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Marshall withdraws zoning petition for Metacomet property
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a somewhat surprising move, Marshall Properties LLC has rescinded its request to rezone the Metacomet Golf Club … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic violence and indecent exposure
Bristol police officers arrested a juvenile for exposing himself to a woman near the bike path and broke up the usual array of noisy … Read More
Barrington tennis team practices in full swing
A number of the Barrington High School fall sports teams officially began practice earlier this week. Teams must adhere to a series of … Read More
A colorful collaboration in downtown Bristol
Step inside BABS + Tish, and you’re welcomed with a cacophony of seasonal color (today, that’s early fall). Despite … Read More
Candidates want more trades and career programing for students
Bristol candidates for three open seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee include Jamie Brooks, William O’Dell, … Read More
Black Lives Matter vigil set for Sunday
The monthly Black Lives Matter vigil will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. The vigil will be held in front of … Read More
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Helen E. Johnson, 92, Westport Helen E. “Betty” (Allen) Johnson, age 92, of Westport, died at home on September 13, 2020, with a slight smile on her face. She was under care of her two daughters and South Coast …
Elizabeth Johnson Reny, Westport Elizabeth “Betty” Johnson Reny was surrounded by loving family when she passed away at her longtime home in Weston, Mass., on September 15, 2020, after a challenging year-long health …
Walter F. Staskiewicz, 91, Tiverton Walter Frank Staskiewicz, 91, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at his home in Tiverton, surrounded by his loving wife and four children. He was born on December 9, 1928 in …
At Portsmouth High: Return of the Patriots PORTSMOUTH — The sun is shining brightly Monday afternoon, as dozens of student athletes from Portsmouth High School start making their way over to practice after school. 
Townies appreciate resumption of sports this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — With word coming out recently that most fall high school sports in Rhode Island will be played amid precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and athletics expressed a …
Middle school fall sports postponed Larson Gunness is hoping to come up with a "Plan B." The coach of the Barrington Middle School track and cross country teams is scrambling to find some way to allow student-athletes an opportunity …
Letter: A few tips for Westport’s Special Town Meeting on Saturday

To the editor: Your paper has provided excellent coverage of events and discussions leading up to Westport’s Special Town Meeting scheduled for October 3. I would like to add a few reminders …

Letter: We must never forget Westport cruelty case

To the editor: The barbaric cruelty on the Medeiros property happened. Men and women starved animals to death. They kept animals in abject filth, suffering with festering wounds, infested with …

Letters: Stars and Stripes should fly alone

To the editor: Though I wish no notoriety, I must register my immediate and profound distress over the flying of any other flag on the same pole as our beloved and respected Old Glory. Regardless …

Letter: Black and Blue

To the Barrington Police Department: If you’re a cop, you must feel a little beat up these days. Even in Barrington. And this is why I write to you. First, on a personal level, my wife …

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