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Photos: Bristol celebrates annual Grand Illumination

The annual Grand Illumination lit up the night in downtown Bristol on Sunday, Dec. 4.
Track coach gets lift from community to save indoor program
Renae Cicchinelli and parent volunteers wanted to raise enough money to save the high school boys indoor track program. They exceeded … Read More
Bristol postpones Grand Illumination to Sunday night
Because of expected bad weather, Bristol has postponed its traditional "Grand Illumination," the night when it lights the lights … Read More
Bristol PD: A bike on the bridge causes disturbance
Bristol PD responded to multiple vehicular accidents and made multiple arrests between Nov. 21-28, 2022. Read More
Bristol PD's new system a game changer for missing persons
Some 2,000 children are reported missing in the United States each day. A new system now used by BPD can save valuable time in … Read More
A chance at another cup for RWU women's rugby
This weekend, the RWU women's rugby team will play for a chance to win the national D-II collegiate championship in Houston, Tex. Read More
What's this? A new skating rink in downtown Bristol
The Town of Bristol took the first steps to creating a public skating rink by constructing a rectangular shell in the center of … Read More
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Year-round Farmers Market moves to new location

The weekly Mount Hope Farm farmers' market moves to its winter location this Saturday, Nov. 5, with vendors set up inside the historic barn. The market brings together dozens of local growers and …

Bristol Citizens Police Academy returns in January

The Bristol Police will be offering their free Citizens Police Academy, from Jan. 12 to March 16, 2023, a ten-week program that will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

New Thames Street gallery hosting numerous meet-the-artist events

Beginning in 2020, confined to their home, painting became an everyday escape for Gary and Suzi Graham.
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Obituaries
George Bolton Barrington, RI|George Bolton, a longtime resident of Barrington, R.I. passed away on Friday December 2, 2022 at the age of 95. He was the son of the late Arthur D. Bolton and Ruth B. Bolton. George
Catherine Dusel Catherine M. Dusel (Murphy), 79, passed away at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence on Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was the devoted wife of John C. "Jack" Dusel, III for 55 years before her
Albert Micheletti Albert P. Micheletti, 92, of Barrington, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, surrounded by his five children. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Maria (DiMarzio) Mic
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Sports
Deal places 18th at regional cross country championship Mt. Hope cross country runner Jessica Deal placed 18th at the Nike Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship in Wattipager, New York on Saturday. The freshman ran the three mile course that …
Prolific Pacheco heralded as 'Huskies' best running back' Mt. Hope running back Brock Pacheco rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns as Mt. Hope fell to Barrington 41-13 in the annual Thanksgiving Day game in front of a packed crowd at Dietz Field. Pacheco …
East Bay Warriors sending eight to national football contest Eight of the East Bay’s most hard-working gridiron athletes are off to Texas in a couple of weeks to compete in the U.S. Army Bowl.
Huskies’ warning to Eagles: ‘We feel good about our chances’ Can the Barrington High School football team make it six in a row? As Thanksgiving Day approaches, football fans across the East Bay may be wondering if the Eagles will continue their recent …
Opinion
Letter: Spread kindness here this season

Let this be the Christmas of Kindness. Let it be filled with family and friends, for sure, but also the season of reaching out. To an ailing sufferer. To someone who just needs a warm meal or a quiet …

Letter: It’s time to stay in our lanes

To the editor: Congrats to the teachers, administration, parents and, especially, students on the latest RICAS scores! The numbers could not be more encouraging. Growth and actual scores are up, …

Letter: Oh hail, the GOP's return to prominence

Welcome to the very slim Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Some voters eagerly await the restored elegance and wisdom of the Grand Old Party. Their slight ascendance was, of …

Letter: Discourse falls aside as name-calling and polarity reigns

September of 2016 was when Hilary Clinton famously said that half of Trump’s supporters was a basket of deplorables. True or not, it's certainly not a phrase likely to endear one to …

Letter: To many, ‘MAGA’ symbolizes anything but greatness

To the editor: When Peter Hewett invokes “MAGA” and claims “it is difficult to comprehend how anyone could possibly find fault with this acronym”, he displays the myopic …

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