saturday, May 13 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

"SpongeBob The Musical" opens Thursday at Mt. Hope

The Mt. Hope Masqueraders are thrilled to present “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical!” for two shows, on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 29.

Endangered species: Saltmarshes — and what to do about it

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust kicks off its 2023 Land Trust Learning Series on Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation on saltmarsh degradation by Mark Bertness at the Barrington …
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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 11 – 17, 2023

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Obituaries
Shirley Foy Shirley Marie Foy, age 62 of North Prairie, was born to eternal life on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Shirley was born April 5, 1961 in Massachusetts to Raymond and Mabel (Fitting) Brochu. Survivors i
Roland Bouffard Roland George Bouffard, age 91, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Beverly (King) Bouffard. Born in Barrington, he was
Anthony Abilheira Anthony B. Abilheira, 77, of Monroe Avenue, passed away on April 27, 2023 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center.  He was the husband of Sandra (Desmarais) Abilheria.   Born in Fall Riv
Sports
Softball team beats Toll Gate, loses to Woonsocket and Prout The Mt. Hope softball team, after winning five straight, lost two of their three games this week, to fall to 10-3 in Division II, 10-4 overall. The Huskies who have lost in the finals each of the …
Huskies Baseball coach celebrates 100th win Mt. Hope baseball coach Mike Mazzarella was awarded a plaque by athletic director Christy Belisle for collecting his 100th win as manager of the Huskies nine after  their loss to Coventry on …
Eagles sweep host Townies, Huskies in Eastern Division golf EAST PROVIDENCE — The unbeaten and league leading Barrington High School golf team visited East Providence with Mt. Hope Wednesday afternoon, May 10. And even though the host Townies shot a …
Freshmen track stars flourish at division championships  Freshman phenoms Jessica Deal and Thea Jackson are primed and ready for the state track meet in June after placing first in multiple events during the Eastern Division Track Championships on …
Opinion
Letter: It’s just a fact — more gun laws equals less gun violence

To the editor: All the latest hand wringing about gun violence belies the fact that sensible gun laws work. It is a fact that states with such laws have far fewer per capita gun deaths than …

Letter: E-Bikes on the path would be immensely dangerous

To the editor: A very precise and sensible letter was written last week by Jerry Blitefield of Warren about the imminent danger to the East Bay Bike Path . He talks about the current law with no …

Op-Ed: ‘Secure Choice’ is good for Rhode Island

Nearly 200,000 working people in Rhode Island do not have access to an employer-provided retirement savings plan. This savings deficit could push the state over a costly retirement cliff resulting in …

Letter: Preventing criminal gun use requires facts, not fiction

To the editor: Every reasonable person favors preventing the criminal use of guns. But we are not going to make progress on that until the gun control lobby ends its campaign of misinformation …

Letter: Don’t argue with success on the bike path

To the editor: Thank you for coverage of a bill to legalize all classes of Electric Motorized Bikes (EMBs) on state bike paths (“The battle over e-bikes,” May 11). Your coverage of …

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