Photos: Santa turns on Bristol lights during Grand Illumination

Thousands crowded around the Burnside building on a chilly but calm December night as Santa Claus and two young helpers flipped the switch and turned on the Bristol Christmas lights along Hope Street …

Barrington's tree lighting is today, event starts at 2

Barrington's largest holiday celebration — the annual tree lighting festival — will be held today, Saturday, Dec. 3, at the town hall from 2 to 5 p.m.  The festival has become a …
Opinion
Just say no to fake news

November is a dark month for baseball fans. It’s too early to talk about spring training and the hot stove isn’t even warm—there’s just not that much to say right now. Rather …

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RWU President Farish on Decision 2016

Invited to comment on the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, RWU President Donald J. Farish penned an essay November 15 for the Chronicle of Higher Education …

Fire causes extensive damage to East Providence home

EAST PROVIDENCE — A fire on Merrill Street, between North Broadway and Massasoit Avenue, forced residents from their home Friday night, Dec. 2.East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian reported …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Wright Place — Sunday, Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m. Cape/Tudor, 4, 2, $349,900. Coldwell Banker, …

Police thwart Grinch-like act in Barrington

Alert residents and a quick-responding police officer helped stop the attempted larceny of some cash and Christmas gifts late Tuesday night, Nov. 29. According to police, an East Providence man …

Guerrilla decorators drape Water Street in light

Armed with solar-powered Christmas lights, ladders, cider and a staple gun, a small group of guerrilla decorators spread out across Water Street Thursday night, leaving light and holiday spirit in …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 88 Rumstick Road — $420,000 107 Ferry Lane — $287,500 306 Rumstick Road — …

Obituaries
Edmund L. Alves, 90, of Bristol

Edmund L. Alves of Bristol, RI passed away on October 27, 2016. He was three weeks and three days shy of reaching the ripe old age of 90. We think he did it on purpose so everyone will always be …

Priscilla Church

Marjorie A. Hilton, 87, Marco Island, Florida, Little Compton

Vincenza 'Lee' Mangiaratti, 91, of Attleboro

M. Elaine Dolan, of Barrington

Nancy C. Aroche, 69, of Barrington

Opinion
It's time to shape up the R.I. Board of Elections

I have a soft spot for the Rhode Island Board of Elections. My father was on it at the time of his death. Then-Governor Dennis J. Roberts appointed my mother to fill out his term of office. I …

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Letter: A fond farewell to Mount Hope Farm

Ho hum! Business as usual

Things to do
Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

Chances are you have been to the Roger Williams Park Zoo—many times. But turn right instead of left, wend your way past the Carousel Village, swan boats, and stables, and you will come to one …

The halls are decked at Linden Place

A great day to tag a tree

Chorus of East Providence readies holiday concerts

Downtown Bristol to be bathed in sea of color

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