Section of Pawtucket Avenue to close briefly for repaving

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced a temporary road closure of Pawtucket Avenue between Warren and Waterman Avenues for paving on Friday and Saturday, June 23 …

Off the Market: Homes sold in towns around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 19 Oak Grove Ave — $409,000 29 Commonwealth Ave — $215,000 9 Fairview Circle — …
Opinion
Letter: Mr. Douglas should resign from appropriations

To the editor: I have been reading the letters about Mr. Douglas being on the COA being a conflict of interest. It is and he should resign. I say this with no malice.  Senator Cindy Coyne, …

More Local News

Golf tournament to fund higher education

Thousands of dollars have benefitted dozens of students over the years, and the Michael J. Mercurio Scholarship Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament aims for more when golfers tee off in a couple …

Warren man pleads guilty to weapons charges

A Warren man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Andre T. Dupree, 26, of Warren (no address given by authorities) was arrested by Newport police …

Classics featured Thursday at Fourth of July Concert Series

The Fourth of July Concert Series will feature the classics when it returns to Independence Park Thursday evening. From classical music to classic pop songs, there's something for all ages …

‘Behind Closed Doors’ uncovers Warren's hidden treasures

In all his years helping the Providence Preservation Society organize historic house tours, Water Street resident Mark Goldberg has learned that there are a few essential ingredients to pulling off a …

Center to celebrate 45 years serving Bristol seniors

The Bristol Senior Center is celebrating its 45th anniversary on Tuesday, June 27, and to mark the occasion, a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce will be held at …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 35 Appian Way — Saturday, June 17, 2-4 p.m. Waterfront, 5, 4, $1,449,000. Mott & Chace …

Obituaries
Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, Bristol

Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, of Fort Hill Road, passed away on June 20, 2017 at Grace Barker Manor. He was the husband of the late Rita (Corey) Dobridnia. Born in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of the …

James P. DeCastro, 63, Bristol

Naomi E. 'Betty' McManus, 75, of Acton, Mass.

Eleanor P. Simons, 92, Little Compton

Viola C. Marino, 92, Warren

Kathleen Palumbo, 73, Bristol

Sports
Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Barrington High School's Annika Kelly finished in 10th place in the girls hammer throw championship at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North Carolina A&T University on Sunday, June …

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Mt. Hope lacrosse player is All American

Tiverton Athletic Athletic Hall of Fame nominees sought

Opinion
Speak-Out: ‘Suspicious’ characters, attention for soap box winner

For a relatively small town, Bristol has, as any careful reader of the Bristol Phoenix’s police report will know, an INCREDIBLE NUMBER OS SUSPICIOUS PEOPLEi living here. Kids playing in the …

Letter: Together, we can disarm hate

Letter: Votes should have taken place at polls, not high school gym

Letter: Mr. Fuller needs to shut down his attacks

Letter: Barrington's Friends of Legion Way stepping down

Things to do
Local rock bands take the Independence Park stage Wednesday

The Fourth of July Concert Series returns Wednesday night with two popular local bands rockin' Independence Park. Tonight's performances include: Rendition June 21, 6:30 p.m.Rendition is an …

Army Band kicks off Fourth of July Concert Series Tuesday

Allens Pond offers osprey experience

Celebrate all things Italian in Warren this weekend

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport — new exhibit

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