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Barrington will 'Glow' this Saturday

There will be performances, arts and crafts, a visit from Santa Claus, and a tree-lighting ceremony outside the Barrington Town Hall this Saturday, as part of the annual Barrington Glows …
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
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 … Read More
Tourister developers submit lone proposal for Warren site
Warren planners are moving ahead review and approval processes after only one entity submitted a plan to work with the town on the … Read More
Town manager: Barrington did not force BP station to close
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha wants residents to know that the local government did not force the BP gas station on County Road to … Read More
Bristol signs deal for solar array at former landfill
What to do with an old landfill? You can’t sell or develop the property; you can’t build homes or plant corn. For David … Read More
Joe Brito signs agreement to buy Bristol industrial park
A majority of the assets in the downtown Bristol Industrial Park may be changing hands, as well-known Bristol resident, businessman … Read More
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Obituaries
Nancy Hakeem, 82, Tiverton Nancy Hakeem, 82, of Tiverton, wife of Louis Hakeem, was born to eternal life surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. A woman of great faith, she attended St. Christopher’s …
Fr. William F. Sullivan, SSC, 90, of Bristol Fr. William F. Sullivan, SSC, 90, passed away on Nov. 29, 2019. He was born on April 24, 1929, in Lynn, Mass., the son of James Sullivan and Bridie McDonough, who were natives of Ireland. He is …
Sports
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 …
Rams roll past Townies in Thanksgiving Day football rivalry EAST PROVIDENCE — LaSalle Academy defeated East Providence High School, 35-14, in the 91st Thanksgiving Day football classic between the rivals played Thursday morning, Nov. 28, at Pierce Memorial …
Portsmouth pours it on in 2nd half to beat Middletown, 27-19 PORTSMOUTH — On a cold, wind-swept field, the Portsmouth High School varsity football team showed plenty of grit in bouncing back from a 7-0 deficit to defeat Middletown 27-19, in the …
Opinion
Letter: Policy of spot assessments is improper To the editor: Rhode Island law grants broad authority and discretion to tax assessors to make real property valuations and set tax assessments. That authority, however, cannot be exercised via a …
Editorial: East Providence’s improving infrastructure When it comes to infrastructure and redevelopment in East Providence, one can’t help but feel a sense of excitement about the possibilities that lay in store for the city in the short and long …
Letter: Reevaluate-gate To the editor: “I am confident that the tax assessor will re-evaluate the process based on all the facts…It’s important to consider how this has impacted the community” …
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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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.