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Mt. Hope Liquor celebrates 40 years in Bristol

Recently, the Teixeiras were presented a citation from the Bristol Town Council marking their 40th year of owning Mt. Hope Liquors. The couple was most appreciative, to say the least.
This is so much more than a shell game
The Farias’ Bristol home is filled with a uniquely Rhode Island decoration: quahog shells, decorated with inspirational messages, … Read More
Barrington native plays a key role for URI Women’s Crew
When Julia Fortin was at Barrington High School, her primary sports were volleyball and basketball. In fact she was a member of the … Read More
Dr. DiBiase approved for new district level director position
Ultimately, DiBiase’s contract for her new position was approved by most of the Bristol Warren School Committee, with Victor Cabral … Read More
Warren Police investigating large-scale puppy scam
The Warren Police Department confirmed there is an active investigation regarding the scams, which includes departments from out of … Read More
State leaders talk slushies, mimosas, taxes and regulations
Rhode Island’s (now) Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor meet with business leaders in Warren. Read More
Barrington Police: Stolen Kia located in Connecticut
Police have recovered one of the vehicles stolen in town last week. Barrington Police received a call over the weekend from the New … Read More
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Three nights left in Bristol Fourth concert series

There are three nights left in the Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series, which ends Saturday, July 2. Taking the stage will be a beloved local rock band that's been taking stages for decades, a …

Free concerts on Tuesdays at Easton's Beach in Newport

Easton's Beach in Newport is the site of a "Family Night" concert series taking place every Tuesday from now through Aug. 9. All shows begin at 6 p.m. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on show …

It’s a woolly mammoth StoryWalk in Westport

The Westport Historical Society invites families to explore the new woolly mammoth StoryWalk along the Handy House Heritage trail. The StoryWalk features the children’s book “Wild and …
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Obituaries
Paula Ruggeri age 71 of Beachmount Avenue, Bristol and formerly of Middletown, died peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Richard A. Ruggeri, her husb
Mary Stewart Mary C. (Pinto) Stewart, 96, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late Walter M. Stewart, Jr. Born in Bristol, she was
Jeffrey Fonseca Jeffrey S. Fonseca, Esq (1964–2022) Jeffrey S. Fonseca, 58, of Boston, MA passed away suddenly on June 21, 2022. Jeffrey grew up in Bristol, RI. Jeffrey was a graduate of Bristol High School
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Free Event: Annual community reading of famous Frederick Douglass Speech

Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI invites the community to join a live reading of Frederick Douglass’ iconic 1852 speech “What to The Slave Is The Fourth of July” on Thursday, July …

Sports
Portsmouth all-stars beat Middletown and Riverside Great pitching, defense and timely hitting was the formula for Portsmouth Little League 12U all-stars as they shut down Middletown 5-1 at Aquidneck Field on Saturday and thwarted Riverside 5-2 at …
DeWolf, Towers fuel Bristol-Warren all-stars to back to back wins The Bristol-Warren Little League 12U all-stars shut out Newport 5-0 at Bristol Memorial field on Saturday and crushed Pawtucket 15-3 on the road on Sunday to earn a winner’s bracket …
Barrington bounced from Majors All-Star bracket The Barrington Little League Majors Division All-Star baseball team lost to East Providence in the first round of the District 2 tournament on Saturday night, and was eliminated on Sunday night after …
Menante is magnificent in defense of his Northeast Amateur title EAST PROVIDENCE — Mother Nature had nothing on reigning Northeast Amateur Invitational champion Dylan Menante as he completed a defense of his title under sweltering conditions Saturday …
Opinion
Letter: There are better uses for Robin Rug than apartments

I pass by these buildings many times a week on my bicycle rides and I can think of many ways to use this land and none of them involve condos or apartments.

Letter: We must demand affordable housing at Robin Rug

To the editor:The new development at Robin Rug will not benefit the people of Bristol without inclusion of affordable housing.Affordable housing is the answer for many people who have lived in …

Letter: Based on performance, Mt. Hope needs a new leader

To the editor:Ana Riley made the right decision to remove Deb DiBase as the principal at Mt. Hope High School. Anyone who spends time to look at academic performance, student (and teacher) attendance …

Letter: Thanks to Cortvriend, Seveney for PFAS ban

To the editor, I want to thank State Rep. Terri Cortvriend (District 72-Portsmouth, Middletown) and State Sen. Jim Seveney (District 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton), for sponsoring legislation …

Letter: That time of year again in Bristol

Must be the season of the 4th in Bristol once again. Take a walk through town and you will see people painting their houses, doing extensive landscaping, dressing up their homes with holiday regalia …

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