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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 police operation last Thursday, Sept. 10. Bristol Sgt. Paul …

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Little Compton considers allowing shooting on Sundays
LITTLE COMPTON – The ban on Sunday shooting could soon come to a close for farmers, but not everyone, in Little Compton. The … 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
Settlers' Green project heads to Warren Planning Board
The Warren Planning Commission will soon decide the fate of Settlers' Green, a large affordable housing development planned for a … Read More
Veterans Day event may be moving away from BLM flag
The annual Veterans Day ceremony in Barrington will probably be moved to a new location this year. A day after the Barrington … Read More
Petition pushes pot question onto Oct. 3 Westport Special Town Meeting
WESTPORT — Prodded by petitioners, the Board of Selectmen last week added a third and final article to the upcoming Special Town … Read More
Tiverton Police: Local man charged with 15 no-contact order violations
Monday, Sept. 7 At 8:35 am, a Stafford Road caller complained that Cycology Studio was using amplification to conduct an outside … Read More
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Shirley H. Manchester Bell, 97, Swansea Shirley H. (Millard) Manchester Bell, 97, of Swansea, MA., died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at home. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Manchester and also the late William Bell. She was …
Maria Julieta Cabral, 87, of Bristol Maria Julieta Cabral, 87, of Mt. Hope Avenue passed away on Sept. 1, 2020, at Heatherwood Rehab & Healthcare. Born in Aqua do Pau, St. Michael, Azores, Portugal, she was the daughter of the …
Walter J. Mikulski, 68, Barrington Walter J. Mikulski, 68, of Barrington, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was born in Fall River, a son of the late Alexander and Bertha (Siembab) …
Townies appreciate resumption of sports this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — With word coming out recently that most fall high school sports in Rhode Island will be played amid precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and athletics expressed a …
Middle school fall sports postponed Larson Gunness is hoping to come up with a "Plan B." The coach of the Barrington Middle School track and cross country teams is scrambling to find some way to allow student-athletes an opportunity …
Destination: Block Island The Twenty Hundred Club had their fourth race of the season on Saturday August 1. This was also their second of two destination races. The “Block Island Race” starts just south of Rose …
Arlene Violet: An open letter to a Trump supporter

Dear Navy Man,I usually do not respond to criticism, implied or actual, but when I received an anonymous letter from you, a 27- year Navy retiree, and you asked me to respond to a variety of points …

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