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School bill up in Bristol, down in Warren

Warren residents will see their tax bills drop after the Joint Finance Committee set a regional school budget Thursday night that includes a $350,000 reduction in Warren education aid compared to last year. The $54.42 million school budget approved by the JFC Thursday is about $980,000 less than Bristol Warren Regional school administrators had asked

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Prudence home offers private, luxurious escape

Solitude and luxury — the perfect pairing for a get-away home. This comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom home on Prudence Island has all the bells and whistles, nestled in natural surroundings. The property at 243 Bay Ave. has sweeping water views and can be used as a year-round or vacation home. With nearly 4,000 square

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Fire on Vine Street in East Providence is quickly controlled

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Firefighters quelled a blazed on Vine Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 28. The fire broke out some time around 3 a.m. Saturday in a multi-family residence. It took EPFD personnel about an hour to bring the event under control. “Our guys did a phenomenal stop. There

The Phelps House is one of several properties at Glen Farm that the town would like to see fixed up and leased out.

Portsmouth mulls revenue ideas for Glen, Elmhurst properties

PORTSMOUTH — Town Administrator John Klimm wanted creative, thinking-outside-the-box ideas, and Emil Cipolla did not disappoint. When a fellow member of the New Revenue Working Group mentioned that it costs the town $50,000 annually just to cut the grass at Glen Farm, Mr. Cipolla offered a cheaper method of keeping the turf short. “How about running

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Bristol Police: Possible break-ins, public urination

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between March 16 and March 22: Monday, March 16 An anonymous caller reported two men were urinating in Independence Park on Thames Street around 8:15 a.m. They were gone when officers arrived. A couple was reportedly arguing on the corner of Metacom and Mt. Hope avenues

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School bill up in Bristol, down in Warren

Warren residents will see their tax bills drop after the Joint Finance Committee set a regional school budget Thursday night that includes a $350,000 reduction in Warren education aid compared to last year. The $54.42 million school budget approved by the JFC Thursday is about $980,000 less than Bristol Warren Regional school administrators had asked

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra plays at Last Night in Independence Park last Labor Day weekend.

Bristol Council balks at cost of ‘free’ summer events

Can Bristol, the self-proclaimed “most patriotic town in America,” continue to stage its slate of free events that have become so much a part of the summer season in town? The cost to host the summer season’s series of events and activities came under scrutiny during budget discussions on Monday, March 23, leading the Town

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Hunter Thresher (left) gives teammate Justin Maturi a hi-five after Maturi scored a jumper.

Mt. Hope Unified drops close games to Barrington, Portsmouth

The Mt. Hope High School unified basketball team dropped two close games to Barrington and Portsmouth last week to drop to 0-3 on the season. The Huskies fell to Barrington 39-34 on March 18, then dropped a nail-biter to Portsmouth 33-28 on Wednesday, March 25. Check out a gallery from the game below.

Obituaries

John P. Sullivan, 89, Tiverton

John P. Sullivan, 89, of Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Claire (Loftus) Sullivan. Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Edward A. and Florence (McGee) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS

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East Bay Strength & Conditioning prepares athletes for success

ADVERTISING – In his new facility on Vineyard Lane in Barrington, Coach Andrew DiOrio works with both competitive and recreational athletes to help them better prepare for the demands of physical activity. “With kids playing competitive sports at younger ages, it is important that they learn the fundamentals of movement, training, nutrition and recovery early

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Yael Deckelbaum at Sandywoods

Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Deckelbaum is a founding member of Habanot Nechama, a superb female folk trio composed of Yael, Karolina Avratz, and Dana Adini. Their self-titled album was released in 2007 in Israel, where it went gold within three weeks and platinum soon thereafter. The album has also been released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Yael Deckelbaum at Sandywoods

Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Deckelbaum is a founding member of Habanot Nechama, a superb female folk trio composed of Yael, Karolina Avratz, and Dana Adini. Their self-titled album was released in 2007 in Israel, where it went gold within three weeks and platinum soon thereafter. The album has also been released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

A creamy, cheesy potato dish for Easter

By Lynda Rego Last summer was my third year of growing potatoes. It’s probably one of the easiest and most fun things to grow and my great-nieces love to help dig them up. They get so excited every time we find one. I get pretty excited myself. This year, I planted Yellow Finn, French Fingerling

Sakonnet area blueberry bonanza; sunny summer’s bumper crop

SAKONNET AREA — The season is over, but blueberry bushes this year showered roadside stands and markets in the Tiverton, Little Compton and Westport area with a bumper crop of blueberries. This was the best year in a long time, says Dick Hart of Tiverton, who has about 200 bushes on his 10-acre homestead, that

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