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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra plays at Last Night in Independence Park last Labor Day weekend.

Bristol Council balks at cost of ‘free’ summer events

Bristol Council balks at cost of ‘free’ summer events

Can Bristol, the self-proclaimed “most patriotic town in America,” continue to stage its slate of free events that have become so much a part of the summer season in town? The cost to host the summer season’s series of events and activities came under scrutiny during budget discussions on Monday, March 23, leading the Town

Letter: Cut school administrators to save cash

To the editor: I am writing in regard to the good possibility of a 10 percent increase in the property tax rate this year. This is a huge increase. At this rate, our taxes will double in 10 years. Our paychecks certainly won’t. This is unacceptable. Why aren’t contracts with school administrators and teachers being

Letter: Opting out is only option for angry parents

To the editor: “Students, parents can not opt out.” So says the edict form the editorial regarding state PARCC testing. Got it? It makes no difference what your reasons are. You must surrender your children to something you think is detrimental to them in order that the greater good is served. Besides, your reasons are

Hailey Gablinske (right) with her mom, Leanne, who passed away in December. This photo appears on Hailey’s Facebook page.

Portsmouth student’s event memorializes best friend: Mom

PORTSMOUTH — When Zumba classes started up at the Common Fence Point Improvement Association Hall about two years ago, it was only fitting that Hailey Gablinske and her mom, Leanne, would enroll in the dance fitness classes together. That’s just what they did. “We did a lot together. We were really active in the neighborhood with

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