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Editorial: Flagged for removal

About a month before Bristol celebrated its favorite holiday, an unknown resident planted a flag in the ground at the Warren town line, adding a handmade sign urging others to add a star spangled banner of their own. The most patriotic town in America responded in a big way, and soon a two-mile long line

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Herman P. Arruda, 93, Warren

Herman P. Arruda, 93, of Warren, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Carolyn (Lastoria) Arruda. Born in Bristol, the son of the late Joseph and Gloria (Barboza) Arruda, he was a long-time resident of Warren. Herman served in the

RWU sailing

RWU athletes celebrate most successful year in school history

Capturing numerous championship wins and qualifying for NCAA tournaments, the student athletes of Roger Williams University finished the academic year by making it the most successful in the 42-year history of athletics at the university. Roger Williams’ Athletic Director Dave Kemmy shared the school’s athletic milestone. “The accomplishments reached far and wide across the department,

Mike Birbiglia at Carnegie Hall!

Comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to Newport

Comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to the Newport Summer Comedy Series July 17 after a smash hit performance in the 2010 comedy event. Birbiglia, who is from Shrewsbury Massachusetts, has starred in three Comedy Central specials and has released three critically acclaimed albums with Comedy Central Records. WHERE: Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., Newport WHEN:

Alice Oliveira, 82, Bristol

Alice (Cabral) Oliveira, 82, a former Bristol resident, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Manor surrounded by her family, on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Born in Falmouth, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Jose and Anna (Goulart) Cabral. Ms. Oliveira cherished her grandchildren and love spending time with her family. She had a passion

The Rhode Island Explorer Academy, including members from East Providence, recently held its graduation ceremony.

East Providence Police Youth Explorers graduate academy

NARRAGANSETT — Five East Providence Police Explorers recently graduated the Annual week-long Rhode Island Law Enforcement Explorer Academy at Camp Varnum in Narragansett, June 28. EPPD Sergeant David Pacheco, who spent the week supervising the explorers along with other officers form around the state during the training academy that is run on a 24-hour basis,

By Tim Marshall: E.P. Central first baseman Dawson Reynolds receives a throw during Saturday's District 2 final.

East Providence Central Stars fall in District 2 finale

PORTSMOUTH — The host Portsmouth Little League 9-10 Major Baseball Division All-Stars completed their unbeaten run to the District 2 tournament championship Saturday night, July 12, with a 13-0 victory over East Providence Central. E.P. Central finished the event with a 3-2 record. The locals began the tournament with an 11-0 win over neighboring Rumford