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Police: ‘No threats made’ against Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — After investigating an anonymous tip, the Portsmouth Police Department has determined that no threats were made against Portsmouth High School on Sunday. According to …
Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (afternoon)
To view Photos with Santa Session II, copy and paste the link below into your … Read More
Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (morning)
Photos with Santa session I (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is now ready for viewing.Copy and paste link below into your … Read More
Bristol Police: Officers charge driver with DUI, arrest couple after argument
The Bristol Police Department had a relatively quiet week from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, though still intervened in a couple of situations … Read More
Warren police officer wins traffic safety award
Warren Patrol Officer Connor Bemis (center) was recently awarded the 2019 AAA Traffic Safety Hero Award. Officer Bemis was … Read More
DEM: Barrington failed to comply with pond permit
DEM recently determined that Barrington officials failed to comply with the permit they had to remove invasive weeds from Kent Street … Read More
Historic Bristol bank building is up for sale
As long as anyone remembers, the building at 601 Hope St. was a bank. Before it became the Bank of America in 1998, it was Fleet; … Read More
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Obituaries
Virginia A. Furtado, Warren Virginia A. (Remy) Furtado, a lifelong resident of Warren, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Noe and Leah (Davol) …
Barbara Ann Agresti, 52, Warren Barbara Ann Agresti of Evanston, Illinois and Warren (Touisset) RI passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on December 6, 2019 in Providence, after a struggle with cancer. She was born January …
Sports
EPHS athletes earn fall sports accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — The coaches associations in their respective sports recently announced awards for the just completed 2019 seasons, including several honorees from East Providence High School. The …
Hall of Fame honors outstanding Mt. Hope and Bristol athletes The stars were out in full force Saturday night at the 39th annual Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, as 16 new Hall of Fame members were introduced to a …
Council backs grant applications for East Providence rec projects EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its review of projects proposed under the “Capital Improvements” header in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget earlier in the fall, the City Council at its December 3 …
Opinion
Democrat women are right to revolt Quick! What do former Congresswoman Claudine Schneider, former Lieutenant Governor candidate and Secretary of State Susan Farmer, former Attorney General Arlene Violet, Former General Treasurer Nancy …
Letter: Tiverton solar ordinance deceit needs sunlight To the editor: During the hearing, Councilor Coulter asked the planner, William Compton, “Help me understand. We didn’t have an ordinance, we passed an ordinance just a few months ago, …
Letter: Replacing service station with a Starbucks is a stupid idea To the editor: Why would anyone in their right mind want to tear down the gas station/garage that has served this town in so many helpful ways to put up a drive through Starbucks? Really! …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 East Providence Post.
Tiverton Legal Notices – Nov. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 21 Sakonnet Times.

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