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Bristol post office renamed for First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna

Warm, late-summer temperatures greeted a large turnout of relatives, friends and local, state and Congressional dignitaries who gathered Sunday afternoon during dedication ceremonies at the Bristol …
Everyone’s favorite dory, Celeste, called a Bristol icon
Among the iconic watercraft in Bristol, only one dory comes to mind, and her name is Celeste. She is said to be everybody’s … Read More
RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway … Read More
New CNA and CPR training center opens in Bristol
While others were spending their summer days out on the harbor or picnicking in the park, longtime educator and registered nurse for … Read More
RWU selected from 500 proposals for $1 million grant
Four Roger Williams University faculty members were granted a welcome surprise at the start of the school year as they secured a … Read More
Bristol Post Office will honor a soldier and son
On July 4, 2015, First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna stood on a platform in front of the Colt School, his eyes shielded in dark sunglasses, … Read More
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren
Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, … Read More
Obituaries
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Lorraine Sousa, 75, of Bristol Lorraine (Martins) Sousa, 75, of 5 Debra Ave., Bristol, passed away peacefully into God’s care on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. She joins her beloved husband, …
Sports
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 …
BHS gym dedicated to beloved Coach Murgo It was a joyous gathering of family, friends and colleagues as the gymnasium at Barrington High School was dedicated to Frank J. Murgo, beloved father, teacher, and coach who served the athletic …
Huskies boosters hold color run The Mt. Hope Boosters club will kick-off their annual tailgate event with the Boosters Color Run at the high school track and grounds on Saturday August 25. Runners cam register online at …
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Opinion
Letter: Voters, beware the ‘progressive’ left candidates It is my understanding and my observation that a well-organized movement is underway by progressive democrats — aka democrat socialists — aka socialists — to take over the …
Letter: Good job informing public of ‘lunch shaming’ Thank you to Christy Nadalin for her excellent, page one news item revealing the shameful practice of the Bristol Warren Regional School District of depriving some children of a hot lunch simply …
Letter: Bristol residents, open your eyes Recently a political flyer was sent out by a Progressive organization attacking Andy Tyska. This flyer was not only inaccurate but it maligned a contributing member of our community. The …
Letter: It’s shameful that ‘lunch shaming’ exists here Thank you for bringing a spotlight onto lunch shaming in the Bristol Warren Regional schools. Thank you to all who are demonstrating their concern by donating money to protect any children who might …

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