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Family and friends reflect on the love, and legacy, sown by Patrick Usher

Patrick Usher Sr. passed away recently at the age of 82 after a highly successful career as a farmer and a man of vision.
McCarthy's great escape secures state title
Junior Andrew McCarthy escaped the grasp of Ponaganset’s Colby Vital with one second left to win the 144-pound state championship by … Read More
Genevieve Marszalek celebrates 110th birthday
Is she or isn’t she the oldest living person in the state of Rhode Island? That question keeps arising every time Genevieve … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with assaulting elderly woman
PORTSMOUTH — A 44-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a 76-year-old Portsmouth woman. Officers received … Read More
Bristol PD: Scams, one arrest, and a brandished BB gun
Bristol police made one arrest and responded to multiple reports of fraud and thefts from vehicles between Feb. 12-19, 2024. Read More
Huskies find competition steep at state meet
The girls indoor track team, which placed second in their division and second at the class meet, had a tougher time competing on the … Read More
Engineering review suggests complete rebuild or near reconstruction of Washington Bridge
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an … Read More
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Palestine and Israel – Is There a Path to a Just Peace?

Speaker Jeff Klein will address the current crisis in the Middle East on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Rogers Free Library’s Herreshoff Room, 525 Hope St., Bristol. Jeff Klein is a peace …

Warren couple to share secrets of happy retirement in series of talks

Dr. Lisa Cowley and her husband, Victor Westgate, have spent about 15 years researching, self-exploring, traveling, and interviewing hundreds of people to be able to answer one question insightfully: What to do after retiring?

Christmas events kick off this weekend in Bristol with Grand Illumination

The Bristol Christmas Festival Committee will kick off the season’s holiday festivities with the Grand Illumination on Saturday, Dec. 2. In the event of rain, the Grand Illumination will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3.
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Obituaries
Irene Ackerman Irene Ann Ackerman, 85, of Roosevelt Drive, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at Dawn Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Frank Edward Ackerman. Born in Warren, Rhode Island,
Paul Cimbron Warren|Paul S. Cimbron, 69, of Warren, RI passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Anibal and Dolores (Shovelton) Cimbron and the beloved husband of
Armand DeBlois Jr. Warren|Armand J. DeBlois Jr., 79, of Warren, RI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 after a long illness. A son of the late Armand J. DeBlois Sr. and Andrea (Qui
Sports
Mt. Hope gymnastics looks to promising future after a comeback season After winning only two meets last season, the Mt. Hope gymnastics team had reason to celebrate this year,  and to look forward to the future. The team placed third in Division II during the gymnastics state championships at Rhode Island College on Saturday.
Huskies hockey team still optimistic, despite difficult season Sometimes season’s go south before they even get started. It can happen in the blink of an eye. This season the Huskies saw it coming. It’s been the same for the Mt. Hope/East Providence …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024 inductees The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of …
Pisasale leads Huskies' gymnasts in loss to Portsmouth The Mt. Hope gymnastics team fell to Portsmouth in their final regular season meet at Strive Gymnastics on Sunday. Mt. Hope scored a 130.75 and Portsmouth scored a 133.30.  The Huskies …
Opinion
Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Thanks to all who made Port Marker possible

The Council’s unanimous approval was the ultimate blessing for us to bring the proposed memorial into being. This is a milestone for Bristol, one which all of us can appreciate and learn from.

Letter: I agree, let’s give the ferry service another try

With the worst of the winter almost behind us, couldn’t we search for options using ferry service to Providence in the upcoming fair weather months and try to pivot away a little from the same old option of car travel?

Letter: Mt. Hope gymnastics team deserves more applause

To the Mt. Hope High School community, athletic department, administration and the regional school district, you missed out on what represents the best of what high school athletics is all about.

Letter: Thanks for the thoughtful dialogue on Port Marker

While Bristol's role in the notorious slave trade is well documented, this memorial and sculpture will not be erected to cause shame, anger, and hurt, but instead will be educational, inspirational, and a source of healing.

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