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The selection of the Bristol Fourth of July chief marshal is an honor given solely to the general chairman of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee — even the other members of the committee …

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Kiley leads Tiverton’s offensive onslaught as Tigers crush Davies, 11-1 
Senior shortstop Mackenzie Kiley drove in three runs on two hits and scored two runs, to lead the Tiverton softball team over Davies, … Read More
Building Committee backs new EPHS clock tower concept
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Providence High School Building Committee has coalesced around a design for a reconstructed clock … Read More
Gallery: EPHS Theatre troupe returns with ‘Mama Mia!’
EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a year’s hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and another more recent postponement due … Read More
Grid: Mylar balloon caused outage in Warren, Bristol
The power outage that left thousands of residents in Warren and Bristol last Friday was caused by a mylar balloon, according to … Read More
Portsmouth construction company owner charged with wage theft, check fraud
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth man was arraigned in Newport County District Court Tuesday on charges stemming from his failure … Read More
Portsmouth Town Council provisionally OKs $69.07M budget
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to provisionally approve Town Administrator Richard Rainer Jr.’s … Read More
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Obituaries
Anne Marie Goulart, 81, of Bristol Anne Marie (Silveira) Goulart, 81, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at her daughter’s home in New Ipswich, N.H., with her family at her side. She was the wife of the …
Dr. Carl Levick, 68, of Bristol Dr. Carl Levick, 68, passed away at home on May 8, in Bristol, R.I., surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with aggressive brain cancer. Carl was born on Oct. 23,1952, to Cora and …
Doris C. Basel, 97, Dartmouth Doris C. (Normandeau) Basel, 97, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Alden Court Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was the wife of the late Fredric C. …
Sports
D-II Super Bowl was a perfect finish for BHS seniors Moments before the kickoff, officials for the Division II Super Bowl invited the captains for both teams to the center of the field for the coin toss. St. Raphaels sent four players to the 50-yard …
Portsmouth’s bats strike when it matters most against Westerly PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity softball team scored five runs in the last two innings to defeat Westerly, 7-3, in a home game on Saturday. The Bulldogs were …
Soccer season ends with 2-1 ‘revenge’ win The Westport boys soccer team beat South Shore Voc-Tech, 2-1, in a crossover tournament game on May 1, getting payback against the team that knocked them out of the south sectionals in the 2019 …
Tigers look sharp, despite losing to Narragansett, 12-2, in extra innings The Tiverton softball team lost to Narragansett, 12-2, in their first Division III home game on Friday afternoon. Narragansett scored 10 runs in the top of the 8th inning with the score tied, 2-2, …
Opinion
Letter: KMG is not going anywhere

To the editor:Keep Metacomet Green would like to thank all their supporters and reassure them that KMG is still here and will be here till a solution is found to save that green space on Metacomet …

Letter: New Metacomet proposal is evenhanded

To the editor:I was very quick to criticize Marshall Properties for their heavy handed, take it or take it Plan B proposal for Metacomet Golf Course. I wanted to be just as quick to applaud the …

Letter: Have we become a society of attack dogs?

Michael Byrnes’ letter of Thursday, April 29, titled “Critical Race Theory - A Dystopian pathology,” was a beautifully written, factual and informative letter. He identified the …

Letter: The Tipping Point (Legacy of George Floyd)

Nine minutes and twenty four seconds Knee to Floyd’s neck; death beckons. George Floyd’s kneedless killing; Chauvin’s heedless humanity chilling!   This time the …

Letter: Reflecting on why art matters in life

I once heard a college professor say that education is just a job factory. He seemed a bit disgruntled at the time. Maybe he was having a bad day. It stuck with me though. Really? Just a job factory. …

Letter: Disabled veterans are being fleeced once again

I have advocated for a legislation change to R.I. Gen. Law 44-33-3 that is presently discriminating against Disabled Veterans, as they are excluded from taking the Property Tax Relief Credit which …

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