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Bristol receives $150,000 grant for outdoor bandstand

The total cost of this project is estimated to be $602,719, with a completion goal of late 2023. The Town will be seeking additional funds through other grant opportunities to supplement the Town's Capital Improvement Budget.
For arts, foods and fun, the ‘South Coast’ is worth the trip
From walking through wooded trails to discovering a local artist, to ending the day enjoying a locally sourced meal, a trip to the … Read More
Portsmouth schools being spruced up for opening day
PORTSMOUTH — When students and staff enter their respective school buildings this month, they’ll see some improvements the … Read More
New marijuana store plan faces review in Westport
A vacant storefront right next door to the town's only medical marijuana dispensary could one day be the site of Westport's second … Read More
Arts Council presents another successful festival in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The eighth edition of the East Providence Arts Council’s “The Looff” Festival, held Saturday, Aug. 13, on … Read More
Barrington Police seize BB guns from Warren man
Barrington Police received a call on Monday, Aug. 8 at 7:40 p.m., from a Jennys Lane resident who said a man was shooting a BB gun in … Read More
Revised Burr's Hill facility approved by Warren Town Council
The Warren Town Council voted 4-1 last week to approve a revised design for a multi-building recreational facility near the band shell … Read More
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Tyler Bowe concert to benefit the arts, food ministry

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  Fall River native Tyler Bowe will be performing a benefit concert for the First …

Narrows Center August concerts: Pousette Dart Band

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  On Friday, August 19, rock/folk singer, songwriter and musician Jon …

Hunter Music Series presents Becky Bass

Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and the family for this year's Hunter Music Series on the grounds on the Lippitt House Museum.  Two-time New England Urban Music Award winner Becky Bass will …
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Obituaries
Debra Beaulieu-Toste Debra Marie (Moitoso) Beaulieu-Toste, 49, of Richmond Street passed away on August 15, 2022 at home. She was the wife of Charles Toste. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Lucia (Viveiros) M
Barbara Barton Barbara Gibbs Barton was born on October 12th, 1908. This week she passed peacefully at the remarkable age of 113. She was the daughter of Mabel (Collamore) and Harold Nelson Gibbs. Despite being an o
Etelvina Cordeiro Etelvina F. (Franco) Cordeiro, 97, of Andrews Court, passed away at home on August 14, 2022. She was the wife of Jose Cordeiro. Born in Aqua de Pau, São Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of
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Sports
Third time’s the charm for Barrington's Enright Barrington’s Charlie Enright is currently preparing for his third Ocean Race — and this time the veteran skipper is determined to win.  Backed by sponsor 11th Hour Racing of …
Townies hope summer work pays off this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — Adhering to the axiom “no rest for the weary,” the East Providence High School returning football players and coaches have been diligent about preparations for the …
East Providence’s continued Community Center pursuit receives federal boost EAST PROVIDENCE — Now some three decades in the conceptual stages and after a couple of false starts even after residents twice expressed their backing for it with their votes, the …
Portsmouth High catcher journeys to The Futures PORTSMOUTH — Local resident and Portsmouth High School rising junior Nick Spaner is working toward his dream: Division 1 college baseball. 
Opinion
Letter: 'Time of Beauty' as summer carries on

I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is happening in the Back …

Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

Letter: First the fork, and now Bernie's Blues?

The large fork at the crossroad, which put a smile on so many faces, was broken and stolen. Thankfully, it is being repaired and returned to its rightful spot. However, the little stand called …

Letter: Gun advocates’ claims are just myths

I read the letter “Shall not be infringed” with amusement and despair. I would like to address a few of the claims the writer made in his letter: 1. When did a …

Letter: Two observations concerning bicycle safety

As we look ahead to the fall, I have two major concerns about student safety while riding bicycles to school based on my observations this summer. 1. I have seen many young bicycle riders (and …

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