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Why did Mt. Hope scale back to one day per week?

In July, the Bristol Warren Regional School District unveiled a school reopening plan that would have Mt. Hope High School students back in the building half the time, and learning from home half the …

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Warren police logs: Man charged in check theft, cashing case
Monday, Sept. 7 A caller reported seeing a mobile home dumping sewage as it was being towed down the road. Police had the … Read More
Judge denies teachers' request to delay in-person learning in Bristol Warren
A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has denied the Bristol Warren teachers' union request for a restraining order that would have … Read More
All active Rhode Island voters will receive mail-in applications
PROVIDENCE — Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Board of Elections member Jennie Johnson made several announcements regarding … Read More
Bristol Warren union asks judge to delay in-person learning
The teachers' union in Bristol Warren wants a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to delay the start of in-person learning in the … Read More
Warren moves ahead with tax targeting vacant buildings
The Warren Town Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that would give the town the ability to tax … Read More
Union files suit to halt school return in Bristol Warren
With the start of school looming just three days away, the union that represents teachers in Bristol Warren filed an 11th hour suit in … Read More
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Obituaries
Shirley H. Manchester Bell, 97, Swansea Shirley H. (Millard) Manchester Bell, 97, of Swansea, MA., died Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at home. She was the wife of the late Ralph E. Manchester and also the late William Bell. She was …
Walter J. Mikulski, 68, Barrington Walter J. Mikulski, 68, of Barrington, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was born in Fall River, a son of the late Alexander and Bertha (Siembab) …
William N. Grandgeorge, 86, Warren William Norton Grandgeorge, 86, retired professor of theatre at Roger Williams University, died on September 10, 2020 of congestive heart failure. He is survived by Nancy (Meginnes) Grandgeorge, to …
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Sports
Sans football, RIIL announces playing of most fall sports in 2020 WARWICK — Most fall high school sports, with the notable exception of football, will be played as scheduled in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision rendered by the Rhode Island …
RIIL delays start of most fall high school sports PROVIDENCE — Cross country and tennis, at the moment, are the only two sports likely to begin nearly on time this fall, according to a 16-page outline provided to high school administrators …
Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American Mt. Hope High School graduate Nathan Silveira recently added a new honor to his list of accomplishments. Salutatorian for the Class of 2020, Silveira was named to the United Soccer Coaches, High …
Opinion
Candidate should be held accountable for his actions and words

To the editor: What qualities do we look for in a candidate running for a seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee? I will list a few examples of behaviors one candidate, Daryl …

Editorial: Goodbye, Bristol County water supply

The Providence Water Supply Board wants to raise water rates 20 percent. The Bristol County Water Authority wants to end a century-old contract for water. Are they related? Yes. Does anyone care? Not …

Letter: Trump vs. the U.S. Armed Forces

Well, here we are. First, it’s reported that Trump called his assembled Joint Chiefs “babies and dopes” and said they couldn’t win wars anymore. Next we hear from multiple …

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