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A Prudence Island Ferry passenger, said to be a woman, went overboard during the final crossing of the day between Prudence Island and Bristol. more
Crescienzo “Chris” Malafronte, 100, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. He was the husband of Claire Irene (Belmore) Malafronte, who Chris fondly called … more
Dr. Harold J. Wanebo, 86, of Bristol passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday Nov. 27, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Claire (Cookson) Wanebo for 57 years before his passing. Born in … more
The beautiful Mary Josephine (DiMauro) Wilson, age 98, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. She was predeceased by her adoring husband John H. Wilson, her husband of 74 … more
Katrina Hanson Avery passed away on Dec. 3, 2021, peacefully at home in Warren, R.I. after a six-month battle with cancer. She was born in September 1939 in Cambridge, Mass., to Hilding F.C. Hanson … more
Mrs. Concetta “Connie” (Piemontese) Falco, age 95, of Kingswood Road, Bristol, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.   She was the wife … more
Linda S. Bruno, 69, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. She was surrounded by her three loving daughters and granddaughter, who provided round the clock tender care … more
To the editor: Imagine a world with no domestic violence — where no Rhode Islanders have their lives cut short by abuse, where children do not witness this violence, where our … more
For the second time this year, Barrington and Mt. Hope squared off for the annual Thanksgiving Day game on a day other than Thanksgiving.  And for the second straight time, the Eagles walked … more
Multiple school committee members in Bristol Warren are taking heat for their decision to not wear masks during meetings, despite an ongoing state mandate to do so. more
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