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Pandemic influences the new tech at Bristol library

From Dewey Decimal to digital, the local library is a center for literacy and learning. For Rogers Free Library tech guru Kristin Amaral — as much as she loves books — much of her focus …

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Bristol liquor stores and restaurants cited for serving minors
Six Bristol businesses were cited for liquor law violations after reportedly selling or serving alcohol to minors during an undercover … Read More
Why did Mt. Hope scale back to one day per week?
In July, the Bristol Warren Regional School District unveiled a school reopening plan that would have Mt. Hope High School students … Read More
Bristol needs poll workers for General Election
It’s a long day but a short-term commitment, and the election couldn’t happen without them. “The town requires about 100 … Read More
DOT says Silver Creek Bridge will be fully open again soon
Only about eight months ago, long before 2020 opened showed its real face, the high-season closure of the northbound route into town … Read More
Judge denies teachers' request to delay in-person learning in Bristol Warren
A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has denied the Bristol Warren teachers' union request for a restraining order that would have … Read More
All active Rhode Island voters will receive mail-in applications
PROVIDENCE — Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Board of Elections member Jennie Johnson made several announcements regarding … Read More
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Inez Craig, 82, of Bristol Inez (Hampson) Craig, 82, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was born in Coventry, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Harold and Inez (Rathbun) Hampson. Inez married William …
Melissa H. Costa, 82, of Portsmouth, N.H. Melissa H. Costa, 82, of Portsmouth, N.H. passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 28, 1938, in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late John …
Gloria F. Lombardo, 95, of Westerly Mrs. Gloria F. (Morenzoni) Lombardo, age 95, a longtime Riverview Avenue, Westerly resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. She was the wife of the late Charles T. Lombardo, Jr., her husband of 59 …
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Sans football, RIIL announces playing of most fall sports in 2020 WARWICK — Most fall high school sports, with the notable exception of football, will be played as scheduled in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision rendered by the Rhode Island …
RIIL delays start of most fall high school sports PROVIDENCE — Cross country and tennis, at the moment, are the only two sports likely to begin nearly on time this fall, according to a 16-page outline provided to high school administrators …
Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American Mt. Hope High School graduate Nathan Silveira recently added a new honor to his list of accomplishments. Salutatorian for the Class of 2020, Silveira was named to the United Soccer Coaches, High …
Cynthia Ann Adams, RN, 76, of North Kingstown

Cynthia Ann Adams, RN, 76, of North Kingstown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Maria Drowne. Mrs. Adams was a Certified …

Editorial: Goodbye, Bristol County water supply

The Providence Water Supply Board wants to raise water rates 20 percent. The Bristol County Water Authority wants to end a century-old contract for water. Are they related? Yes. Does anyone care? Not …

Letter: Bristol voters, do your job, know your candidates

It’s time to state what should be obvious to all. It is time for Bristol’s voters who value tradition and common sense to wake up and make the effort needed to know your candidates and …

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