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It has been nearly three years since High Street resident Richard V. Simpson died on July 4, 2017, while preparing to participate in the Fourth of July Parade. Always one of his favorite days of the … more
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on July 4, the traditional (but totally different this year) Bristol Fourth of July Parade will step off — scratch that — it willl roll out from the corner of Hope … more
The Warren Town Council will meet Thursday evening to discuss whether to fly the Black Lives Matter flag over Warren Town Hall.The council’s special meeting was called after a constituent … more
Barrington officials appear poised to add money back into the library budget following Wednesday night's budget hearing. During the online budget hearing, Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha … more
PORTSMOUTH — For the first time in a long time, there will be no Fourth of July fireworks set off from Escobar’s Highland Farm on Middle Road this year. more
It looks like we’ll be spared the high water, though organizers have likely faced their fair share of hell trying to put together Bristol’s big day in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. … more
Monday, June 22 Police were called to Warren's Point Beach Club, Atlantic Drive, at 6:23 pm, for a complaint of ongoing harassment to the whole family by a woman at the beach. Tuesday, June … more
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
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
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