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Show patriotic pride on your bumper

Show patriotic pride on your bumper

Rhode Island residents can show their American pride wherever they go, while helping support the oldest patriotic celebration in the country. The Bristol 4th of July Committee is working with the state to offer authentic 4th of July license plates to Rhode Island residents. For a one-time fee of $41.50, residents can have their current

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Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 17 Acre Ave. — Sunday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Colonial 3, 1.5, $279,000. Residential Properties Marlene Manchester, 401-245-9600. 187 Narragansett Ave. — Sunday, March 1, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Colonial, 3, 2.5, $429,000. Residential Properties, Barbara Stamp,

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Bristol-Warren schools propose $55M budget

Bristol would pay $1.6 million more to educate its students this coming year, under a $55 million school budget plan released this week by the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. On Thursday, March 5, district officials will ask the Joint Finance Committee to approve an additional $1.25 million over the current budget to cover their

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Bristol Housing gets $192K HUD grant

The Bristol Housing Authority received a $192,423 grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week, part of more than $12.4 million granted to public housing authorities in Rhode Island. The funding is an annual disbursement from HUD’s Capital Fund Program intended to allow agencies to make improvements to their public

Sea life begins attaching itself to a small Reef Ball, similar to those proposed for Mt. Hope Bay. The plan has been scuttled for now after commercial fishermen objected. (photo courtesy of

Reef Ball plan takes flak at hearing

A plan to install three artificial reefs in East Bay waters has been withdrawn to give proponents time to look into possible changes after the proposal was criticized during a recent hearing before the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The plan would place clusters of 30 “Reef Balls” at quarter-acre sites — off Weaver