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Unified bowling celebrates a strikingly fun season

The Bristol Warren Huskies Unified Bowling team recently concluded their 2023 season with a state championship tournament, held in Johnston on March 18.
Collector may have found a missing link to Bristol's Bill Russell connection
Once upon a time, a Bristol shoe factory that made a sneaker for Celtics legend Bill Russell offered a free signed photo of the … Read More
Warren's popular walking map of businesses seeks submissions
Have a small business in Warren? You probably don't want to pass up this opportunity. Read More
Bristol author set to release her fifth novel
Bristol resident Elizabeth Splaine's "Steel Butterflies" will be released in April. It is based on Splaine’s friendship with an … Read More
Warren resident seeks help with vet bills for injured dog
A Child Street resident has taken to the internet to help procure money to pay for a surgery for her beloved Chihuahua, Harley Quinn. Read More
Barrington Rep.’s bill: Require solar on new construction
An East Bay lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would require most new construction in the state to include solar panels as part … Read More
Police: Bicyclist damages car mirror during incident in Barrington
A motorist called Barrington Police on Thursday morning, March 16, following an incident with a bicyclist. The female motorist told … Read More
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'Dancing at the Forty Steps' (an Irish celebration) is Sunday in Newport

All are welcome to join in the fun for “Dancing at the Forty Steps,” the flagship event of the 46th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month. The free, outdoor event is held Sunday, …

Fall River Restaurant Week – 10 days, 21 restaurants

Fall River Restaurant Week starts this Friday, March 24, and offers 10 days of delicious deals for diners. Spearheaded by Viva Fall River in conjunction with the City of Fall River, this year’s …

Irish tea, Irish step and an Irish tale at Linden Place

Linden Place hosts an afternoon of Irish tea, Irish step and an Irish tale, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, in the ballroom. Dr. Scott Molloy, award-winning writer of “Irish Titan, …
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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 11 – 17, 2023

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Rose Iuliano Iuliano, Rose H., (McVey), 101, formerly of Circle Drive, Riverside, died peacefully on Sunday March 5, 2023 at the Westview Nursing Home, West Warwick. She was the wife of the late Anthony Iuliano. ...
Norman Hopkins Sr. Fall River, MA|Norman Everett Hopkins, Sr., 77 of Fall River, MA passed away on Monday, March 20 at St. Anne's Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Marilyn E. (Cashman-Fe
Marion Morrison A bright light in the world went dark on Sunday March 19th |Marion "Gunky" Craig Morrison passed peacefully surrounded by her husband and their three children following a cardiac event the prior week.
A loss is less important than the memories made on the court The Mt. Hope unified basketball team may have fallen to Rogers 52-46 in their first game of the season on Thursday, but that’s not really the point, according to Huskies head coach Tom …
A super display of musical talent The Kickemuit Middle School sixth, seventh and eight grade bands and the Mt. Hope High School Marching Band and Concert and Symphonic Bands performed during the Bristol Warren Regional School …
Waves youth team swims to best season in ages, readies for nationals EAST PROVIDENCE — The Boys & Girls Club of East Providence’s “Tidal Waves” youth swim team recently completed its best regular season in at least the last decade and …
Salary increases fueling proposed budget bump in Barrington Town officials are proposing a 5.1 percent increase for the municipal budget, and some of that increase is tied to unexpected raises for police officers, firefighters, dispatchers and DPW …
Letter: What role do we play in gender dysphoria?

To the editor: I have been following the discussion initiated by Aaron Ley’s spirited defense of drag shows at the Town Council meeting several weeks ago. I was interested because I had just …

Letter: DEI - Why the opposition?

To the editor: DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Why would anyone oppose such things?  To begin, what do these words mean? According to Webster: 1) Diversity - the condition of …

Letter: A story about Aidan Graham

To the editor: I want to share my story about Aidan Graham, who played a pivotal role in bringing joy to our community during challenging times.Five years ago, Aidan's retail space, located at the …

Letter: We must stop climate change today

To the editor: Climate change has caused the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the hurricane in Florida, the tornadoes in Kentucky, the drought in California, and so much more. Climate change has …

Letter: Town’s plan would be bad for our neighborhood

To the editor: I’m the 4th generation of my family to live in the Watson Avenue neighborhood, watching the construction of the Monastery from my bedroom window many years ago. Over the years …

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