Police: Unpaid debt led to shooting by 80-year-old

TIVERTON — An unpaid debt is the likely motive that led an 80-year-old Tiverton man to shoot an 81-year-old Kingston, Mass., man to death in Pocasset Hill Cemetery on June 13, police …
Patriotism on parade

This year, the biggest celebration in the “Most Patriotic Town in America” will be more than just a party. While it will surely have its fair share of revelry, the 231st Bristol Fourth of July …

Arts Council, Historical Society co-sponsor Hunt's Mills Fest in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The first annual “Hunt's Mills ” art festival took place on a spectacular Sunday, June 26, over the sprawling Hunt property located off of Pleasant Street in …

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Tiverton Democrats make candidate endorsements

The Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) voted unanimously on June 29 to support the following for House and Senate District races that represent Tiverton: • State Senate District 10: …

Barrington crews battle car fire

Barrington firefighters rushed to a car fire on Hancock Road on Tuesday morning, June 21, after a resident spotted a car engulfed in smoke and flames. When crews arrived on the scene, flames …

Barrington school officials: Be aware of your child's online activity

A Barrington mom decided to contact police after checking her son's Instagram account on Tuesday, June 21. The mother of the Hampden Meadows School student told police she was going through …

‘Fast Eddy’ to lead Westport Fourth parade

Predicting Westport July 4 parade participation is hardly a precise science, says parade committee chairman David Palmer. A year ago, the signup list going in included around 20 floats and …

Bogie’s Santana — Best in Show at Mystic WoodenBoat

The focus of much attention at last weekend’s Mystic WoodenBoat Show was the 55-foot Sparkman & Stevens yawl Santana, fresh from a complete restoration by a team of East Bay experts. That …

Reitsma hired as Warren Town Manager

Jan Reitsma was officially hired as Warren's new Town Manager Wednesday, seven months after he began serving as the town's interim manager. Mr. Reitsma, the former head of the Rhode Island …

Barrington council president not running for re-election

June Speakman, a longtime fixture on the Barrington Town Council, is not running for re-election this year. According to information shared by the town clerk's office, Ms. Speakman, a …

Lial, Frerichs out in Warren Town Council race

Two sitting Warren Town Council members failed to submit paperwork Wednesday declaring their intent to run for re-election, opening the door to a wide-open council race this fall. Neither …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Congressional Republicans look dumb and dumber

ITEM: Warning labels on cigarettes are stupid. Some people smoke and never develop lung cancer.ITEM: E-verify is dumb. Some people make it on the list that aren’t here illegally.ITEM: The FDA …

Letter: Testing dogs' DNA would stop poop bags on poles

Letter: Good news, bad news with poop bags on poles

Letter: Rep. Malik's views are out of step with community

Letter: Barrington Times has forgotten Memorial Day's meaning

Police Report
Portsmouth police stay busy with assault complaints

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, June 22 Kevin A. Gomes, 27, of 130 Corys Lane, was charged at 12:16 p.m. …

Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

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USS Arlington to cruise into Bristol

Bristol will once again welcome a United States Navy ship off its shore this July 4, and this year it’s one of the Navy’s newest. The USS Arlington is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport …

Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

Coggeshall Farm celebrates the Fourth, 18th century style

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

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