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 …

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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 …

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 …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay recently:Barrington 12 Townsend St — $298,800 17 Colonial Ave. — $349,500 14 Lamson Road — $495,000 2 …

Middletown tops Barrington in sluggers duel, 14-9

Barrington's 12-year-olds All Star team traded blasts with a powerful Middletown squad on Wednesday night, June 29, but came up just short in the end, losing 14-9. The loss dropped Barrington …

Busy summer so far at Burr’s Hill

It’s only been running a week, but it’s been a busy season for the Warren Recreation Department’s summer program at Burr’s Hill. “We had more than 150 kids out,” said Kelly Servant, …

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 …

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: …

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 …
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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

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

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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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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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