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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. 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 30 Cutler St., Warren, …
Warren police officer commended for heroism
The Warren Town Council awarded a commendation to Patrolman Lane Ukura of the Warren Police Department during their meeting on June … Read More
Local airman celebrates over 50 years of service
Warren resident John C. Muth joined the Bristol County Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol in October of 1966 at the age of 13 … Read More
Renowned Bristol Coast Guardsman announces retirement
Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Frank J. Parenti is set to retire from the United States Coast Guard on Oct. 1, 2022 having served for … Read More
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 … Read More
Water authority board approves 4 percent rate hike
The Bristol County Water Authority board of directors approved a 4 percent rate increase for the fiscal year 2023. The rate … Read More
Warren native overcomes blindness to run 14 marathons, excel at adaptive sports
Despite being legally blind, Sanchas has now run 14 marathons, including the most recent Boston Marathon, and has competed and won … Read More
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New exhibits open at Audubon this summer

The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium at 1401 Hope St., Bristol, on the Warren town line, has new aquatic exhibits this summer. It is open Mondays to Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • …

Hope & Main’s Schoolyard Market opens June 15

Schoolyard Market happens every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. June 15 through Sept. 28 at Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren.

This weekend, it’s a Bio-Blitz along the bike path

Don’t be surprised to see more traffic than usual along a 4.4-mile stretch of the East Bay Bike Path this weekend — nor folks there at all times of day and night. BioBlitz 2022 is …
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Obituaries
Jeffrey Fonseca Jeffrey S. Fonseca, Esq (1964–2022) Jeffrey S. Fonseca, 58, of Boston, MA passed away suddenly on June 21, 2022. Jeffrey grew up in Bristol, RI. Jeffrey was a graduate of Bristol High School
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
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Sports
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 …
Mt. Hope athletes recognized during Awards Night Mt. Hope student-athletes were presented with awards recognizing their accomplishments in the 2021-22 school year.
Mt. Hope suffers heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Prout in title game The Mt. Hope softball suffered a heart breaking 3-2 walk off loss in the tenth inning to Prout in the Division II championship at Rhode Island College on Sunday afternoon. Huskies ace Reily Amaral …
Huskies to play in championship after thrilling 6-5 win over Toll Gate Fireworks, fans and Huskies exploded after Logan Levesque hit a clutch bases loaded double to score Elsa White and Sydney Crowell in the bottom of the seventh inning and give Mt. Hope a come from …
Opinion
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: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Courage comes by making change, not slinging an AR-15

Special kudos to Republican senators! They have instilled courage into every student in America. You see, as astute people know, there is no courage without vulnerability. And because the GOP is so …

Letter: Pass bill that bans sale of new fur products

To the editor: This is a plea to Rhode Island state senators to take quick action in passing S2646, the bill to ban the sale of new fur products throughout the state.  This bill prohibits …

Rhode Island must address PFAS

By Reps. Terri Cortvriend and June Speakman They are in the coating of your nonstick frying pan. The wrapper of your favorite burger. The stain-resistant upholstery of your couch, and even the …

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