Timber Ho: Water Street tree-cutting underway

Workers got busy with chainsaws and a chipper Thursday, after weeks of controversy surrounding the fate of dozens of trees marked for removal along Water Street.The work started Thursday morning and …

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, …
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 …

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Chorus of East Providence readies holiday concerts

The ChoruS of East Providence will perform its annual seasonal concert, this year titled “Home for the Holidays,” with special guest star Bill Harley on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, in the …

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, DUI, cocaine possession

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Weldon Corey Oblenis, 38, of 7 Munro Ave., Warren, was charged with violating a no contact order Nov. 21. Alicia Elizabeth …

Little Compton Council nixes vineyard entertainment license

LITTLE COMPTON — The standing room only crowd in the Town Council Chambers Thursday, Nov. 17, burst into applause when the unanimous vote was taken.. The council, at its annual licensing hearing, had just voted in favor of Council President Robert Mushen's motion to "deny without prejudice" — until certain "issues" could be resolved —an entertainment license applied for by Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (CSV).

Walk-out by Little Compton Ag Trust member halts action

LITTLE COMPTON — A parliamentary impasse — the disappearance of a quorum — brought an abrupt halt to the meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15, of the Little Compton Agricultural Conservancy Trust (Ag Trust).

Sources say frightened neighbors convince sex offender to leave Barrington

Two days after more than 50 Barrington residents met to discuss how to drive a registered sex offender out of town, it appears they have succeeded. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the …
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
Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

To the editor: This past year, more than 470 active-duty Service members, National Guard and Reservists lost their battle with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and took their own …

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Letter: A fond farewell to Mount Hope Farm

Ho hum! Business as usual

A new team takes the field

Things to do
Downtown Bristol to be bathed in sea of color

If it doesn’t already, it will certainly begin to look a lot like Christmas this weekend, when downtown Bristol is bathed in colorful lights after Saturday’s Grand Illumination. The …

Flashback in downtown Warren

Sakonnet holiday celebration begins this weekend

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth

Chorus to celebrate final ‘Bristol Christmas’

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