Body found at Tiverton car fire scene Friday

Tiverton and State Police and the state fire marshal's office are investigating after a body was discovered behind a house off Furey Avenue in Tiverton Friday. Tiverton firefighters went to the …
Tiverton rescue truck breaks down on freeway

TIVERTON — A Tiverton rescue truck (Rescue #1), on its way to Charlton Hospital from Tiverton's south end with a patient, broke down on Route 24 about 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Another Tiverton rescue vehicle was called to the scene from Tiverton's north end, the patient was transferred to the second truck at roadside, and the trip to the hospital was continued, "after a 15-20 minute delay," said Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd.

Recreational, brush burning banned in Portsmouth for now

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department has announced that no recreational or brush burning will be allowed in Portsmouth until further notice. Due to extremely dry conditions, any outdoor …

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Frerichs says good-bye to public service

One of Warren’s longest-serving volunteers won’t seek re-election to the Warren Town Council this autumn. Instead, outgoing councilor David Frerichs said he is going to try to slow down …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following homes are open for inspection in towns around the East Bay this holiday weekend:East Providence 893 Bullocks Point Ave. — Sunday, July 3, 10:30 a.m. - noon. Colonial, 3, 1.5, …

Conley announces re-election run for East Providence Council Ward 4 seat

EAST PROVIDENCE — Incumbent Tim Conley issued the following press release announcing his re-election bid to the East Providence City Council from Ward 4."Tim Conley, a lifelong resident of …

Rep. Malik earns District 67 endorsement

Rep. Jan Malik (D-District 67, Barrington and Warren) recently received the unanimous endorsement of the District 67 Representative Committee in his bid for re-election. “This is the …

Little Compton appoints Town Administrator

LITTLE COMPTON — The Town will have its first town administrator beginning July 1. As a result of unanimous Town Council action last Thursday night, Thomas G. Dunn III, who now serves as the town's business manager, will acquire a new title and new responsibilities, and will shift from part-time to full-time employment.

Honor Flights: WW II veterans honored with flight of lifetime

IVERTON — For two local members of the "the Greatest Generation," their one-day trip from Tiverton to Washington, D.C. to visit war memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was an unforgettable honor.

Floats celebrate diversity, patriotism, community

About a dozen St. Mary’s parishioners gathered at DaPonte Landscaping on Wood Street Monday morning, busily painting red-white and blue stripes, hanging signs from lightposts and affixing …

Bristol arrests: DUI, disorderly, domestic assault

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: David A. Girard, 35, of 27 Adams Ave., Apt. 1, East Providence, was charged with driving with a suspended license and possession …
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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

Opinion
Cowardly threats no match for Fourth spirit

The stripes are on the road, flags and bunting are on buildings all over town, and music fills the air every night from Independence Park. Bristol’s biggest party is underway, and with the Fourth …

Letter: Obstacle course rattled Earth more than shake it

Congressional Republicans look dumb and dumber

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

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

Police Report
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

Portsmouth police stay busy with assault complaints

Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

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Patriotic music to fill the air

For the first time in its 27-year run, the Bristol Fourth of July Drum & Bugle Corps competition is moving outside town, and is actually after the Fourth. While Drum Corps …

Busy summer so far at Burr’s Hill

Patriotism on parade

USS Arlington to cruise into Bristol

Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

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