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Black Ships Festival returning to Bristol

After a successful first showing at Independence Park this past July, the Black Ships Festival returns to Bristol next summer for its 36th annual celebration. Beginning Aug. 9, 2019, the community …
‘Don’t give up’ signs send messages of hope
Mysterious signs with positive messages have been popping up all over Bristol, offering a stark contrast to the cluttered landscape of … Read More
Video: Sections of Main Street flooded in Warren
Parts of Main Street (Rte 114) were flooded Friday morning just before the Bristol/Warren line near Seymour Street. Read More
Nine candidates face off for three Bristol school board seats
Bristol residents have a lot of School Committee candidates to consider this Nov. 6 — nine, to be exact. Here are snapshots of each … Read More
Workers to lay water pipe 20 feet under Kickemuit River
Contractors will soon drill a hole across and more than 20 feet under the Kickemuit River to provide a more reliable source of water … Read More
The long road to save Bristol's Longfield estate
The clouds were rolling in overhead, but Edward Redmond’s disposition was as sunny as ever as he strolled through the abandoned, … Read More
Gablinske says he's moderate alternative to 'liberal extreme' incumbent
Voters in Rhode Island House District 69 have two familiar names to choose from this year. Susan Donovan, a Democrat, and Doug … Read More
Francis “Frank” S. Mancini, age 77, of Bristol Mr. Francis “Frank” S. Mancini, age 77, of Silver Creek Manor, and formerly of Burton Street, Bristol, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor, with his loving family …
Ralph E. Cirillo, Sr., 92, of Bristol Ralph E. Cirillo, Sr. was born on April 16, 1926, in Bristol, R.I. and died on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the …
Rosetta McGovern, 100, of Bristol Mrs. Rosetta (Caisse) McGovern, age 100, of St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John J. …
Elaine F. Congdon, 90, Warren Elaine F. (Patton) Congdon, 90, of Clifton Manor, Somerset, MA, died peacefully on September 24th. Long-time resident of Barrington and Bristol, she was the wife of the late Harold C. (Buddy) Congdon …
Election 2018
Election News
Bristol Warren school committee forum is Oct. 18

The nine candidates vying for three Bristol seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee are expected to take part in a public candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Colt …

Legislative candidates share platforms at Portsmouth forum

PORTSMOUTH — Candidates for two local General Assembly seats sounded off on everything from the line-item veto to immigration legislation during a forum hosted by the League of Women …

Candidate Statements
Benn: Why do I want to run? To represent you I will fight for a budget that is fiscally responsible to our taxpayers. I will advocate for students to get the programs they need they to be both college and career ready (effective special …
Ellsworth: Schools need to spend more effectively and eliminate waste I have children in the district and a background in Finance. For the past five years I have been reviewing the District’s audited financials. The BWRSD requested $56.5 million for this school …
Hancock: Embracing hands-on learning in our schools The collaboration between our elementary schools and the Herreshoff Museum, where fourth-graders take classes and sail at the museum, is a great example of what our schools need. The program connects …
Reich: The grittier the better for our students Test scores alone aren’t the only yardstick of success. A less tangible, but no less meaningful metric is Grit. Angela Duckworth, a leading research psychologist, defines grit as having …
Donovan: Making our veterans a priority As a strong supporter of the new R.I. Veterans’ Home, I was proud to be working in the Assembly when the cornerstone was laid through the ribbon cutting ceremony that followed. We are honored …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 27, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Sept. 27, 2018.
Bristol Legal Notices - Sept. 20, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2018.

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