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Bristol’s State Street tie-ups remain private

The owner of Thames Street Landing will retain ownership of the tie-up wall on the north side of the State Street Channel but will share maintenance costs and rental revenue with Bristol, according to an agreement between the owner and the town. Ownership of the wall has been in dispute for years, dating back to

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Bristol’s State Street tie-ups remain private

The owner of Thames Street Landing will retain ownership of the tie-up wall on the north side of the State Street Channel but will share maintenance costs and rental revenue with Bristol, according to an agreement between the owner and the town. Ownership of the wall has been in dispute for years, dating back to

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Barrington police, fire respond to backyard burn

A hot dog on a skewer saved Nayatt Road residents from receiving a ticket for having an outdoor fire in their backyard last week. On Monday night, July 21, Barrington police and fire officials stopped by a Nayatt Road residence after someone called to complain about an open burning in a backyard fire pit. The

Cyndee Fuller, Bonnie Grassie-Hughes and Kate Weymouth (from left to right) inside the garden.

New Barrington garden grows community spirit

A blur of traffic motors south on Route 114, traveling at speeds that turn lettuce plants and tomato vines and squash plants into a smudge of green against an already green backdrop. If motorists were to slow a bit and pull to the side of the road, just after the “Welcome to Barrington” sign, and

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State Police nab East Providence in coke ring bust-up

NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, during an investigation conducted with the assistance of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, announced the arrest of 15 subjects Tuesday, July 29, including one city man. Richard Fanara, 51, of 28 Leroy Drive, East Providence, was arrested on

The Portsmouth High School new turf field and track as it appeared Monday. The track still needs to be striped for its running lanes. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth, RWU mull sharing of athletic facilities

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School needs a place for its swim team to practice and compete, while Roger Williams University (RWU) covets a track and field facility that’s up to NCAA standards. Ongoing discussions between the two entities could lead to an agreement that would help both schools without costing taxpayers anything. According to School

Waves kick-up and splash Christina Wilkes (mid-right) and Georgina Corbett (right) during a sailing lesson in Bristol harbor  on Monday evening.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Women trade ‘mother’ ship for sailing experience

As a southerly wind whipped a good 12 miles per hour across Bristol Harbor, a dozen women gathered on the deck at Bristol Yacht Club Monday evening discussed how to decelerate their vessel when the force of Mother Nature had other ideas and other finer points of sailing. It’s a typical Monday for the women,

Obituaries

Carlo Longo, 93, Barrington

Carlo Longo, 93, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (DeStefano) Longo to whom he was married for 68 years. Born in Panni, Foggia, Italy on Dec. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Donato and Anna

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Jodi "Hollywood" Davock lets a long pass fly. Photos by Tim Marshall

Alum clash on gridiron for fun, Huskies’ sports

The Bristol Warren Gridiron Club hosted the first of its semi-annual alumni games on Saturday, July 26, pitting teams from the former Warren and Bristol High Schools against each other in an event to help raise money for those playing on Mt. Hope’s gridiron. Event organizer Mark Rynhard said Saturday’s event was “the best event

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Westport guitar maker Thom Scott.

Guitar maker to visit Saturday Farmers’ Market

The summer season for the Westport Farmers’ Market has reached the half-way mark and by now the produce is pouring in. The variety of summer fruits and vegetables is now reaching its peak, said farm manager Stephen Connors, with heirloom tomatoes of all shapes and colors, purple peppers, plump blueberries and peaches on sale.  All

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