Portsmouth turbine should be spinning in ‘2 to 3 weeks’

PORTSMOUTH — No, there’s nothing wrong with the new wind turbine at Portsmouth High School, according to the owner of the company that recently erected the machine. The turbine, …
Barrington All Stars push past Bristol, 10-5, in opener

The Barrington Little League 12-year-old All Star team held off a tough Bristol squad in the opener of the District II tournament on Monday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington won the game 10-5 …

Coggeshall Farm celebrates the Fourth, 18th century style

Not to be left out of Bristol’s biggest celebration, Coggeshall Farm Museum will celebrate the birth of the nation by recreating the time when the nation was born. The Farm will celebrate …

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Westport crash victim identified as Todd Dupont

The man killed in a head-on crash on Route 177 in Westport Monday morning was identified later as Todd Dupont, 39, of Westport. A Westport Police spokesman said that the crash took place on Route …

Two teams share lead after Day 1 at CVS Charity Classic

The teams of Billy Andrade and Bill Haas, and Lexi Thompson and Bryson DeChambeau each finished the first day of the CVS Health Charity Classic at 9-under-par 62. One stroke back from the …

Drivers can now show patriotism on their cars

The quest to establish a new patriotic license plate has been realized, as the Bristol Fourth of July Committee secured its 900th order over the weekend. But that doesn’t mean the campaign …

BWEF grants to promote student excellence

The Bristol Warren Education Foundation recently announced funding of $63,000 in enrichment programs for the 2016-17 school year, the most the foundation has given away in a single year. The …

Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Monday, June 20 Police went to Harris Avenue to take a report on a dog bite. A Sisson Street resident asked to speak to an officer about an unwanted man on the property. A Union Street woman …

Bristol Fourth members decked out for annual ball

With perfect weather and a horse race theme, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s annual Fourth of July Ball drew about 240 people to the tent on the grounds of the Blithewold Mansion for a night …

East Providence High School names fourth quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School Principal Shani Wallace, assistants Frank DeVall and Araxie DeBlois, and staff announce the fourth quarter honor roll for the recently completed …

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 …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Opinion
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

Police Report
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 …

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

DUI suspect arrested for striking East Providence Police cruiser

Tiverton Police: Graffitti suspect nabbed

Things to Do
A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

This time of year, we love fresh vegetables and fruits prepared any which way — steamed, sautéed, roasted, grilled or ... pickled?Yes, pickling vegetables and preserving fruits are a …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Melissa Etheridge bringing her show to the South Coast

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