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Warren Town Hall goes appointment-only

During the statewide 'pause' to stem the spread of Covid-19, Warren Town Hall will begin operating on an appointment-only basis starting Monday, Nov. 30. From Monday through Sunday, Dec. 13, those …

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Delivery driver in the right place at the right time
Carl DaPonte resists the “hero” label. “I did what anyone should have done,” said the Swansea resident of … Read More
Warren Thanksgiving meals drive falls victim to pandemic
One of Warren's longest Thanksgiving traditions is off this year, a victim like many others of the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual … Read More
Barrington High grad is a key contributor at Yale
There’s no truth to the rumor that Barrington’s Maile Somera, a sophomore at Yale, was born with a volleyball in her … Read More
Portsmouth to National Grid: Discontinue Old Mill Ln. facility
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday unanimously approved a letter telling National Grid to discontinue a portable LNG facility at … Read More
Isabelle Kelly to fill vacancy on Portsmouth School Committee
PORTSMOUTH — Isabelle Kelly will become the newest member of the School Committee, as she was appointed by the Town Council Monday … Read More
Westport Police say driver ran over motorcycle, hit building, then guardrail in three crashes
WESTPORT — A New Bedford woman faces charges including drunk driving after she allegedly drove over a motorcyclist in Fall River and … Read More
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Obituaries
Agnes Dorothy Marshall, 91, of Bristol Agnes Dorothy (Alves) Marshall, 91, a lifelong resident of Bristol, R.I., died, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Warren, R.I. She was the wife of the late Joseph …
Leonora Silvia, 89, Tiverton, Leonora (Aguiar) Silvia, 89, formerly of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.  She was the widow of Antone J. Silvia.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late …
Josephine Calce, 88, of Bristol Josephine Calce, 88, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Saint Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Marco Calce Jr. Josephine was born in Bristol, the …
Sports
E.G. edges E.P. for D-II girls’ soccer championship JOHNSTON — East Providence High School’s dream of completing an undefeated 2020 Division II girls’ soccer season with a title came to a crushing end as the Townies fell to East …
Gallery: EPHS girls' soccer Division II championship game JOHNSTON — East Greenwich scored the only goal in the 10-minute overtime period en route to defeating East Providence, 3-2, in the Division  II girls' soccer championship game Sunday …
East Providence reaches D-II girls' soccer championship game EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team left it relatively late, but the top-seeded Townies will play for the league title after they defeated visiting West Warwick …
Eagles taking their games to D-I college programs It took just a few seconds for Ellie McGee and Tess Gagliano to sign their names, but those signatures represented years of hard work and sacrifice. The two Barrington High School seniors signed …
Opinion
Letter: We actually can discern a lot about the President’s character

In regard to the Nov. 19 letter to the Phoenix entitled “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix,” the writer asserts that character cannot be confirmed. Perhaps not, but …

Letter: Let’s be honest, forgive, and be thankful

In the days following an historic election, it has been interesting to see some individuals attempting to put their own spin on the intentions of Bristol’s voters and the local election …

Letters: Will representatives listen to Bristol voters on ‘Plantations’ vote?

Bristolians should be proud that they had the integrity to reject Question 1 and keep “Providence Plantations.” Our district representatives (so-called) had better sit up and take notice …

Letter: Property owners have every right to keep trespassers out

To the editor: I have just finished reading Cornelia Colijn's letter published in the November 19 edition. This woman obviously has no concept of private property and is using the buzzwords of …

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