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Bristol detours begin this Monday as bridge work ramps up

  Despite protests from Bristol merchants about detour signs steering people away from the downtown district, those signs will remain in place. Installed earlier this week, those signs direct …
Man arrested after allegedly masturbating in men’s locker room at RWU
A Newport man was arrested after exposing himself and allegedly masturbating in front of another man inside the men’s locker room at … Read More
Mt. Hope gymnasts qualify for New England meet
Mt. Hope gymnasts competed and qualified for the New England meet at the Rhode Island Interscholastic League gymnastics state … Read More
Colleagues and locals honor retiring Veterans' Home leader
The Rhode Island Veterans’ Home has been under scrutiny of late. Reports of narrow doors that require reconstruction, cost … Read More
Friends with beer help remember decorated soldier
As someone was overheard saying during the annual 1st SGT. P. Andrew McKenna Beer Tasting event last Wednesday night, “I’m … Read More
Bristol Warren school chief: 'We need this budget'
The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee will take its first full look at the superintendent’s proposed $57.1 million budget … Read More
Huskies boys clobber Paul Cuffee, 64-28, girls lose to Mt. Pleasant, 58-44, in home hoops double header
The Mt. Hope Huskies crushed Paul Cuffee 64-28 on senior night and the girls team lost to Mt. Pleasant 58-44 during a hoops double … Read More
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Obituaries
Robert D. "Rock" McAdam, 63, Warren Robert D. McAdam, 63, of Warren, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at home. He was born in Needham, MA., a son of the late Harold and Geraldine (Charves) …
Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, of Bristol Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, passed away on Feb. 25, 2020, at home. Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Antonio Ferreira Raposa and Virginia (Macedo) Raposa. He is …
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Sports
Local company announces agreement to buy Metacomet Country Club EAST PROVIDENCE — A week after notifying members of its plans to sell, the owners of Metacomet Country Club have indeed sold the 119-year-old golf course to a company with city ties, Marshall …
East Bay girls hockey team destroys Mounties 10-3 The East Bay girls' hockey team is in playoff mode after crushing Mount St. Charles 10-3 at the Portsmouth Abbey Ice Arena last Thursday. And with just two regular season games left, the 10-2 Eagles …
After four undefeated seasons, it’s a rebuilding year for Mt. Hope gymnasts The Mt. Hope gymnastics team is finally in a rebuilding year, after going undefeated four straight years and winning four state championships, one Division I title in 2019, and three Division II championships from 2016-18, with talented gymnasts Meghan Oliver, Jayme Foreman and Kaitlyn Quinn.
Opinion
Letter: Bristol leaders must do more to support downtown business After reading a recent article, “Bank’s ATM lights up historic district opposition,” it appears to me and other concerned business owners in the downtown “historic …
Letter: Gun bans make us less safe To the editor: Two armed men wearing hoodies and masks broke into a Florida home and began viciously beating a man in front of his wife and 11-year-old daughter. His wife, eight months pregnant, …
Editorial: Private voices can still shape public policy The closure of one lane over the Silver Creek Bridge will impact everyone in Bristol. Trips north will be more frustrating than ever. A quick run to the grocery store will take longer than ever. And …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Feb. 20, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 20 issue of the Bristol Phoenix.

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.