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Eagles skate to pair of victories

The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and then knocked off the Smithfield Co-op team 8-2 …
Parella steps aside as East Providence Police chief
EAST PROVIDENCE — Setting aside any lingering speculation about his standing, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Parella, in … Read More
Bristol brewery planning to open the taps this summer
With an amendment to the Bristol Zoning Ordinance use table allowing a business that is designated as food manufacturing to set up … Read More
Bristol’s global pop star is on the rise (plus, photos from high school!)
In the fall of 2014, Frankie Da Ponte, Jr. was at a crossroads. At the time, the Bristol native and Mt. Hope High School graduate was … Read More
Local legislator's bill aims to ban 3-D printed guns
Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne recently introduced legislation that would ban 3-D printed firearms in Rhode Island. Sen. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, … Read More
Zombie wedding — A Tiverton tale for Valentine’s Day
For their Valentine’s Day story, assorted publications world-wide turned to a tale with Tiverton ties — the sweet story of a young … Read More
Roger Williams University names a new president
The Roger Williams University Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced that Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis, who transformed the Museum of … Read More
Obituaries
Muriel Spence, 94, of Bristol Considerate and loving, Muriel (Card) Spence, age 94, of 44 Clipper Way in Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Manor, shortly after her children left the …
Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Bristol Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Mason Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Andrea and Antonia (Albino) Florenzano. He …
Amy Maria Marino, 51, of Bristol Mrs. Amy Maria (Bernardo) Marino, age 51, of Mulberry Road, Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Scott D. Marino, her husband of 13 …
Philomena Sarah Bilotti, 90, of Bristol Mrs. Philomena Sarah (Castro) Bilotti, age 90, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Armand Bilotti, her husband of 44 years, who preceded …
Sports
Eagles rebound after loss, defeat South County Six different Eagles scored goals while helping the East Bay Co-op girls hockey team to a 7-3 win over South County on Wednesday night, Jan. 16. Maeve Harrington opened the scoring for East Bay …
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5 The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the Smithfield/Coventry/Rogers Co-op team on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Sarah Yee …
Barrington remembers a legend Frank Murgo once told this reporter many years ago, “I always tell my teams to play smart football and give it all they’ve got.” That was the trademark of a winning football …
Eagles skate past Mounties in Medeiros Cup opener The East Bay Girls Co-op ice hockey team scored two goals in the first two minutes and rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Mount St. Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln Co-op team in the first of the two …
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Opinion
Mendonsa deserves formal recognition as the ‘Kissing Sailor’ George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for …
Editorial: Teachers showed a clear need for help Give the teachers credit. After their stunning “sick out” two Fridays ago, they regrouped and changed the narrative. In an impressive showing before the Bristol Warren Regional School …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …
Letter: Can an Independent be critical of Progressives? Last week a letter to the editor entitled “Democrats are working together for a better community” criticized two earlier letters which the author characterizes as divisive due to name …

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