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Barrington begins allowing liquor sales on public property

Picture this: The rear entrance to Barrington Town Hall has been transformed into a beer garden. Servers from local breweries pour cups of beer while customers line up near the electric car charging …

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Friday block parties offer summer fun in Barrington
The idea was a simple one: Create a fun, community event where people can gather, have something to eat and drink, and enjoy some … Read More
E.P. Council reverses course on short-term rentals, First Street pilot bike lane
EAST PROVIDENCE  — Though the bulk of its July 20, near six hour proceedings was taken up by the contentious Metacomet Country Club … Read More
Little Compton Police: Drug arrest, filming vehicles
Tuesday, July 13 At 9:30 am, a wallet found on West Main Road was dropped off at the station. Police stood by to keep the peace … Read More
Tiverton Police:  Many fireworks complaints, hazardous substance
Tuesday, June 29 At 6:59 am, a Lake Road resident called to report that his house had been broken into overnight. Police and … Read More
After 5 decades in journalism, Bruce Burdett's hanging up his notebook
When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out … Read More
Questions about pay and precedent for Bristol's top leaders
When they next meet, Bristol town councilors are expected to resume a thorny conversation about how to compensate the town’s two … Read More
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Obituaries
Paul R. Vollaro Jr., 44, of Bristol Paul R. Vollaro Jr., 44, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Paul R. and Elaine L. (Cairrao) Vollaro, of Bristol, R.I. Paul …
Frank Cavalieri Jr., 70, of Bristol Frank Cavalieri Jr., 70, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Hope Health Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, R.I. He was the husband of Marjorie Ann (Jackson) …
Robert 'Bob' Chartier, 81, of Barrington Robert “Bob” Chartier, 81, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Claire A. (Richard) Chartier. Born …
Sports
Riverside wins District 2 Major Baseball All-Star title EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside/East Providence Central Major Baseball Division All-Stars won the District 2 Little League title in dramatic fashion Tuesday night, July 20, over Barrington by a …
Photos: Riverside vs. Barrington in District 2 finals The Barrington Majors Division All-Star team is playing against Riverside in the District 2 finals. The two teams played the first game of the finals on Sunday, with Barrington winning 2-0. They met …
All-Star championship game suspended for darkness Four days, two games, a rain-out, a game suspended by darkness, and a trip to the state tournament hanging in the balance. Welcome to the District 2 Championship. On Saturday, the Barrington …
Barrington Juniors win District 2 championship The Barrington Junior Divisions All-Star baseball team defeated Pineview to capture the District 2 Championship on Sunday night, July 18, in Pawtucket.  Barrington needed to beat Pineview …
Opinion
Letter: We should set term limits for our politicians

Following Monday’s declaration by Dr. Jonathan Brice, superintendent of schools, the current screwup by our School Board members seems to be settled, at least for now. Meanwhile our schools …

Letter: Hoping to start the new year with a clean slate

I grew up on Hope Street in Bristol, and while I now live outside of town, I proudly consider myself a “Bristolian.” In 43 years, I missed our parade only once. In the 1960s, my late …

Letter: Bristol and Warren are welcoming of all faiths

“May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants—while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine …

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors

Sunflower seed heist and colorful visitors To the editor: The big box meant to hold 20 pounds of black oil seed stands empty due to a ravaging raccoon who somehow climbs up and empties it. He …

Letter: Spencer Trust money should not be limited to income level

To the editor: After reading the article in the paper this week regarding the Spencer Trust, I immediately thought of the words of a man I had a great deal of respect for...Mr. John Martin, past …

Letter: Here comes more West Main Road solar sprawl

To the editor: Nimali power is seeking master plan approval for the development of a large-scale solar project at 2340 West Main Road in Portsmouth. This is on land owned by the Patriot Petroleum …

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