Bristol begins new revaluation today

The lengthy process of assessing the value of every property in Bristol begins today and is expected to last about eight months. Armed with cameras and their GPS, two employees from Northeast …
Portsmouth tightens up its school buildings
PORTSMOUTH — Allan Garcia stands inside the new “mantrap” at Hathaway Elementary School, pointing to all the high-tech security … Read More
Portsmouth Police busy with alleged assaults, domestic cases
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Friday, Feb. 16 Ryan J. … Read More
Barrington native sets school track record
Barrington High School graduate and Troy University junior Michael Alvernaz set a school and meet record in the indoor track weight … Read More
Obituaries
Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of Bristol

Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of the Columban Fathers, Ferry Road, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born on Nov. 6, 1939, in Sacramento, Calif., he was the son of …

Elsie Ferreira, 93, Bristol

Patricia A. Bourne, 75, of Bristol

New business moves into Maple Avenue space
Link Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm serving Rhode Island and Mass., has moved from Warren to 71 Maple Ave. in … Read More
Two Westport residents killed in NY state crash
VERONA, NY —Two Westport residents were among three people killed in a one-car rollover crash Wednesday morning on the New York … Read More
Signs reported stolen, businesses take heat before school vote
WESTPORT — Supporters of the new school ballot question report that that signs have been stolen and that several businesses have … Read More
Barrington DPW director retires after 40 years with town
Joe Piccerelli is ending his more than 40-year career with the Barrington Department of Public Works. His last day is Friday, Feb. … Read More
Barrington Middle School girls lose in state finals
The Curtis Corner jinx continues for the Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team.  For the third time, the South … Read More
Police charge 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyber-stalking
Police charged a 14-year-old Barrington boy with cyberstalking-first offense on Wednesday, Feb. 14. An official at Barrington … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Bristol can’t partner with YMCA on swim center Please accept my response to George Burman’s, “Town should re-explore YMCA partnership” letter in last week’s edition of The Bristol Phoenix. But, before I do, I would …
Letter: Thanks for another successful holiday season for TAPIN To the editor: Once again TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) has successfully completed its holiday season. Thanksgiving led right into our Christmas distribution with tons of new toys! With the …
Editorial — New Westport school a good deal Some places, fear of high taxes and big debt would be good reason to hesitate before voting yes on a near-$100 million school bond. But in Westport, property tax alarm is a bit more difficult to …
Sports
East Providence cagers earn high school basketball accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — Shaniah Hazard earned the top accolades among the East Providence High School basketball contingent this winter, chosen by the league coaches as a member of both the All-Division …
Division playoff runs end for East Providence High School cagers Tuesday, Feb. 20, was unfortunately “D-day” as in defeat day for the East Providence High School basketball teams as both squads were eliminated from their respective division playoff …
Tigers roll over Lincoln in boys quarterfinals TIVERTON — The second-seeded Tiverton boys basketball team got off to a strong Division III quarterfinal playoff start Tuesday with a 58-42 win over Lincoln High School on the Tigers’ home …

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