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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, but a few years ago tobacco use among high school …
‘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
Video: Sections of Main Street flooded in Warren
Parts of Main Street (Rte 114) were flooded Friday morning just before the Bristol/Warren line near Seymour Street. Read More
Nine candidates face off for three Bristol school board seats
Bristol residents have a lot of School Committee candidates to consider this Nov. 6 — nine, to be exact. Here are snapshots of each … Read More
Workers to lay water pipe 20 feet under Kickemuit River
Contractors will soon drill a hole across and more than 20 feet under the Kickemuit River to provide a more reliable source of water … Read More
The long road to save Bristol's Longfield estate
The clouds were rolling in overhead, but Edward Redmond’s disposition was as sunny as ever as he strolled through the abandoned, … Read More
Gablinske says he's moderate alternative to 'liberal extreme' incumbent
Voters in Rhode Island House District 69 have two familiar names to choose from this year. Susan Donovan, a Democrat, and Doug … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph R. Medeiros, 89, Warren Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Artemizia (Cordeiro) Medeiros. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the …
Domenic Michael Grimo, 92, of Bristol Domenic Michael Grimo, 92, of Oliver Street passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Ida (Florenzano) Grimo. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank …
Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren, passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Artemizia (Cordeiro) Medeiros. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Joseph …
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
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 …
Letter: Candidate did not back up accusations, and paper showed bias Last week’s article, “Gablinske vs. Donovan, moderate vs. liberal,” was just another profile of a politician that uses words like “socialist,” “liberal,” …
Letter: Report on the candidates, skip their sales pitches Instead of publishing meaningless puff-pieces and sales pitches from each candidate for local office, why can you not publish an honest and accurate resume or bio-sketch about each person running for …
Letter: Research says early education correlates to successful outcomes I’m responding to Mike Byrnes’ letter to the editor, “Universal Pre-K suggestion is irresponsible at best,” in last week’s paper. The only thing that’s …

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