Serial gas station burglar gets three years

WESTPORT — He got away with it once so a New Bedford man broke into the same Westport gas station twice more in the next few days before his luck ran out. Now, Daniel Pedro, 31, of New …

Kickemuit musicians earn All State honors

Five of Kickemuit Middle School’s best musicians are also among the state’s elite, earning All State honors after auditions late last year. Emily Marino (chorus), Lexi Lanni (chorus), Rachel …
Opinion
Letter: Smart growth needed to maintain Bristol’s character

Like jock itch or mosquitos by a campfire, persistent things, like it or not, tend to stay with us. The Dunkin’ Donuts insisting on putting a drive-thru on Hope Street, and throw a …

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VFW Post 5390 essay contest winners announced

PORTSMOUTH — Gianna McNally was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 5390’s Voice of Democracy essay contest. Peter Fiaschetti took second place and Ellie Pratt, third. All …

Featured home: History mixed with modern family living

Located on South of Commons Road and centrally located between Town Commons and South Shore Beach is a well-maintained home with a fenced, manicured yard that includes a pool. The contemporary …

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

The CVS Health Charity Classic — a professional golf tournament played at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington — reached an important milestone this year. At a recent celebration, …

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered …

Bristol Police: Sleeping shopper, 'suspicious' characters

The Bristol Police responded to the following calls between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19: Monday, Feb. 13 A man called police to file a report after he fell in the parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …

Obituaries
Michael Borgia, 49, Bristol

Mr. Michael Borgia, 49, of Basswood Drive, Bristol, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Fatima Hospital, North Providence.  Born in Providence and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he …

Brigida Costa Salgueiro Gomes, 91, Warren

M. Adelaide Nunes, 89, Bristol

Joseph Bevilacqua, 85, Little Compton

Allan R. Wilson, 77, Warren

Marilyn Anne Penney, 75, Little Compton

Sports
Portsmouth High boys take 4th in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Vincent Downs-Honey was a runner-up in two races to power Portsmouth High School to a fourth-place finish in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown …

Spring is in the air: Baseball is returning

East Providence advances in D-I boys' hoops tourney

Tiverton boys cap perfect 17-0 division regular season

New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Opinion
Letter: Middle school wrestlers deserved more recognition

To the editor, On the morning of Feb. 23, I rushed to my local Cumbys to grab the weekly edition of the Bristol Phoenix, anxiously awaiting the article on the achievement of the Kickemuit Middle …

Warren Democrats go after Trump

Speak-Out: Bristol ‘joints,’ public property

Letter: Mooring fee increase a detriment to non-profit sailing schools

Are school grades de-grading?

Things to do
Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

"I have to admit, the timing is good," said director Christopher Crider about the Bristol Theatre Company's upcoming production of Urinetown, a satirical send-up of municipal politics, bureaucratic …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

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