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Lorraine Bradt Dennis, 99, professor emeritus at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., died Sunday, Jan. 10, at her assisted-living-facility home in Tiverton, R.I.She was born Lorraine May … more
William Cole Jordan, 76, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Tyburski) Jordan, to whom he was … more
A public/private effort to transform the old National Grid property in the shadow of the Warren River Bridge into a gateway center with a public area, riverwalk and shops/eateries could be ready for … more
To the editor: Why are the COVID Contaminations per day being reported as COVID percent positives, which reveals only a measure of availability of testing and does not reveal the rate of disease … more
PORTSMOUTH — A citizens group that protested the recent passage of a new solar ordinance with no success is now turning to the legal system in an attempt to find relief. Portsmouth … more
Bristol Police had no arrests from Jan. 4 to 10, though they responded to the usual array of neighbort complaints and reckless drivers.  Monday, Jan. 4 A resident on Kickemuit Avenue … more
The Bristol Democratic Town Committee held its biennial reorganizational meeting and election of officers on Monday, Jan. 11. Three officers retained positions first assumed two years ago: Erich … more
Francis “Buzz” O'Halloran of Warren passed peacefully on Jan. 15, 2021 with his best friend by his side, after a three-year battle with lung cancer.Buzz was a friendly face around town, … more
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is recommending residents make time to get tested for Covid-19. The Rhode Island National Guard and the Rhode Island Department of Health are co-sponsoring the … more
The Barrington Fire Department’s old ladder truck may be gone, but it is not forgotten. In fact, during the recent council meeting, the truck became the subject of a brief discussion. Early … more
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