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To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to … more
PORTSMOUTH — Officer Bruce Celico got the call while he was at the weigh station on Route 24 South around 2:50 a.m. on Jan. 8. “We got a BOLA (“be on the lookout” … more
Mrs. Eleanor V. (Viera) Travers, age 90, of High Street, life-long resident of Bristol, R.I., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She … more
Allan Klepper stood before the Barrington Town Council on Monday night, Jan. 7, and tried to explain the situation facing the Bristol County Water Authority.  Mr. Klepper, who is one of the … more
The Mt. Hope basketball team lost their first game of the year to Mount St. Charles 58-54 during a home game on Friday night. The lost drops the Huskies record to 5-1 in Division III and 7-2 overall. … more
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 … more
We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These … more
Arlene Shirley Garcia-Colon (Deso) died at home in Bristol, R.I., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Mildred Deso, sister of the late Lorraine Thompson, Pauline … more
To the editor:To the residents of District 68: In my last two runs for Town Council I didn’t raise or spend a dime and therefore have no war chest to draw from. Without the endorsement of the … more
A Serpentine Road resident who ran for Warren Town Council last fall to raise awareness of alleged negligence and wrongdoing by the Bristol County Water Authority has taken his case to the Rhode … more
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