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Westport will hold its delayed Town Meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the Board of Selectmen decided Monday. And the board also confirmed its earlier decision to hold that meeting at White's of … more
One week after proposing the idea of raising a first-responder flag in downtown Bristol, an upstart citizens group won the day. The Bristol Town Council voted 4-1 Wednesday night to allow that flag … more
In their petition to the Bristol Town Council, the Bristol County Concerned Citizens group chose details that match the peaceful march in Bristol and their request to fly the First Responders’ … more
I read with both admiration and dismay about the new group calling themselves, “Bristol County Concerned Citizens.” I admire their passion and desire to honor first-responders with a … more
To the members of the Barrington Town Council and Committee on Appropriations: This note is to request that the Committee on Appropriations (“COA”) put back the nearly $74,000 that was … more
An 18-year-old Barrington resident survived a serious car accident early Tuesday morning, June 30. Police said the teenager was driving an Audi SUV south down Washington Road at about 2 a.m. when … more
With the Warren Town Beach busier than ever, the Town of Warren is now charging residents and non-residents to park. The fee was instituted this month and will run throughout the season, when … more
PORTSMOUTH — Bookworms rejoice. The Portsmouth Free Public Library is reopening on Monday, July 6, for limited browsing and computer appointments. more
The Rhode Island State Police announce that members of the State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force have arrested a Mt. Hope High School … more
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is working with a Warren woman to find homes for some of the 30 cats she had taken in at her South Cornell Avenue … more
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