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The Latest News

Westport Town Meeting date set — July 21 at White's

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 …
Portsmouth Free Public Library set to reopen Monday, July 6
PORTSMOUTH — Bookworms rejoice. The Portsmouth Free Public Library is reopening on Monday, July 6, for limited browsing and … Read More
State Police arrest Mt. Hope teacher’s assistant for indecent solicitation
The Rhode Island State Police announce that members of the State Police Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children … Read More
RISPCA called to Warren home with 30 cats
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is working with a Warren woman to find homes for some of … Read More
Barrington budget hearing is tonight; library cut under the scope
The annual budget hearing — the precursor for the financial town meeting — will be held tonight, Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m., … Read More
Are you ready for the Barrington Olympics?
The International Olympic Committee may have canceled this year's Summer Games, but Barrington will be holding its own "Virtual … Read More
Four Warren candidates hope for school committee seats
The big race in Warren this election year will be for two open seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. With two … Read More
East Bay Social
Sarah Toste Amaral, 86, of Bristol Sarah Toste Amaral, 86, of Bristol passed away on June 18, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital.  Sarah was born and lived her entire life in Bristol, a town she loved and served with passion. The …
John L. Morse, 87, of Bristol John L. Morse, 87, of Bristol, RI and Sandwich, MA, died peacefully on June 24, 2020 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. He was the husband of Virginia (Healy) Morse and the son …
Riverside Post 10 Juniors expect to vie in one-off summer baseball competition EAST PROVIDENCE — Some good news has apparently emerged from what has been a rather bleak period for local youth sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Riverside Post 10 Junior American …
Barrington Little League offering 'Summer League' Barrington Little League officials announced on Wednesday morning, June 17, that there will be a "Summer League" running from July 6 to Aug. 15. The summer session will be open to players in AAA, …
Bay View rowers place second in virtual erg National Championships EAST PROVIDENCE — Freshman Lindsey Williams along with sophomore Emma Leary recently teamed to place second in the Under-17 Women’s Division, 2x2,000 meter event of the USRowing Virtual …
Letter: The banner of ‘traditional American values’ is riddled with problems 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 …
Letter: Put back $74,000 cut from library budget 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 …
Letter: The Pride flag is American To the editor: For the past month, I have thoroughly enjoyed driving through town and seeing the vibrant colors of the Pride flag flying along with our nation’s flag. During a time when even …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – May 7, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on May 7, 2020.
Warren Legal Notices – May 6, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on May 6, 2020.

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