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Carl DaPonte resists the “hero” label. “I did what anyone should have done,” said the Swansea resident of the scene he happened upon while delivering a Pizza Wave pie in … more
Members of the Mt. Hope soccer team fell to the ground in pain and exhaustion after they suffered a heart breaking lost in double overtime to East Greenwich, 1-0, in the Division II Championship at … more
Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente has announced several actions being taken at the local level to coincide with the State of Rhode Island’s two-week “pause” while combating … more
Warren's part time DMV branch at Warren Government Center has been closed since March. Now, it has likely served its last customer. DMV spokesman Paul Grimaldi confirmed Friday morning that the … more
The Mt. Hope soccer team is headed for the D-II Championship game after beating Pilgrim 1-1, 3-0, in triple overtime in a semifinal game at Vendituoli Field on Thursday night. Huskies Junior … more
As anyone who has chased a dream will tell you, whether you reach your goal or not, adjusting to what comes after can be a challenge. For former collegiate and, briefly, pro football player Rob … more
With cases continuing to surge and hospitals now reaching 97 percent capacity of their available COVID-19 beds, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she had no choice but to place Rhode Island on a two-week … more
The Bristol Christmas Festival Committee had to get creative when planning its large-scale events in the era of COVID, so this year’s celebration has a little of the familiar, a lot of the new … more
A company hired by the Town of Bristol is working to improve sidewalks along both sides of Hope Street, in the area between Silver Creek and Colt State Park. When talking about the project, Town … more
Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surged in Rhode Island in recent weeks, and one of the most dramatic outbreaks is at Silver Creek Manor nursing home in Bristol. According to data released last … more
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