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‘Porch Music Fest’ is Sunday in Bristol's historic district

All four coordinators of Porch Music, scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. along the south end of High Street, credit local music educator Bob Arsenault for coming up with the idea …
Dispute surfaces over Nockum Hill property
Barrington police responded to a boundary line dispute on George Street near the Nockum Hill property last week. On Thursday, Sept. … Read More
It's coworker vs. coworker for Bristol Town Clerk
A couple of minutes before the 4 p.m. filing deadline on June 27, Melissa Cordeiro, who has served as a senior clerk in the Bristol … Read More
Bristol board approves historic Longfield condo plan
The Bristol Planning Board approved a proposal to rehabilitate the historic home at 1200 Hope St., known as “Longfield,” last … Read More
East Providence Police make several fentanyl-related busts
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers recently made a pair of narcotics arrests within hours of each other on the same … Read More
Barrington DPW union says it is part of 'town team'
A dispute over a potential charter change continued this month between Barrington Department of Public Works union leaders and … Read More
East Providence girls' soccer squad seeks its footing in new league
EAST PROVIDENCE — After being one of two dominant teams in Division III the last few years, the East Providence High School girls’ … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph Faria Jr. “Joe Bristol” Joe would like to let you know that his work here is done. He received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse. His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where he will be socializing, …
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 …
Sports
East Providence edges St. Raphael in league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Fresh off a non-league win against Mt. Hope in the lead up to the league season, the East Providence High School football team opened its Division I regular season in the win …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. 17. Barrington's number three singles player Elizabeth Wang won her match …
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees in town. A proposal drafted by Barrington Town Manager Jim …
Ferreira’s big kick lifts Wildcats over Southeastern, 1-0 The Westport soccer team won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Southeastern during a home game on Friday afternoon. The win evens their record at 1-1-1. The lone goal came on an …
Opinion
Letter: Bells, not whistles, best for bikes To the editor: Old Westport roads, two-lanes, usually wind between stone walls, under shade when white oaks aren’t blighted.  I have read many books while walking, including Milton’s Paradise …
The House of Representatives may not be the same While the focus on elections last week was primarily on the gubernatorial races (and lesser so, the race for Lieutenant Governor) an interesting story was developing on the legislative front that may …
I'll remember Matt Harris's giant, infectious smile To the editor: This letter is not just a tribute to the late Matt Harris — I was his neighbor and friend of his youth, but also a salute to Warren’s Finest and his fellow fire fighters …
The 20th century’s worst storm — through a child’s eyes AUTUMNAL EQUANOX – Half way to winter: September 21, 1938 – and tomorrow, September 21, 2018. Senior citizens recall that most devastating hurricane here in recorded history exactly 80 …

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