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Bristol says no to music for the half-marathon

The Bristol Town Council unanimously denied a request for amplified music and announcements for the fifth annual Independence Rhode Race. Applicant Susan Rancourt of Warren had put in the request to …
U.S. Naval Academy vessels arrive in Bristol
Five U.S. Naval Academy training vessels completed their voyage from their home port in Annapolis, Md., to the Herrehshoff Marine … Read More
Museum board member ousted amid accusations of censorship
    The Bristol Art Museum’s board of directors met Wednesday and, in a vote of 8 to 1, decided to remove Vice President … Read More
Linden Place hangs lantern for first time in 30 years
As well as anyone can remember, the lantern that hung over the main gate at Linden Place was taken down about 30 years ago for … Read More
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 … Read More
Reise, Shers win seats on Portsmouth water board
PORTSMOUTH — The results are in: A new moderator was elected to the Administrative Board of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District … Read More
Bristol moves closer to solar farm at former landfill
Bristol is one step closer to realizing a plan that will make good use of the town’s long closed and capped Minturn … Read More
Obituaries
George R. Gousie, 79, Tiverton Dr. George R. Gousie, 79, of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 8, 2019. He was the husband of Gail M. (Boynton) Gousie. He served in the United States Marines during …
George H. Landry Jr., 91, Riverside George H. Landry Jr. 91 of East Providence, died Monday June 10, 2019 at home. He was the husband of Gail (Emerson) Landry, for over 52 years.George was born in Gloucester, Mass., a son of the late …
Sports
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 …
Saints coach, former players to be inducted into Hall of Fame The beat goes on for St. Andrew’s School boys’ basketball coach/athletic director Mike Hart. It was learned recently that the high-powered and well-respected Saints’ hoop boss is …
Tiverton’s Ekstrom stars in Spanish football league Taylor Ekstrom, 25, a 2012 graduate of Tiverton High School, scored two touchdowns on Saturday, May 25, to help the Badalona Dracs down the LG OLED Black Demons, 47-6, in Spanish Bowl XXV, the …
Mounties top Eagles 3-2 in Game 1 battle; Game 2 is Wednesday The Barrington High School baseball team came within one strike of winning the first game of the Division II state championship series on Monday night, June 10, at McCoy Stadium in …
Opinion
Letter: Take care — ’Tis the time that turtles cross the road To the editor: Across Massachusetts, spring is the season of movement. Hibernating animals emerge from their winter resting areas in search of food and mates. Turtles are no exception. From …
Letter: House again stymies bill to help disabled veterans I am an advocate for Property Relief Credit which is granted by R.I. General Law 44-33-3. Back in 2014, this law was revised, and the language deleted “Disabled Veterans” from this law. …
Letter: Portsmouth Republican party hijacked by radical activists To the editor, Thank you to the voters that recently supported me for another three-year term as treasurer of the Portsmouth Water and Fire District. I will try to validate your …
Letter: Freedom of choice — a wonderful concept In response to the letters to the editor on June 6, “The Drag Queen imbroglio” and “Common sense no longer,” I offer the following for your consideration. Call it a …

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