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Westport weekend marred by three bad crashes on Rt. 177

Three accidents on American Legion Highway (Route 177) damaged vehicles and sent several people to the hospital over the weekend, Westport Police report. Detective Sergeant Christopher Dunn said …
Photos: Barrington U12 All-Stars lose to South East team 3-0
The Barrington U12 All-Star team gave the team from South Riding, Va. all it could handle in a Little League World Series game on … Read More
Westport author writes ‘In the Wake of the Willows’
WESTPORT — It took a most painful mishap to get him moving, but Westport’s Frederick Thurber has finally written a book. He’d … Read More
Westport American Legion celebrates a century
Its ranks may have aged some, but the work done by Westport’s American Legion, James Morris Post #145, is as important today as it … Read More
Proud volunteer fire company discovers this is its 150th anniversary
They started with a team of 17, back in the year of 1869. Back then, they were the Dreadnot Fire, Hook and Ladder Company, commanded … Read More
Calico catch — boat brings home colorful lobster
The offshore lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster II returned home Sunday with a most colorful specimen among its catch — an extremely rare … Read More
Photos: Barrington's big game delayed by rain, lightning
The Barrington U12 All-Star team's first-ever game at the Little League World Series was put on hold because of lightning strikes and … Read More
East Bay Social
John M. Ciociola, Sr., 92, of Bristol John M. Ciociola, Sr., 92, of Bristol passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary (Sousa) Ciociola. John was the son of the late …
David Barboza, age 91, of Bristol Mr. David Barboza, age 91, of Bristol, died peacefully Aug. 9 after a lengthy illness.  He was the beloved husband  of Irene (Relle) Barboza, his wife of 64 years.  Born in Bristol and …
Colors fill the field at World Series opening ceremony The Barrington U12 All-Star baseball team and the 15 other teams from across the globe that earned a spot in the Little League World Series celebrated the opening ceremony on Thursday morning, Aug. …
Barrington writing its own World Series book The Barrington U12 All-Star baseball team will begin writing its final chapter of the 2019 season on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15. Barrington Coach Frank Fede said he and the other coaches never …
Meet your Barrington All-Stars The Barrington Times interviewed members of the Barrington U12 All-Star baseball team during a special Little League World Series picnic event on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14.
Letter: Tiverton politics — ‘Always angry’ gets us nowhere To the editor: The news of a “recall effort aimed at town council Chairman Rob Counter and Vice Chairman Justin Katz” is an embarrassment to the town of Tiverton, a wasted use of money and …
Letter: Still no answers on sloppy Tiverton paving jobs To the editor: I recently wrote about the shoddy paving on Ridgeside Lane — driveway cuts not properly compacted that are going to prematurely fail. Tiverton DPW Director Richard Rogers came by …
Editorial: Fifty-five years and counting We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on July 11, 2019.
Westport Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Westport Shorelines on July 11, 2019.
East Providence Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the East Providence Post on July 11, 2019.

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