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White’s foul shots sink Prout 45-34 on senior night

Mt. Hope guard Elsa White knocked down 9 free throws in the fourth quarter to ice a 45-34 victory over Prout in front of a stacked crowd at the high school on Tuesday. White drained a 3-pointer and a …
A look into Bristol Warren's new social-emotional learning screening
Children in grades K-2 and 6-9 will take surveys to better assess their emotional wellbeing in class, which was a part of requirements … Read More
Bristol native named James Beard semifinalist
RObert Andreozzi and Jesse Hedberg opened Pizza Marvin on Providence’s East Side in 2020, featuring uniquely creative pies and … Read More
Photos: Girls indoor track class championship results
The girls indoor track team placed seventh in the medium class with 44 points during the RIIL class championships on Saturday. The … Read More
Mt. Hope freshmen win first-ever indoor track state championship
With just four participants, the Mt. Hope High School girls indoor track team won the first-ever freshman indoor track state … Read More
Audubon leads charge for answers on declining bird population
Over 70 attendees joined 22 scientists from across New England as research was presented and region-wide comprehensive conservation … Read More
DEM to ‘prescribe’ more fires, including on Prudence Island
PORTSMOUTH — Prudence Island is one of four areas in Rhode Island where the R.I Department of Environmental Management (DEM) … Read More
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Mount Hope Farmers Market continues indoors on Saturday

The weekly Mount Hope Farm farmers' market continues in its winter location this Saturday, Jan. 7, with vendors set up inside the historic barn. The market brings together dozens of local growers and …

New Santa House feels right at Ho-Ho-Home in Bristol

The Santa House is new to State Street in Bristol, but it’s been in one local man’s heart for years.

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 …
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Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Maria Flora Maria Almerinda (Barbosa) Flora, 88, of Shaws Lane passed away on February 5, 2023 at Silver Creek Rehab & Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Antonio Ponte Flora Jr. Born in Agua de Pau, St. M
Robert Marshall Robert Manuel Marshall, 91 of Hope Street passed away on February 1, 2023 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Ethel (Barboza) Marshall. He was the son of the lat
Alice Rene Alice C. Rene, 94, passed away on February 3, 2023 at Warren Skilled Nursing & Rehab . She was the wife of the late Edward Rene. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (
Portsmouth High girls are tops in 4-team gymnastics meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team continued its impressive season by winning a four-team meet at Strive Gymnastics in Somerset on Saturday. The Patriots came out on top …
Underclassmen power indoor track team to division title The Mt. Hope girls indoor track team won the school’s first ever Dwyer Division Championship at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday. The Huskies compiled 134.5 points to …
Examining pickleball — one of America's fastest growing sports For Bristol residents Nancy and Peter Tache, pickleball has become a way of life.
Huskies wallop Woonsocket 54-15, after losing to Chariho All ten Huskies scored as Mt. Hope walloped Woonsocket 54-15 in a Division II away game on Friday night. The win improved the Huskies record to 9-4, 7-3 in league play. Mt. Hope is currently in sixth …
Letter: Bristol should be more competitive for their police

To the editor: This is the final week that the Bristol Police Department will be accepting applications for their latest recruitment drive, and first off, I would like to congratulate the …

Letter: On the Mt. Hope theater program

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the article, ‘Theater to be ‘phased out’ of Mt Hope High School’, stating that the decision was driven by low enrollment and …

Letter: Michael Byrnes forever changed my life

To the editor: I was so sad and in tears to hear that Mr. Michael Byrnes passed away. On Dec. 20, 2022, I even exchanged several short emails with him. In his first email, he mentioned he had a …

Letter: Here we go again, fighting to preserve theater

To the editor:Let’s be real. We’ve been here before and we’ll be here again. When it comes to theater programs and other art programs, all we ever seem to do is fight, and the fight …

Letter: Can we posthumously honor Michael Byrnes?

To the editor: I'm writing this letter in response to the passing of Michael Byrnes. In the Jan. 19 edition of this newspaper, all of the Letters to the Editor were dedicated to Mr. Byrnes, and …

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