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Elizabeth Splaine was brushing her teeth when inspiration struck. Actually, she was searching for the cap to the toothpaste when it struck.  "My eyes were closed and the toothpaste cap …
Downtown Dunkin’ to close this weekend in Bristol
Regular patrons of the Dunkin’ Donuts at the corner of Hope and State streets were surprised — and dismayed — to see … Read More
Chevron seeks change to TIF agreement for East Providence property
EAST PROVIDENCE — A consultant for Chevron, owners of a large swathe of land on the city’s waterfront parallel to Veterans … Read More
What to do with Coggeshall School building in Portsmouth?
PORTSMOUTH — The possibilities are endless for the former Coggeshall School — and the town wants to hear all about them. Read More
Barrington elementary school hosts fun fund-raiser
A large crowd of people turned out for the Sowams Octoberfest at Sowams School on Saturday, Oct. 13. The weather turned a bit … Read More
Warren school board candidates vary in style, but both want better schools
They’ve got different styles and visions for how Bristol Warren schools should — and is currently — educating students, but two … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey
Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated … Read More
Obituaries
MIlton A. Bryden Jr., 78, Mesa, AZ Milton A. Bryden Jr, 78, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Milton leaves his companion of 20 years, Gertrude; his sister Donna, daughter Cheryl, son Craig, nephew …
Want a Tiverton bike path? Vote for these candidates To the editor: Elect a town council that supports the Mount Hope Bay Greenway (MHBG)…. We at Bike Tiverton have been working hard to get the state to fund and build a 2.5-mile off-road …
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 …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, with a 4-0 shutout of visiting St. Raphael in a Division II …
Barrington athletes fare well in fencing competitions Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) challenged the competition for medals at an unclassified tournament sponsored by Worcester Fencing Club recently. The …
Two second half goals boost Wildcats over Wareham, 2-0 The Wildcats field hockey team beat Wareham 2-0 to boost their record to 5-1-3. The win gave the team 13 points and qualified the team for the state tournament. “It’s a big deal to make the …
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 …
Opinion
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 …
Letter: Would this candidate really rock the boat at the Statehouse? Doug Gablinske wrote in his political statement last week that politicians have become “devoted to ideology and philosophy and not you.” It was an odd statement coming from the former …
Editorial: Bike path crime spree is a crock Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which …

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