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School field trips: How will Portsmouth pay for them?

PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to Portsmouth High School band trips to Disney World, eighth-graders’ excursions to Washington, D.C., or elementary school students’ visits to local …
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
Six people running for three seats on Barrington's COA
Immediately following the budget votes at tonight's financial town meeting in Barrington, taxpayers will be asked to vote for the next … Read More
BCWA chief: Earthquake may have caused pipeline leak
Bristol County Water Authority officials are going on a theory that an earthquake may have caused the break in the authority's Cross … Read More
Barrington FTM is tonight; tax increase proposed
The municipal and school department budgets will be voted upon at Barrington's financial town meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. … Read More
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
Obituaries
Elizabeth Tubridy Elizabeth (Betty) Tubridy (Lomas), formerly of Bristol,  beloved mother and wife of the late Raymond Tubridy (2009), passed away on May 16, 2019, after a brief illness in Oregon, …
Linda Joy Staton Cambra, 77 Linda Joy Staton Cambra, age 77, passed away peacefully at R.I. Hospital on March 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph, and son Jarrett and his …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - May 16, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

Portsmouth Legal Notices - May 16, 2019

Tiverton Legal Notices - May 16 2019

Sports
Martin Middle School wins boys’ outdoor track state title The Martin Middle School boys’ outdoor track and field team captured the 2019 state championship, an event held in Narragansett on Sunday, May 19. The Wildcats won the title by a narrow two …
Eagles' netters reach state tournament finals Barrington High School's top singles player, James Bogdanovic will play in the RIIL Boys Tennis Singles Championship finals next weekend.  Bogdanovic, who was one of four Barrington singles …
East Providence wins Eastern Division golf playoff match EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team will make its long awaited return to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Tournament after the host Townies …
Former BHS coaches selected for RIIL Hall of Fame Two former Barrington High School coaches — Ed Bradley and Bill McCagney — will be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of …
Opinion
Letter: Solution: Build a new bridge over the old one There has been much discussion about the Silver Creek bridge. I had a suggestion which I gave to the DOT but have not gotten a response. As mentioned in a piece a week ago, the bridge should be at …
Letter: We got our answer — the Town of Bristol doesn’t care Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation (DOT) held an informative meeting for business owners in Bristol about the Silver Creek Bridge Project. Information was clearly given to us …
Letter: The funny thing about the truth ... To the editor: I am writing in response to the letter in the May 16 edition to The Times by Mr. Rottman (“Mueller Report: Curious game they are playing”). First of all, the Mueller …
Westport BOH seeks full time health agent The Board of Health wants to combine two part-time health agent positions into one full-timer whose responsibilities will include following through with a new animal registry once the board has …

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