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New Santa House feels right at Ho-Ho-Home in Bristol

The Santa House is new to State Street in Bristol, but it’s been in one local man’s heart for years.
Bristol acquires more land for open space preservation
“That’s 6 acres added to the 14 the town already owned along Gooding that will be forever open,” said Town Administrator Steven … Read More
EPHS announces new course electives on offer for 2023-24 term
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School students next year will have access to some seemingly exciting new offerings, … Read More
Proposed policy spells out ‘professional conduct with students’
The Barrington School Committee has introduced a policy that establishes clear boundaries for relationships between students and … Read More
McCrann and Peck chosen to lead new School Committee
Patrick McCrann is the new chairman of the Barrington School Committee. The first order of business at Thursday night’s meeting … Read More
Warren PD: A hit and run leads to arrest for drug dealing
Warren police responded to a hit and run incident near Washington and Main Streets on Saturday, which led police to finding... Read More
East Providence enters latest school construction bond process
EAST PROVIDENCE — The current incarnation of the City Council, elected in 2018 and meeting for the second to last time in its … Read More
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Festival brings huge Christmas market and block party to downtown Bristol

The Bristol Christmas Festival, described as a "European-style Christmas Market – Through the eyes of a child," will fill the downtown district with vendors, singers, dancers, carolers and more …

Salve Regina's Newport County Orchestra Holiday Concert

The Newport County Orchestra's holiday concert will feature seasonal and classical orchestral music. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, military and non-Salve Regina students, and …

Small works arts show to debut at the Collaborative

You can see the work, submitted by over 37 local artists, beginning Thursday, Dec. 8.
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Michael McGee Mr. Michael McGee, age 62, of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on December 7, 2022. Michael was born in Newport, RI to Richard McGee and Nancy McGee. The most important thing in Michael's life w
George Bolton Barrington, RI|George Bolton, a longtime resident of Barrington, R.I. passed away on Friday December 2, 2022 at the age of 95. He was the son of the late Arthur D. Bolton and Ruth B. Bolton. George
Catherine Dusel Catherine M. Dusel (Murphy), 79, passed away at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence on Sunday, November 27, 2022. She was the devoted wife of John C. "Jack" Dusel, III for 55 years before her
Mohs Surgery: The Gold Standard in Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop this disease in their lifetime, and 9,500 people are being diagnosed daily. Fortunately, …

Townies trounce Saints in non-league boys' hoops opener EAST PROVIDENCE — From tip to finish the East Providence High School boys' basketball team thoroughly outplayed the visiting St. Andrew’s School high school level squad en route to a …
Time is now for EPHS boys' hoopsters EAST PROVIDENCE — The time is likely now for the current crop of East Providence High School boys’ basketball players, who enter the 2022-23 season not only a year older, but hopefully a …
'The Herd' creates havoc (in a good way) at East Providence High School sporting events EAST PROVIDENCE — What started nearly a decade ago by a group of student athletes at East Providence High School as a way of supporting their peers in a collective fashion has since been …
Track coach gets lift from community to save indoor program Renae Cicchinelli and parent volunteers wanted to raise enough money to save the high school boys indoor track program. They exceeded all expectations.
Letter: Towns have control over the nitrogen problem

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has proposed a set of regulations to address the nitrogen pollution degrading our coastal waters, including the Westport and Slocums …

Letter: League of Women Voters thanks all for fostering 2022 candidate forums

To the editor:The League of Women Voters of RI would like to thank the candidates who participated and citizens who sent in questions for our forums in Bristol, Warren, Barrington and East …

Letter: Little Compton, home of housing inequality

There is no lack of housing being built in Little Compton, but it’s definitely not for affordable housing. It’s at Warren’s Point and other totally private ocean-front areas, …

Letter: Spread kindness here this season

Let this be the Christmas of Kindness. Let it be filled with family and friends, for sure, but also the season of reaching out. To an ailing sufferer. To someone who just needs a warm meal or a quiet …

Letter: It’s time to stay in our lanes

To the editor: Congrats to the teachers, administration, parents and, especially, students on the latest RICAS scores! The numbers could not be more encouraging. Growth and actual scores are up, …

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