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Bristol Police hosting prescription takeback day on Saturday

The Bristol Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s, 16th National Take Back Day. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 …
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
The new ‘big tobacco’ is a Mt. Hope High School concern
Tobacco use among teens is skyrocketing, as the folks at Mt. Hope High School know well. “I’m not sure about the exact numbers, … Read More
Scolaro scores two as Huskies blank Mounties 3-0
Huskies senior striker Jo Jo Scolaro scored two goals in leading Mt. Hope to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Charles Academy in a home game … Read More
Downtown Dunkin’ to close this weekend in Bristol
Regular patrons of the Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of Hope and State streets were surprised — and dismayed — to see … Read More
Black Ships Festival returning to Bristol
After a successful first showing at Independence Park this past July, the Black Ships Festival returns to Bristol next summer for its … Read More
‘Don’t give up’ signs send messages of hope
Mysterious signs with positive messages have been popping up all over Bristol, offering a stark contrast to the cluttered landscape of … Read More
Obituaries
Maria Odilia Fernandes, 71, of Bristol Maria Odilia (Gomes) Fernandes, 71, of Robin Drive, Bristol, passed away on Oct. 19, 2018, at Evergreen Nursing Center. She was the wife of Teotonio Fernandes.   Born in Relva, St. …
Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Bristol Mr. Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Shore Road, Bristol, died peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Lucretia A. (Massa) …
Sports
Freshman scores first goal in win over Cranston West Midfielder Joviana Goldstein scored her first goal with two minutes left in the game to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Cranston West at Vendituolli Field on Friday evening. The win boosted the …
Young quarterback leads Huskies over Coventry, 21-6 In only his second varsity start, sophomore quarterback Jordan Pompey directed the Huskies to a 21-6 victory over Coventry during the annual Salute to Service game at Vendituoli Field on Friday …
Mt. Hope girls soccer team preps for physical D-I grind The Mt. Hope girls soccer team kicked off their season with a physically tough, 0-0 tie against North Kingstown in a Division I league game on Friday evening. Huskies senior goalkeeper Thea …
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
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Opinion
Editorial: Local votes really matter Most people have spent a portion of their lives complaining about politicians and politics for the past two years. The frustration and anger are palpable, affecting people in ugly and unseen ways …
Letter: Witness to the demise of civility in America I have been aware for some time of the deterioration in certain standards we as a nation have valued for many years — civility, courtesy, kindness, gentlemanly behavior, respect for others. America …
Letter: Council documents should be available online in 2018 The excuses for not making public documents accessible on the Internet is disappointing. It’s 2018 and the thought of this even being a topic of discussion is both troubling and suspect. I …
Letter: Bravo, for a recycling program that makes sense Bravo to Town Councilor Mary Parella. Finally, a recycle idea that makes sense, that doesn’t invade or obstruct the way local companies do business, like banning recyclable shopping …

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