Mt. Hope names academic all-stars

Twenty-seven Mt. Hope High School student-athletes excel not just on the field but in the classroom, earning distinction as scholar athletes. The school honored the students during half-time at …
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Canvassers nix Cottrell try to become Tiverton voter

TIVERTON — By two successive unanimous votes, the three-member Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BofC) has found that Jonathan Cottrell does not maintain a "fixed and established" domicile, at either 35 Main Road or 29 Main Road in Tiverton, for purposes of voting.

East Providence council keep up water, synchronization talks

EAST PROVIDENCE — A couple of issues that have been on both the front and back burners at times through the last year-plus — interest charges on water payments and the synchronization of …

Westport man sent to prison for DUI crash that killed grandmother

A Westport man will serve five to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the October 16, 2015, crash that claimed the life of a Dartmouth grandmother who was driving into Westport to buy fish …

Westport: Hearing tonight on plan to create Dept. of Public Works

There will be a public hearing tonight, Monday, Sept. 26, regarding a proposed Special Town Meeting warrant item on a plan to establish a department of public works. The hearing is scheduled for 6 …

Photos: Portsmouth pounds Novans, Coyne kicks record-setting field goal

PORTSMOUTH — Led by standout quarterback, defensive back and kicker Sean Coyne, the Portsmouth High School football team beat Woonsocket in convincing fashion by a final score of 45-0 Saturday …

Featured home: Large Portsmouth colonial overlooks Sakonnet River

The River Hylands neighborhood in Portsmouth is home to an architect-designed Colonial that offers everything for a growing family looking for space, comfort and modern amenities. The …

Voter registration deadline approaching

Sunday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November election which will be held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the last day to apply for a General Election mail …

Bristol Police: Crying child, egged car, suspicious man, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 12 and Sept. 17: Monday, Sept. 12 A resident complained of a neighbor leaving an old refrigerator outside with the …
Obituaries
Wilfred W. Lomas, 93, Warren

Wilfred W. Lomas, 93, of Warren, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at St Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. Born in Warren, a son of the late William T. and Lena (Tatro) Lomas, he was the beloved husband of …

Margaret Mary Mancieri, Bristol

Irene A. Cabral, 85, Bristol

Manuel Gilberto Matos, 77, Bristol

Elvira T. Groff, 88, Bristol

Jennie H. Silvia, 93, of Barrington

Manuel P. Silva Sr., 89, Warren

Dorothy B. Caromile, 84, Bristol

Carmella (Mancieri) Mello, 92, Bristol

Angelina A. Rubino, 86, Bristol

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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Opinion
Letter: Power shift needed on Barrington council

To the editor: On Nov. 8, Barrington voters’ choices for town council will have a major impact on the future of our town. I urge all voters to pay close attention to the Candidates records …

Letter: Alliance helps give peace a chance

Letter: Auction, reception help ‘protect and improve’ the bay

Letter: Source of climate change in doubt

Speak-Out: 'Hoodlums' of Bristol, carpetbagging teachers

Police Report
Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Karen M. Chiaro, 63, of Roma Street in Bristol, was charged with domestic assault on Sept. 12. Kaitlin M. Martel, 24, of Hopeworth …

Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

Portsmouth Police respond 3 times to group home in same day

Police, residents unite to locate missing 5-year-old

Things to Do
'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

“Beowulf” is a blast! Now, that sentence may seem incredulous to anyone who had to slog through the saga as part of freshman English required reading; but at Trinity Rep, trust me, …

Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

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