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Town pulls out the stops to ease Hope Street traffic

Traffic congestion may soon find a little relief in downtown Bristol as the Rhode Island Transit Authority and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation agreed to Bristol’s request to remove some of the bus stops posted in the congested downtown area. The abundance of bus stops along the two mile stretch between Washington Street and

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Town pulls out the stops to ease Hope Street traffic

Traffic congestion may soon find a little relief in downtown Bristol as the Rhode Island Transit Authority and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation agreed to Bristol’s request to remove some of the bus stops posted in the congested downtown area. The abundance of bus stops along the two mile stretch between Washington Street and

Portsmouth firefighters pack up lines of hose after extinguishing a brush fire that ignited the hull of a Fiberglas boat on East Main Road early Saturday night. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Permitted Portsmouth brush fire gets out of control

PORTSMOUTH — When you get a permit for a controlled burn in your yard, make sure it’s for the right size fire. That’s the lesson to be learned from a brush fire that got out of control and ignited a nearby boat hull early Saturday evening. The fire took place in the backyard of a home

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Town pulls out the stops to ease Hope Street traffic

Traffic congestion may soon find a little relief in downtown Bristol as the Rhode Island Transit Authority and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation agreed to Bristol’s request to remove some of the bus stops posted in the congested downtown area. The abundance of bus stops along the two mile stretch between Washington Street and

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Bristol Police: Man trapped in a ‘taxi’

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 18 and Aug. 24 Monday, Aug. 18 A caller complained of a man sleeping in a car at Walley Street Beach just after 8 a.m. He was dispersed. Police investigated reports of vandalism to the U.S. Post Office on Hope Street. A man was

Brando Sequeira (foreground) and Jodan Glisper touch up the paint under the fencing surrounding the new and improved tennis courts at Portsmouth High School Friday afternoon. Mr. Sequeira is foreman of the work crew from Cape and Island Tennis & Track, which resurfaced the courts as part of the “T3 Project” athletic field upgrades at PHS. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth High tennis courts nearly finished

PORTSMOUTH — The days of playing a “do-over” because a ball hits a crack are over. The tennis courts at Portsmouth High School have been resurfaced and lined and are now just awaiting nets for play. On Friday a crew from Cape and Island Tennis & Track, one of the subcontractors for the “T3 Project”

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Bristol celebrates Harbor Festival today

The Bristol Harbormaster’s office and local Bristol fishermen are teaming up to host the inaugural Bristol Harbor Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. The event will kick off with a 5k road race through downtown Bristol at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 30. The festival will continue at Rockwell Park on Thames St. and  include

Obituaries

William Butler Jr., Westport

William Butler Jr. of Westport passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Sacred Heart Home. He was the husband of Jeannette (Desmarais) Butler. Mr. Butler was born in Fall River, son of the late William Sr. and Margaret (Hearn) Butler, and resided most of his life in Westport. He was a communicant of Our Lady of

Sports

Mt. Hope High School freshman quarterback Matt DeFelice hands off to Max Moskala during a recent practice.

Huskies to host fall sports pre-season events

The Mt. Hope High School athletic department will kick off the 2014-2015 fall sports season with two events that will showcase – and help – this year’s student athletes. On Thursday, Sept. 4, Mt. Hope will host the football injury fund games. The injury fund is an account set aside to help pay medical costs

Things to Do

Zucchini is easily roasted in the oven for maximum flavor — and all sorts of other veggies and potatoes can be added.

A dinner straight from the farmers’ market

By Lynda Rego A weekly visit to the Mount Hope Farmers’ Market in Bristol greatly informs my menus each week. On Saturdays, I always head to the seafood stall for something fresh from the ocean for that evening’s dinner. We’ve had sand dabs, haddock and other fish; but, the highlight of the summer has been

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