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A new ‘tavern’ is taking shape on Thames in Bristol

“Ever since I was a kid, every restaurant I walked into, I would imagine what I would do with it,” said Richie Corrente, who lives in Bristol with his wife Caroline and children William …
Fresh water and fresh ideas at Bristol elementary school
For the longest time, Katherine Bowers couldn’t understand why her daughter, Kendra, was so uptight about the family’s … Read More
Palmer Pointe will feature 10 one-bedroom apartments
Officials spearheading the construction of the new Palmer Pointe development in Barrington said there will be 10 one-bedroom … Read More
Giving thanks for — an extra day at the Westport dump
As it does every year around Thanksgiving, the Transfer Station took an especially long break — and homeowners’ trash piled up … Read More
New tenant farm rules proposed in Westport
WESTPORT — The Board of Health last week revealed a proposed set of rules to govern tenant farms in Westport with the hope of … Read More
East Providence Police announce arrests in Riverside armed robbery case
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14, the arrest of the two suspects in an … Read More
Grad student pitches a solution for a global crisis
Amelia Tayeh feels privileged to be a citizen of two nations — the United States and Lebanon.“I call two countries home; some … Read More
Obituaries
Alice Borges, 93, of Bristol Mrs. Alice (Brown) Borges, age 93, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late David D. Borges, her husband …
Joseph DePalma, 78, of Bristol It is with great sorrow that the family of Joseph DePalma, 78, of Bristol announce his passing on De. 2, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Pauline (Rinaldi) DePalma. Born in Bristol, …
Sports
Eagles indoor track team races past Quakers, falls to Rams The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the …
Barrington native named All-American in field hockey Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).  The …
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. …
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Opinion
Letter: How to delude the voting public — the Ascencao story The election and subsequent resignation of Laufton Ascencao should be an instructive example of democracy going off the rails. Mr. Asencao fabricated a narrative of a young Bristol native who …
Letter: Facts contradict accusations against Sakonnet farmers To the editor: This concerns Mimi Karlsson's letter to the editor of Nov. 15 about legally applied agricultural chemicals. In making her sweeping, overly dramatic yet unfounded claims about …
Letter: Proud of excellent grades in the East Bay To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well …
Letter: Duty, honor, town — or political opportunism Bristol voters need to do better when choosing which candidates for political office they believe will most competently and honorably represent their best interests. Recent experience indicates more …

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