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Bristol zoners get first look at downtown Belvedere plan

Another lengthy chapter for the “Belvedere at Thames Street” downtown development proposal opened last Thursday, when the Bristol Zoning Board of Review convened for its first look at the …
Bring forth the Fourth in Bristol!
In a time-honored tradition, Bristol officially kicked off the Fourth of July celebration with Flag Day ceremonies last Friday … Read More
Funding for new EPHS stalls over lingering term length question
EAST PROVIDENCE — The issue of four-year terms for members of the city council, thought to be done and dusted, arose once again … Read More
Report details mounting pressure placed on Portsmouth student
PORTSMOUTH — On Feb. 6, 2018, Nathan Bruno told his father he planned on skipping gym class at Portsmouth High School the next day. Read More
Weaver Library Farmers Market starts sixth summer season in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — The fact that the Weaver Farmers Market is about to begin its sixth season with its 2019 debut set for Thursday … Read More
Martin Middle School announces 2018-19 fourth quarter honor roll
EAST PROVIDENCE — William Black, Principal of Martin Middle School, announces the Honor Roll for the 2018-2019 Fourth Quarter. … Read More
Tiverton Fire Captain Committo suspended without pay
Statement by Tiverton Town Administrator Jan Reitsma regarding Tiverton Fire Department Captain Craig Committo June 18, 2019 "As … Read More
Obituaries
Adam R. Almeida, 36, of Barrington Adam R. Almeida, 36, of Barrington, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, after being stricken at home. Although he had struggled in recent months with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, he was doing well …
Richard Angelo Palumbo, 33, of Warren Richard Angelo Palumbo, 33, of Metacom Avenue, passed away on June 11, 2019, at home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the Richard A. Palumbo (April Rundle) of Bristol and Kathleen S. …
Sports
Hammer highlights players committed to 2019 Northeast Amateur field EAST PROVIDENCE — The Northeast Amateur Invitational tournament tees off next week at Wannamoisett Country Club, the 58th annual playing of the prestigious event running June 19-22 and once …
Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Eagles' playoff run ends with 5-2 loss to Mounties The Barrington High School baseball team's storybook run through the Division II playoffs came to an end on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, as the Eagles lost their second straight game to Mount St. …
Gallery: East Bay players feature prominently in Division I baseball title series PAWTUCKET — The Division I state championship best-of-three final round series between Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle played last week at McCoy Stadium had a distinct East Bay flavor, including …
Opinion
Letter: Report reaffirms goals of Be Great for Nate, ESI To the editor: The release of the investigative report surrounding the circumstances of the tragic loss of Nathan Bruno has reaffirmed the importance of the mission and goals set forth by Be Great …
Letter: Barrington should be proud of its schools To the editor: I think many will agree that there are things going on in our country today that are disheartening to say the least. My grandchildren are very fortunate to live in a town with …
Letter: Disappointed with school committee's decision To the editor: It is disappointing that you have chosen to foresake the teachers, parents, and most importantly, the students of this district to push forward your agenda of an 8:30 a.m. start …
Letter: Council ignored islanders on public safety funding To the editor: On Wednesday, June 12, the Portsmouth Town council held a public hearing on the FY 2020 town budget. The council chambers were filled with many Prudence Island residents who …

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