Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Fourth of July Concert Series turns to the south when it resumes at Independence Park Monday night with a pair of country rockers. Annie Probst is known for her powerful voice, and she and her …
Westport man killed Monday in crash on Route 177

One man was killed in a head-on crash on Route 177 in Westport Monday morning, a Westport Police spokesman confirmed. The crash involved a car, driven by the deceased motorist, and a pickup truck …

Celebrating the splash

Craftsmen launched fine seaworthy vessels at the Head of Westport centuries ago, and that tradition continued Saturday afternoon. Two teams of Westport students carried the boats they had labored …

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Golf Notes: Wedel wins Northeast, high school season wraps up

EAST PROVIDENCE — Recent Pepperdine University graduate Fred Wedel was the last man standing during a frenetic final round Saturday, June 25, as Malibu, Calif., native won the 55th playing of …

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

TIVERTON — Tiverton police are seeking help in identIfying two men, and a car, that they believe may have been involved in a number of car breaks in different areas of town recently. If anyone …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Parrotheads will be out in force when the Fourth of July Concert Series continues Sunday night at Independence Park Changes in Latitude bills itself as "the country's premier tribute show to …

Fire destroys Ferry Farm dairy barns

Two winters ago, the weight of heavy snow took out the roofs of two at Westport’s Ferry Farm. The farmers rebuilt and were able to return to the dairy business. The Friday night, those barns …

Large Colonial has woods, privacy, space and room to grow

The Holly Brook neighborhood of Tiverton is the setting for this large colonial surrounded by nature and tranquility. The home at 19 Morning Dove Drive in Tiverton, built in 1997, is on two …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Fourth of July Concert Series continues Saturday night with some classical tunes. The American Band is a symphonic concert band comprised of more than 50 musicians from Rhode Island, …

Barrington throwers finish 1-2-3 at national meet

Barrington's Bobby Colantonio, Adam Kelly and Mike Alvernaz shared a special reunion on Friday at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships. The three locals finished first, second and …

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between June 13 and June 20:Monday, June 13Police assisted with an accident around noon at Narrows Road and Ursula Drive during which a …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Letter: Book reviews a welcome Phoenix feature

To the editor: I was very glad to see reviews by Donna Bruno in the Life section of this past week’s Bristol Phoenix since I hadn’t seen them in quite a while. Both my wife and I look …

Letter: Leave empty recycling bins on the curb

Rhode Island has its own Phantom of the Opera

Letter: Tell state legislators to hit the highway

Letter: Barrington needs to provide public trash cans

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Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week:Caley Nessar, 27, of 43 School House Road, Warren, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical …

DUI suspect arrested for striking East Providence Police cruiser

Tiverton Police: Graffitti suspect nabbed

Little Compton Police: Firewood heist solved

Tiverton man injures head crashing into road sign

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Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Friday night with Crushed Velvet is a hard-rockin' band that plays "all the music your parents told you not to listen to you." The band, which covers …

Melissa Etheridge bringing her show to the South Coast

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

OLMC Feast planned on Bristol Town Common

Photos: Naval Academy ships sail into Bristol, open for tours

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.