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Proud volunteer fire company discovers this is its 150th anniversary

They started with a team of 17, back in the year of 1869. Back then, they were the Dreadnot Fire, Hook and Ladder Company, commanded by Clark Straight, equipped with a carriage costing less than …
Pokanokets initiate two warriors in ancient tradition
Pokanoket Nation tribal members initiated two spiritual warriors recently, as the tribe held a centuries-old Pokanoket tradition in … Read More
Portsmouth also approves resolution for bridge tower lights
PORTSMOUTH — Town councils from Portsmouth and Bristol have both unanimously approved a resolution proposed by local resident John … Read More
VIDEO: 'There's nothing left' following Warren fire
A massive, intensely hot fire completely leveled a large waterfront home at Touisset Point Monday afternoon, leaving the 1935 … Read More
Massive fire levels Touisset Point waterfront home
A massive fire destroyed a Touisset Point home midday Monday, though the occupants made it out safely. The 3 Circuit Drive home … Read More
Tiverton sailor killed in Sunday boat crash
A Tiverton woman known widely as an accomplished sailor has been identified as the person killed in a Sunday collision between a … Read More
Oil spill sparks outrage from Colt Park visitor
At first, he did not think much of, the splotches of stains that coated the pavement. But as Bill Hunt kept walking with his dog … Read More
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Obituaries
Barbara E. Ribeiro, 86, of Bristol Barbara E. (St. Onge) Ribeiro, age 86, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of the late Anthony “Pickles” …
Manuel Charles “Charlie” Sousa, 67, of Bristol Manuel Charles “Charlie” Sousa, 67, of Broadcommon Road passed away on Aug. 5, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Manuel and Lucinda …
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Sports
Bristol man hired to help run national wrestling association Dave Kemmy, who made quite a name for himself as one of the winningest high school and collegiate wrestling coaches, is on the move to bigger and better things. Recently, the National Wrestling …
Portsmouth Recreation Department offers flag football PORTSMOUTH — Have a child who’d like to play football, but doesn’t want to get knocked around or commit to four days of practice every week? The Portsmouth Recreation …
Bristol girls win soccer title in dramatic shootout The Bristol and Cranston U12 girls’ soccer teams faced off last month at the Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex in a battle to win the Rhode Island U12 Gold State Title. Going into the game, …
Opinion
Letter: Kudos for seeing through flim-flam Belvedere logic Kudos to our Zoning Board for seeing through the flim-flam reasoning behind the ‘Belvedere at Thames St.’ project. As dissenting members of the Planning Board and Historic District …
Letter: DOT’s woeful bridge plan needs a complete review The recent proposal to extend Wood Street to Chestnut Street, a spinoff from the Silver Creek Bridge Project, would be a disaster for the town. It would funnel traffic from Metacom through the quiet …
Letter: Editorial didn’t tell full story of child abuse legislation Your editorial criticizes the Democratic Town Committee for “boasting” about the role of local Democrats in helping to pass House bill H5171B, which extended the statute of …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on July 11, 2019.
Bristol Legal Notices – June 27, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on June 27, 2019.
Bristol Legal Notices – June 20, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on June 19, 2019.

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Scott Pickering has been on the East Bay Newspapers team for more than two decades, since starting as a reporter for the Sakonnet Times. He's been editor of most of the papers, was Managing Editor of all the papers for many years, and became General Manager in 2012. Today he can be found posting to EastBayRI.com, steering news coverage, writing editorials, talking to readers, working with the sales team, collaborating on design, or helping do whatever it takes to get the papers out the door. Reach him at spickering@eastbaynewspapers.com.