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Elks volunteers show overseas troops they care

A team of volunteers worked together seamlessly inside the Bristol County Elks Lodge, working together with assembly-line-like precision. Organized piles of food, toiletries and games spanned the …
R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of … Read More
U.S. Naval Academy vessels arrive in Bristol
Five U.S. Naval Academy training vessels completed their voyage from their home port in Annapolis, Md., to the Herrehshoff Marine … Read More
Museum board member ousted amid accusations of censorship
    The Bristol Art Museum’s board of directors met Wednesday and, in a vote of 8 to 1, decided to remove Vice President … Read More
Linden Place hangs lantern for first time in 30 years
As well as anyone can remember, the lantern that hung over the main gate at Linden Place was taken down about 30 years ago for … Read More
Eagles' playoff run ends with 5-2 loss to Mounties
The Barrington High School baseball team's storybook run through the Division II playoffs came to an end on Wednesday afternoon, June … Read More
Reise, Shers win seats on Portsmouth water board
PORTSMOUTH — The results are in: A new moderator was elected to the Administrative Board of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District … Read More
Obituaries
George R. Gousie, 79, Tiverton Dr. George R. Gousie, 79, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was the husband of Gail M. (Boynton) Gousie. He served in the United States Marines during …
George H. Landry Jr., 91, Riverside George H. Landry Jr. 91 of East Providence, died Monday June 10, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Gail (Emerson) Landry, for over 52 years.George was born in Gloucester, Mass., a son of the late …
Sports
Gallery: East Bay players feature prominently in Division I baseball title series PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last week at McCoy Stadium had a distinct East Bay flavor, including …
Saints coach, former players to be inducted into Hall of Fame The beat goes on for St. Andrew’s School boys’ basketball coach/athletic director Mike Hart. It was learned recently that the high-powered and well-respected Saints’ hoop boss is …
Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs down the LG OLED Black Demons, 47-6, in Spanish Bowl XXV, the …
Mounties top Eagles 3-2 in Game 1 battle; Game 2 is Wednesday The Barrington High School baseball team came within one strike of winning the first game of the Division II state championship series on Monday night, June 10, at McCoy Stadium in …
Opinion
Protect the First Amendment Poli-ticksBy Arlene VioletProtect the First AmendmentLet’s get this out of the way: Bishop Thomas Tobin, as a United States citizen with the same constitutional rights as anyone else, has the …
Letter: Wild places, wildlife shoved aside in bid for solar profit To the editor: The best places for solar array installations are on the roofs of big box stores, in industrial park areas, or in abandoned parking lots — that is, on land we’ve already dug up, …
Letter: Take care — ’Tis the time that turtles cross the road To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From …
Letter: House again stymies bill to help disabled veterans I am an advocate for Property Relief Credit which is granted by R.I. General Law 44-33-3. Back in 2014, this law was revised, and the language deleted “Disabled Veterans” from this law. …

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