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New Bristol fire museum is something to see

The Bristol Volunteer Fire Dept. wants everyone to know that their new Artifacts and Historical Memorabilia Museum is worth your time and attention. During a recent visit to the upstairs museum, …
'A giant leap for mankind' — 50 years later
If you are old enough to remember the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landing, you almost certainly remember where you were when you heard … Read More
Anti-overdose drug being installed throughout Bristol
Opioid overdose is currently the leading cause of death among adults age 50 and under in the United States. In 2017 … Read More
DOT puts new signs on Poppasquash in Bristol — or so it seems
One day last week, two new STOP signs were installed permanently at the East Bay Bike Path crossing on Poppasquash Road — at least … Read More
Interim superintendent hired in Bristol Warren
Dr. Jonathan Brice, a long-time educator and former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, has been named … Read More
Guests tour Navy drug-busting ship during stop in Bristol
The USS Tornado, a cyclone class patrol ship, happily greeted Bristol residents and visitors on July 3 and 4 as part of the Bristol … Read More
Artwork damaged during Quinn estate fire on Poppasquash
Artwork, books and other personal belongings are amidst the damage sustained from a house fire that broke out at the Quinn estate … Read More
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Obituaries
Andrew J. Motta, 50, of East Providence Andrew J. Motta, 50, of East Providence, Providence, Bristol and Warren passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Born in Providence, he was the loyal, faithful and dedicated son of …
Louise Rose Perry, 97 Louise Rose (Vargas) Perry, 97, formerly of Franklin Court, passed away on July 5, 2019, at the Riverview Nursing Home in Coventry. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Francisco and …
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Sports
East Bay soccer standouts will play in Paris A group of 16-year-old soccer standouts from across the East Bay are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Grace Muccino, Kylie Lavin, Victoria Silva and Kyra Boucher will be representing …
Bristol 12 year-old All Stars beat Barrington, 11-5, lose to Rumford, 2-0, play Tuesday The King Philip Little League 12 year-old all stars beat Barrington 11-5, in their opening game on Wednesday night. The team lost to Rumford on Thursday 2-0 and will host Middletown in a loser's …
Photos: Hundreds of runners finish half-marathon in Bristol Nearly 800 runners looped through downtown Bristol and Colt State Park on Saturday morning and finished to a small crowd of spectators and supporters, during the fifth annual Independence Rhode Race. …
Opinion
Letter: Belvedere critics are 'pot calling the kettle black' Regarding the “Critics call for a better Belvedere” article on July 11 and Halsey Herreshoff being filled with “horror” regarding the project, I offer the following. As a …
Editorial: Cut our sports?! Over in Warwick the school committee played the sports card recently and, no surprise, it worked to perfection. As Tiverton, Portsmouth, most districts that have used it know, this most potent and …
Letter: Bristol can treat out-of-town boaters better As a local resident and lifelong boater who has enjoyed all that our beautiful harbor and bay have to offer, I feel compelled to offer a much needed suggestion to our harbormaster department. With …
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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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.