Flood watch, gale warning issued ahead of Monday storm

A gale warning and flood watch has been issued for the region as a nor'easter bears down on Rhode Island Monday. Rain is expected to begin late Monday morning, building through the day and …

Summer hotel taxes soar like fireworks

The summer tourism season brings visitors into Bristol who spend money in the many shops and restaurants in town. Even though there is no large hotel in town, those visitors are apparently still …
Opinion
Editorial: A light of hope

A hospital is a less than pleasant place to be for anyone. Most patients admitted to a hospital aren’t feeling good to begin with. The boredom and loneliness sure to set in — especially …

Latest News

Bristol police: Strange explosions, more car wrecks

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16: Monday, Jan. 9 Police and fire officials responded to a crash with injuries at Metacom and Bay View …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have chenged hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Seaview Drive — $562,500 35 Anchorage Way — $562,500 1 Clover lane — …

Bristol group wins awards at Lego robotics championship

Teams featuring students from Bristol fared very well in the FIRST LEGO League State Championship held at Roger Williams University Saturday. More than 500 elementary and middle school students on 40 …

Community Development awarded for Guiteras stormwater project

A Bristol project that helped clean area waterways while also providing an educational component for local students, has earned the town a regional award. The Bristol Department of Community …

Barrington High School wins Safe Sports award

Barrington High School was recently named the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic training program.  The award champions …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses this weekend around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Brow St. — Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $310,000. Residential …

Obituaries
Darlene M. Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton

Darlene M. (Braun ) Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Grace Barker Nursing Home. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Frederick William and Adele …

Caroline M. Howell, 82, Clarksville, TN

Gloria Marie Varola, 86, Bristol

Carol 'Nana Pumpkin' Riegler, 82, of East Providence

Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, Bristol

Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

Sports
East Providence girls' hoopsters up win streak to seven

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team continued its best start to a season in some seven years by winning its seventh consecutive Division II game with a 55-45 …

Barrington girl named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

Central and Classical top Barrington in track

Barrington track athletes perform well

BHS sports roundup: Wrestlers battle, girls' hoops wins again

Opinion
Letter: Increasing recycling surest way to save town money

To the editor,The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has officially announced that it will increase the landfill’s tipping fees beginning on July 1, 2017. Based on current projections, …

Speak-Out: Let them swim; play talented players

Letter: Barrington 300 events kick off on Jan. 29

Letter: Let's make sure students get enough sleep

Letter: It's time to celebrate Buzz Guida's work

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

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