Friday, February 12, 2016
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The blogger who called Ava Anderson Non Toxic dish soap "a fraud" recently released results from lab tests done to four additional Ava Anderson products. According to a Feb. 9 post on the ecofriendlymamausa.com blog, all four products that were tested — eye cream, diaper cream, dish soap and kids lotion — had labels that were inaccurate. Laboratoire PhytoChemia, a lab...

Senior gymnast Victoria Gendreau and freshman Meghan Oliver led the Huskies over Portsmouth, Exeter West Greenwich and West Warwick to close out an undefeated season and win the D-II Championship in a four-team meet at Strive Gymnastics Sunday afternoon. The Huskies scored 135.35, Exeter West Greenwich 127.25, Portsmouth 120.2 and West Warwick 111. Gendreau placed first in the all around with...

Zoe Fournier Swire won the Bristol Warren Regional School District’s annual spelling bee Thursday night, successfully spelling “shrapnel” correctly to defend the title she first won last year as a sixth grader. Zoe, a seventh grader at the Kickemuit Middle School, finished ahead of second place contestants Lee Ricci and her brother Evan Fournier Swire, who finished third. In all,...

An anticipated 5-8 inches of snow — more to the south and east today, Monday, has prompted all pubic schools in our coverage area to close. Parking bans are also effect in the usual places through the day.

PORTSMOUTH — While most of you were watching the Denver Broncos defeat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, a different sort of victory was quietly being celebrated on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Workers from Aetna Bridge Company dismantled the toll gantry on the Portsmouth side of the span late Sunday night while a handful of local legislators and other bridge...

The Town of Bristol will implement a parking ban on Monday, February 8, 2016.  The ban will begin at 9 a.m. and remain in effect until further notice. Public schools are also closed on Monday as another winter storm approaches, expected to bring six to 10 inches of snow to the area, starting early Monday morning and continuing through the...

Shovelers, sledders and walkers were out enjoying the white stuff during the snow storm on Friday morning. Roads were well traveled despite the heavy snow that left streets slick and sloppy throughout the East Bay.

By Bruce Burdett A most unusual boat with some special skills has been turning heads by Bristol Harbor lately. Passersby near Independence Park got a glimpse a couple of weeks ago as the large, dark-hulled, military-looking craft idled from the water to the ramp — and kept right on going. No trailer needed, it motored up the ramp under its own power...

WESTPORT — It’s not every day you see young girls dancing to a voiceover that references fish fossils, blood cells and losing babies. But that’s what’s happening at Erin Rae’s School of Dance in Westport, where a competitive dance squad is interpreting a somber piece written by Portsmouth author Kelly Kittel and choreographed by Pamela Mateus. “I said to Miss Pam, ‘Can...

The Community Concert Series at St. Michael's is proud to present five-time Grammy nominees, Roomful of Blues, a Rhode Island institution celebrating 45 years of kicking the blues! Audiences will enjoy the sizzling mix of jazz, blues, rock ’n’ roll, jump and swing vintage music of  the late 1940’s and early 1950's from this smokin' 8 member ensemble. Dinner/concert packages...

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