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Eagles run past Quakers, 35-6, in D-II opener

Bryan Ivatts scored three first half touchdowns and helped the Eagles defeat Moses Brown 35-6 in the Division II opener on Friday night, Sept. 17.  The Eagles senior running back scored on a …

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Portsmouth shut out by visiting North Kingstown in soccer
PORTSMOUTH — Led by Ellie Bishop’s four goals, the visiting North Kingstown Skippers shut out Portsmouth High in a Division I … Read More
Tiverton police: Several drug arrests this week
Monday, Sept. 13 A Stafford Road business owner asked for a no trespass order. A Warren Avenue resident reported being scammed … Read More
Tiverton's Pacheco places second in her first high school cross country meet
On the stat sheet, the Tiverton High School girls cross country teams lost a dual meet to Mt. Hope and Bay View Academy in Bristol on … Read More
Westport girls soccer blanks Bristol-Plymouth RVT, 4-0
The Westport soccer team stopped a two game skid and shutout Bristol-Plymouth RVT, 4-0, during a non-league game at Westport on … Read More
Mt. Hope boys and girls win at cross country meet
The Mt. Hope boys cross country team beat East Providence and Tiverton in a home dual meet at the Bristol Town Beach on Monday, to … Read More
Conflict with school board members led to superintendent’s resignation
The unexpected resignation of interim Superintendent of Schools Robert Hicks from his role in the Bristol Warren Regional School … Read More
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Obituaries
Timothy J. Millard, 62, of Bristol Timothy J. Millard, 62, beloved husband of Lisa Silvia Millard, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, after a lengthy illness. A son of the late Rev. Mr. Charles E. Millard, M.D. and Mildred …
George E. Garvin Jr., 57, of Bristol George E. Garvin Jr., 57, of Bristol, R.I., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 16 2021. A lifelong resident of Bristol, he was the son of Lydia (Travers) Garvin and the late George E. Garvin …
Manuel Alves Brum, 84, of Bristol Manuel Alves Brum, 84, of Manchester Street, Bristol, passed away on Sept. 13, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria Leopoldina (Leal) Brum. He was  buried one day before …
Sports
Dozens compete in Barrington pickle ball tournament A mixed doubles pickleball tournament was held at the Barrington Middle School on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thirty-six men and women competed in teams, playing five games each over …
Committee formally backs dedicating new EPHS Library in superintendent's honor EAST PROVIDENCE — Open and operational, and very much notably under-budget, the new East Providence High School project was broached once again on a monthly basis at meetings of the Building …
Portsmouth High girls' tennis team off to a great start PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity tennis team has started its season strong with home wins over Narragansett and North Smithfield. 
Townies take aim at improved girls' volleyball results EAST PROVIDENCE — Coming off a 1-8 record last season played in the spring instead of its usual fall spot on the calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Providence High School …
Opinion
Letter: Why is Tiverton Town Council trying to ram through solar ordinance?

  To the editor: What's going on with this Tiverton Town Council? Why is it trying to ram through an ill-advised solar ordinance? And, whose interest is being served by doing so? Certainly …

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ Nov. 2 on Portsmouth school facilities bond

To the editor: I support the Portsmouth schools facilities bond even though I don’t have children. I have enjoyed living in Portsmouth for the past 68 years. I live in a neighborhood of …

Letter: Thanks for your support during unprecedented challenges

This month will be the end of my term as General Chairman of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee. These last two years were everything but ordinary. The dedication of the Bristol Fourth of July …

Letter: AG is fighting for our rights to the coastline

To the editor: Congratulations to Attorney General Peter Neronha for fighting for the people's rights to our coastline! He called foul on the Court's decision approving the so-called "settlement" …

Letter: Dog owners: Please be responsible with your pets

To the editor: I felt compelled to write so hopefully I can help to avoid another dog (or perhaps a child) from encountering a loose dog in the neighborhood.  While walking our dog on a …

Letter: Where do school leaders stand on CRT?

The time for diplomatic nuance and PC deference is past. I stand opposed to critical race theory (CRT) ideology infiltrating the public school curriculum. It is divisive, destructive and …

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