F&R Auto made headlines in January after this video of a pizza delivery man went viral. Now new complaints have led to the arrest of the owner and an employee.

F&R Auto, of pizza delivery fame, faces bigger trouble; two arrested

F&R Auto, the used car dealership made world famous in January for its miserable treatment of a pizza delivery man, is in hot water all over again. Westport Police announced Friday that they have charged two representatives of the 1052 State Road business after receiving 26 complaints from unhappy customers over the past 12 months.

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Open houses planned in East Bay

The following open houses are planned around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 7 Surrey Road — Saturday, March 7, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape 3, 2, $499,900. Residential Properties, Joan Warren, 401-245-9600. 6 Jenny’s Lane — Sunday, March 8, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial 3, 2.5, $659,000. Residential Properties, Elizabeth Kirk, 401-245-9600. Bristol 98 Narrows Road — Sunday, March

Piles of smoldering rubble were all that remained of the two-story garage by mid-afternoon Sunday. (Westport Fire Dept. photo)

Garage, Honda Accords consumed by blaze

By the time anyone noticed the garage fire off Charlotte White Road Sunday, the structure was beyond saving, firefighters say. Lost too were several cars and a collection of mechanics’ tools. Multiple callers reported the blaze at around 12:10 p.m. and fire crews arrived to find the two-story structure engulfed in flames and mostly destroyed,

The Portsmouth portion of the Stone Bridge abutment as it appeared during Thursday’s snowstorm.

Portsmouth to consider renovations to Stone Bridge

PORTSMOUTH — How would you like to have a picnic, throw a frisbee or just saunter along the Stone Bridge and take in the water views? That just might happen someday if one Town Council member’s idea becomes a reality. Stone Bridge, built in 1907, was once the connector between Portsmouth and Tiverton before being replaced

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Bristol Police to host citizens academy

The Bristol Police Department wants you! The department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning on March 24. The 10-week course is to give Bristol residents a better understanding of the mission and operations of the department so they may better understand what the police force is all about, according to a department release.

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Barrington moves closer to having a school resource officer

Barrington moved one step closer to hiring a school resource officer recently. At a meeting late last month, the Barrington School Committee approved the proposed budget, which included $25,000 for a school resource officer. The measure was recommended by Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore and endorsed by the high school principal and two vice

Landing craft captain Matt Rossi looks over the ice surrounding Prudence Island. The company sends his craft out to cut the ice for the ferry.  Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Prudence ferry goes with the floes

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” so goes the Postman’s Creed. Then there was the winter of 2015. While snow did keep some couriers from completing their appointed rounds, a frozen Bristol Harbor was nothing but a minor inconvenience to


Freshman Ashley Heald competed in Division A of the RI Coaches meet.

Mt. Hope gymnasts compete at coaches tournament

Four Mt. Hope High School gymnasts qualified for the RI Coaches Association meet held at Aim High Gymnastics on Sunday March 1, 2015. Freshman Brianna Gendreau competed as an all-around gymnast and won the Division B RI Coaches Association title. She scored an 8.1 on vault, 6.1 on bars, 7.3 on beam and 7.35 on


Rose Tavares, 96, formerly of North Tiverton

Rose (Souza) Tavares, 96, formerly of North Tiverton, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.  She was the wife of Frank S. Tavares.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Mary F. (Branco) Souza. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a sewing machine operator in the garment industry and was



East Bay Strength & Conditioning prepares athletes for success

ADVERTISING – In his new facility on Vineyard Lane in Barrington, Coach Andrew DiOrio works with both competitive and recreational athletes to help them better prepare for the demands of physical activity. “With kids playing competitive sports at younger ages, it is important that they learn the fundamentals of movement, training, nutrition and recovery early

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Gil talk: How to bring in the birds

The Paskamansett Bird Club’s March meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, at the Allens Neck Friends Meetinghouse, 739 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth. The speaker is William Gil, longtime resident of Dartmouth and owner of Blisscapes Landscape Design and Nursery, who will provide information and advice about ways to attract more birds


The Jammin’ Divas at Sandywoods

The Jammin’ Divas are Aoife Clancy (Grammy nominee with Cherish the Ladies) from Ireland, Nicole Zuraitis from the United States, Kath Buckell from Australia, and flutist Hadar Noiberg from Israel. They blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton

Spur of the moment, easy winter comfort food

By Lynda Rego Sometimes recipes are mothers of invention. On a whim, I picked up mushrooms at the market thinking veal and mushrooms would be a nice, comforting meal for the weekend. But, the meat department didn’t have any veal. So, I bought some chicken thighs thinking chicken cacciatore would be a good replacement (mostly

Sakonnet area blueberry bonanza; sunny summer’s bumper crop

SAKONNET AREA — The season is over, but blueberry bushes this year showered roadside stands and markets in the Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport area with a bumper crop of blueberries. This was the best year in a long time, says Dick Hart of Tiverton, who has about 200 bushes on his 10-acre homestead, that

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