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Mrs. Katz and Her Hats are a weekly hit

Hats off to Jackie Katz and what she’s been able to achieve during her weekly Children’s Storytime program at the Rogers Free Library. Actually, it’s “hats-on” for …
A brewing legacy inspired the new Canned Heat
Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. … Read More
Bristol buys development rights to protect farmland
For the third time since its inception, the Town of Bristol is taking advantage of a program that provides federal money to help towns … Read More
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 … Read More
Warren police charged murder suspect in November
The Providence man charged with murdering a former Warren woman earlier this week was charged two months ago by Warren police with … Read More
A Blue Ribbon and a Congressional visit for Bristol elementary school
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited Colt Andrews Elementary School last Friday to praise staff and students in a ceremony inside the … Read More
Progressives take charge of Bristol Democratic Town Committee
The Bristol Democratic Town Committee held its biennial reorganizational meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, and when the … Read More
Obituaries
John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Bristol John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Wood Street passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Josephs) Reynolds.  Born in West Warwick, he was the son of …
Eleanor Travers, 90, of Bristol 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 …
Arlene Shirley Garcia-Colon of Bristol 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 …
Conceicao M. Botelho of Bristol Conceicao (Connie) M. Botelho of Verdi Lane passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Manuel Botelho. Born in Fenais de Ajuda, Sao Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late …
Sports
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 …
Ben Hurd leads Portsmouth over Mt. Hope in boys’ basketball PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team escaped with a 60-58 win over Mt, Hope in the East Bay Holiday Classic tournament at PHS Thursday. A …
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Opinion
Editorial: State park a terrible place for hunting Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management bends over backwards to make life good for permit-paying hunters, but sometimes goes too far. Case in point is what’s been going …
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …
Letter: My BCWA complaints are crystal clear To the editor:Last week's article on my complaints to the RI State Attorney General did an injustice. It was verbose.My two complaints are not.They are based  on the obvious. They were purposely …
Letter: Reform Caucus works toward a better legislative process 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 …

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