Chief Marshal McDermott to lead Westport 4th parade

If it’s not too much to ask of Mother Nature, a day just like last July 4 would be mighty nice, say organizers of Westport’s annual Fourth of July Parade. The Parade steps off Tuesday at 10 …

Independence Park goes country Sunday night

Independence Park goes country Sunday night when two southern bands take the stage, one of which is a national TV star. The following bands are scheduled to perform Sunday when the Bristol Fourth …
Opinion
Letter: Support for farm animal protection bill

To the editor: I’ve been a veterinarian for 10 years, and I take my duty to protect animals from cruelty very seriously. That’s why I’m proud to support House Bill 6023, …

More Local News

Tiverton taxpayers’ group endorses nine for charter review

In a pair of press releases issued Friday, the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) and its Political Action Committee (PAC) released statements and endorsements regarding the July 18 election for …

Police arrest suspect in East Providence stabbing incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — The suspect in a slightly bizarre stabbing case in city has been arrested by East Providence Police, Detective Lieutenant Raymond Blinn said in a statement. A homeless man, …

Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim, scheduled for this morning, Saturday, June 24, has been cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. The Coalition and safety personnel …

Bristol Police: Stolen car, trespassing diver, 'popping' in the woods

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between June 12 and June 18: Monday, June 12 A group of people was reportedly removing bottles and cans from recycling bins on …

Crowther’s chowder scores at Great Cook-Off

LITTLE COMPTON — They lacked the big crew and eye-catching promotional materials of some of the competition, but Crowther’s Restaurant had one important thing going for it when it ventured across …
Business
Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

Obituaries
Carl L. Romano, 96, Warren

Carl L. Romano, 96, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island. He was the husband of the late Helen (Haber) Romano. Born in Bristol, RI, a son of the …

Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, Bristol

James P. DeCastro, 63, Bristol

Naomi E. 'Betty' McManus, 75, of Acton, Mass.

Eleanor P. Simons, 92, Little Compton

Viola C. Marino, 92, Warren

Sports
Golf tournament to fund higher education

Thousands of dollars have benefitted dozens of students over the years, and the Michael J. Mercurio Scholarship Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament aims for more when golfers tee off in a couple …

Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Mt. Hope lacrosse player is All American

Opinion
Letter: Mr. Douglas should resign from appropriations

To the editor: I have been reading the letters about Mr. Douglas being on the COA being a conflict of interest. It is and he should resign. I say this with no malice.  Senator Cindy Coyne, …

Speak-Out: ‘Suspicious’ characters, attention for soap box winner

Letter: Together, we can disarm hate

Letter: Votes should have taken place at polls, not high school gym

Letter: Mr. Fuller needs to shut down his attacks

Things to do
A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

Detroit Breakdown, Gerry Grimo headline Concert Series Friday

View Purple Martins at Pic-Wil on Saturday

Classics featured Thursday at Fourth of July Concert Series

‘Behind Closed Doors’ uncovers Warren's hidden treasures

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