Photos: Hampden Meadows celebrates end of the school year

Hampden Meadows faculty, parents and students celebrated the end of the school year with a family picnic in front of the school last week. During the picnic, the school recognized students for …

Police: Boy on motorized scooter collides with pickup truck

A pickup truck and a Barrington boy riding a motorized scooter collided near the intersection of Martin Avenue and Boyce Avenue on Monday afternoon, June 26.  The boy, who was under the age …
Editorial: More than just a parade

Everywhere you look, you see the stars and stripes. Giant flags are flying over Town Common and Herreshoff Marine Museum; bunting drapes from windows all over town; even the Mt. Hope Bridge is …

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Imaginative, diverse musicians take Independence Park stage Wednesday

Whether you like funk, rock, dance or rhythm and blues, there is something for everyone at tonight's installment of Fourth of July Concert Series. The World Premier Band Wednesday, June …

Prudence Ferry expected to resume full service this weekend

The Prudence Island Ferry is expected to resume full service this weekend as work on the dock in Bristol wraps up. Contractors working for ferry operator A&R Marine are finishing up installing …

Tiverton Democrats endorse charter candidates

TIVERTON —The Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) will endorse eight candidates for the July 18=Tiverton Charter Commission election: • Michael Burk (D) • Michael Janick …

Portsmouth formally adopts $61.86M budget for 2017-18

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a $61.86 million budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 that adds about $1.2 million to the current spending plan but also lowers the tax rate by …

Portsmouth facing ‘perfect storm’ on waste management

PORTSMOUTH — Faced with a “perfect storm” that’s making it increasingly expensive to dispose of Portsmouth’s trash, the town will survey residents on possible waste …
Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Manuel Arruda, 75, Bristol

Manuel “Phil” Arruda, 75, of Bristol, passed away on June 27 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Sandrea (Cordeiro) Arruda for 53 years. Born in Sao Miguel,  Acores, he was the …

Cora F. Guido, 89, Bristol

Benjamin F. Lewis 95, Tiverton

Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Charles Lee Remington, 70, formerly of Bristol

Jose Angelo Melo, 75, Bristol

Youngsters take top prizes in Fourth Foot Race

Two nine-year-olds beat runners as much as three years older than them to claim the top prize in the 31st annual Fourth of July foot races last weekend. Jackson Cicchinelli won the sprint at the …

Barrington residents prep for Pan-Mass Challenge

Barrington drops All Star opener to Riverside, 10-9

Portsmouth girl takes 3rd in Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

Warren Athletics win Little League Minor Division Championship

Letter: Non-residents breaking Barrington Beach rules

To the editor: If you use Barrington Town Beach as often as I do, you might notice that a decision was made by our Town Council to open our beach to non-residents for a daily fee of $10 per …

Letter: Moderately confused?

Letter: Spring’s rainy days produced summer surprises

Letter: Tiverton's Charter isn’t merely about FTR and finances

Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ Association questions deserve answers

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Becky Chace, Neal and the Vipers rock Independence Park Tuesday

One of the most popular musicians in the Fourth of July Concert Series makes her return to Independence Park Tuesday, followed by another popular local band making its Bristol debut as the concert …

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Funk, rock and groove take center stage at Fourth Concert Series Monday

Independence Park goes country Sunday night

Swing to the oldies in Independence Park Saturday

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