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A new home, and money, for the veterans

Bristol town and veterans officials welcomed Sen. Jack Reed for a tour of the Bristol Veterans Council’s new space on the first floor of the Burnside Building, adjacent to the Veterans Memorial …

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Tiverton seniors play big on senior night
The Tiverton girls volleyball team skunked Davies, 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-4) during a Division IV home match on Tuesday night. The … Read More
High-altitude eviction for Colt Park osprey
It’s not just retirees flying north as the weather warms in the spring — ospreys are returning from their winter homes in Central … Read More
Police: Teens found inside school on a Saturday
Barrington Police responded to Hampden Meadows School at about 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, after receiving an alert from the … Read More
Final year of East Providence's current street repaving effort begins
EAST PROVIDENCE — The third and final year of East Providence’s current $12 million street repaving plan started in recent days, … Read More
Barrington football team will face tough test on Friday night
The Barrington High School football team will battle Westerly on Friday night, with a home playoff game hanging in the balance. The … Read More
Filthy field leads to confrontation in Barrington
Officials from a youth sports league in Barrington had to spend time picking up dog feces from an athletic field on Sowams Road before … Read More
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Obituaries
Jean L. Cicero, 82, of Bristol Jean L. (Parent) Cicero, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on April 18, 2021. She was the wife of the late Joseph Cicero for 49 years until his passing in 2008. Born in …
Daniel J. Ernst, 81, of Bristol Daniel J. Ernst, formerly of East Aurora, N.Y., died April 6, 2021 in Bristol, R.I., due to complications from a spinal cord injury. He was 81. Dan had been a resident of the Rhode Island Veterans …
Mary Delores Gomes, 79, of Bristol Mary Delores (Machado) Gomes, 79, of Alves Street, Bristol, passed away on April 15, 2021, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice. She was the wife of John Manuel Gomes. Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Miguel, …
Sports
Marshall pitches latest Metacomet redevelopment plan to East Providence City Council EAST PROVIDENCE — Eight months after its initial plan was rebuffed and three months after the City Council began considering an eminent domain taking of the land, Marshall Properties LLC …
Townies tee up 2021 golf season EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team is the first of the usual spring sports to return to action in 2021 after last year’s entire slate of competition was …
Barrington teams battle for basketball titles Barrington Youth Basketball teams wrapped up their seasons recently. More than 100 players competed on the 11 Barrington teams. The 8th Grade Girls team concluded its Metro careers with a …
Kiley Finglas' 24 kills, powers Undefeated Westport past Bishop Connolly, twice Undefeated Westport beat pesky Bishop Connolly twice last week to boost their record to 8-0 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The Wildcats came back to win a five setter, 3-2 (25-23, 18-25, …
Opinion
Letter: Metacomet should be preserved as open space

To the editor:This letter is in response to the letter (“City should say no to eminent domain,” printed in the March 4, 2021 edition of The Post) by a group of people re: Eminent Domain …

Letter: A very big, heartfelt thank you to essential workers for being ‘RESILIENT’

To the editor:I would appreciate it if you could publish the following on behalf of the essential workers as we know them for all their sacrifice, heart, soul and never ending passion for all they do …

Letter: A brief encounter, a kind gesture

To the editor:I’m sharing this simple story because it demonstrates the power of the human spirit to spread joy, which I believe positively affects the universe. This brief encounter reminded …

Letter: South Lake Drive is cleaner when it’s closed

To the editor: I am aware that for some folks who can only drive to experience the views along South Lake Drive, the closure of the road may be a loss. Still, the reality for me is that the …

Letter: Consider a ‘tax holiday’ to help state and businesses

There exists in Bristol a pithy expression of truth: “What happens after the Fourth of July Parade?” The answer is “Winter.” Each year Rhode Island …

Letter: Maybe it’s time for more regionalization

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) of the Bristol Warren Regional School District has once again completed its annual springtime budget deliberations, with the usual results of both an increase in the …

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