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Elderly Barrington man says Bristol woman stole from him

Elderly Barrington man says Bristol woman stole from him

An 81 year-old Barrington resident stopped into the station on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to report a possible larceny. The man, who lives in the Mathewson Road area, allegedly told police he had hired workers to paint his home and that the female painter had stolen a silver mirror, coins, a silver cup and other items from

Joanna Coppola, 86, displays her "safety rope," the Bristol Emergency Dialer pendant. 
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Bristol Emergency Dialer is a safety line for elderly, disabled

About six years ago, Joanna Coppola was checking books out at the Barrington Public Library when she hit the floor. “I was looking for my library card and the next thing I know this very cute man is standing over me asking me what I remembered last,” Mrs. Coppola said. “I didn’t know what he

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Barrington resident spooked by strange request

A Nayatt Road resident called police at about 6 p.m. to report a suspicious situation that occurred earlier that day. The woman reportedly told police two people came to her home requesting assistance in translating Russian for them. The resident said the two people knew her name, but would not provide any paperwork regarding the

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Portsmouth police wins ruling on records complaint

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department did not violate the state’s public records law when it denied an apartment complex’s request for reports and dispatch log entries regarding a prospective tenant, the Rhode Island attorney general’s office has ruled. The complaint to the attorney general was brought by Meghan Gill, property manager for West Broadway

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Police: Portsmouth girl caught on tape throwing egg

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police report from over the past week. Thursday, Nov. 13 Peter M. McAuliffe, 58, of 23 Chapel St., Apt. A, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense); driving after his license had been denied, suspended or revoked; and refusal to submit to a chemical


Bristol Police bust alleged cocaine, ‘molly’ dealers

Police officers removed two alleged drug dealers from Bristol’s streets last week, seizing multiple drugs, including cocaine, oxycodone and “molly.” Michael J. Machado, 26, of 2 Bay St., Bristol, and Keith Joly, 26, of 13 Mulberry St., Warren, were both charged with possession of narcotics with intent to deliver in separate incidents last week. Mr.