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Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault, drugs and sexual assault

Bristol police officers made a handful of arrests from Jan. 13 to 19, including one for sexual assault and  a couple for drug-related charges. Monday, Jan. 13 Officers responded to the …
At 22, Portsmouth High, RWU grad started at the top
PORTSMOUTH — Like with any other job, you have to pay your dues before they make you managing editor of a newspaper. You may … Read More
New Westport school: Builder provides bird's-eye view of progress
WESTPORT — It’s difficult to gauge progress on the vast grade 5-12 school project from street level, so recently the contractor … Read More
Council signals support for expanded speed controls in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Members of the City Council, at their January 21 meeting, initiated action as it pertains to advocating for … Read More
Middle school wrestlers end regular season with win
The 2019-2020 Barrington Middle School wrestling team finished its regular season in a strong fashion, defeating a tough Ponaganset … Read More
Resident files complaint about hunters in Smith's Cove
  A South Meadow Lane resident in Barrington contacted police on Saturday, Jan. 18 regarding people hunting nearby in Smith's … Read More
Bristol County water rates going up 10%
Bristol County Water Authority customers will pay 10 percent more for their water starting later this winter as the authority seeks to … Read More
East Bay Social
Sandra A. Belgarde, 76, of Venice, Fla. On Jan. 14, 2020, Sandra A. (Oliver) Belgarde, 76, of Venice, Fla., and formerly of Chepachet and Warren, R.I., went home to be with our Lord. She was the wife of Norman Belgarde, her husband of 43 …
John F. Kneeland, 90, Adamsville John F. Kneeland, 90, of Adamsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Catholic Memorial Home surrounded by his loving family.. He was the husband of Lorraine (Wales) …
Hendricken completes season-sweep of EPHS in boys' basketball WARWICK — The anticipated rematch between the East Providence High School and Bishop Hendricken boys’ basketball teams ended the same way as the first, just by a larger …
Wildcats win sixth straight as they run over West Bridgewater, 73-61 Westport beat West Bridgewater 73-61 iun a jam-packed home game Friday night. The Wildcats have won six in a row and sport an overall record of 8-2. The team is now 1-0 in Mayflower League play. 
BHS Sports Roundup: Strong first half leads Eagles to 40-38 win The Barrington High School girls basketball team build a 23-11 halftime lead against Cranston West on Saturday, Jan. 18, and held on for a 40-38 victory. The win improved the Eagles' record to 2-4 …
BCWA customers, here is why your rates are increasing Water is one of our most valuable resources. We were acutely reminded of this last year when our only source of supply, the East Bay Pipeline, was found to have a leak and needed to be shut down for …
Editorial: Taxes and the damage done Bravo to Governor Gina Raimondo for aiming to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to get all of its power from renewable energy. That end-of decade goal might just be achievable and could …
Arlene Violet: House GOP leader has solution to substandard education In her January 14 State of the State address, Governor Gina Raimondo made the improvement of education a top priority. Yet, she offered no viable prescription for the ailing public school system. It …
Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 East Providence Post.
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 Bristol Phoenix.

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