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Confessions of a Public School Teacher: A 35-Year Veteran's Assessment on How Public Education Can Make the Grade, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Its author is Michael Marra, a … more
Do you love dogs? What about supporting small, local businesses? Assuming you’re not Ebenezer Scrooge prior to his ghostly visitors kickstarting his steely, cold heart, we’ll assume … more
The college kids aren't around, yet Bristol residents are still calling their police department somewhat regularly to complain about folks being loud. Following are excerpts from the Bristol Police … more
PORTSMOUTH — Finished all your beach reads and looking for more? The staff at the Portsmouth Free Public Library has some ideas for you. more
  Bristol native Jodi Leffingwell holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as an MBA and she works for a global organization with a passion for leadership development. But one of … more
The plans and approvals are in place, and the bid has been awarded to Reagan Marine Construction of Middletown, but the actual construction of Bristol’s long-awaited marine fuel dock has yet to … more
  CAPTIONS1Andrea Giles collects water samples at the Broken Bridge earlier this month. 2Rowan Smith, shortly after collecting samples one recent Sunday, runs one of several tests that … more
Reynolds School is getting a facelift in preparation for its next chapter. After serving as a school for generations of Bristol children, Reynolds was closed more than a decade ago. It found a new … more
PORTSMOUTH — Do you keep a garden at home but have an excess of cucumbers, tomatoes and squash that you don’t know what to do with? more
PROVIDENCE — Governor Dan McKee, following up on updated recommendations made earlier this week by the Centers of Disease Control as the “Delta” variant of the coronavirus has … more
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