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Portsmouth Police arrest two men after ‘neighbor dispute’

PORTSMOUTH — Two men were arrested on drug charges on Sunday, Dec. 3, after officers responded to South Drive just before 1 p.m. to investigate a report of a “neighbor dispute,” …
Bristol Port Marker models ready for public input
For the month of December, models of each artist’s proposal will be on display at Rogers Free Library. Read More
Bristol therapy dog brings comfort to Lewiston
Among the many to respond to Lewiston, Maine in the aftermath of the Oct. 25 mass shooting that claimed 18 lives was a pair of Bristol … Read More
Bristol PD: One arrest made and two reports of stolen jewelry
Bristol Police made one arrest and investigated multiple reports of theft between Nov. 20-27, 2023. Read More
Bristol celebrates 8th annual 'Kickoff to Christmas'
It was estimated that over 350 people were on hand for the pre-Christmas festivities. Read More
Christmas events kick off this weekend in Bristol with Grand Illumination
The Bristol Christmas Festival Committee will kick off the season’s holiday festivities with the Grand Illumination on Saturday, … Read More
Two Bristol nonprofits get $80,000 in Champlin grants
The East Bay Food Pantry will be receiving $51,015 to resurface the floors at their facility, and awarded $30,000 to Linden Place for … Read More
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The Santa House is back in downtown Bristol

Relocated this year to 240 High St. next to the historic Bristol Statehouse, the Bristol Santa House aims to be even more accessible.

‘Amadeus’ takes to the stage at Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the …

Bristol Garden Club planting another 10,000 daffodil bulbs

This Saturday, Oct. 7, volunteers from North Farm, the Veterans Home, and Mt. Hope High School will join other volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans Home greenhouse to add another 10,000 daffodils to Bristol’s streetscape.
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Russell Burchard Russell Church Burchard, 79, of Little Compton and Dawsonville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2023 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Cheri(Fitzgerald)Burchar
Mary Genetti 101, Barrington |Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Genetti of Barrington, RI, passed away Nov 26, 2023 at the age of 101. A native of Lewiston, Maine, and graduate of Bates College, she was, for 60 years, the de
Aurore Lapre Aurore D. Lapre, 92, of Warren, RI passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Saturday, December 2, 2023. Wife of Roland L. Lapre, Sr. for over 72 years. Born in Warren, RI, she was the
Eagles overpower Huskies in rivalry showdown The Barrington High School football team capped its championship season with a commanding 36-7 win over Mt. Hope in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. The Eagles, who won the Division II …
Bragging rights on the line in Barrington on Thanksgiving Two familiar foes will square off on Thanksgiving Day in Barrington.   The Barrington High School football team, just days off its Division II State Championship victory, will host Mt. Hope …
East Bay Warriors win first Pop Warner title since 2012 It was a season for the history books for the East Bay Warriors Pop Warner football team, which included the first Rhode Island Southeastern Massachusetts (RISMA) Super Bowl victory in over a decade.
Mt. Hope girls soccer headed to D-1 championship game The Mt. Hope girls' soccer team is headed to the championship after edging Chariho 1-0 in the Division I semifinals at RIC on Tuesday night.
Letter: Republicans don’t seem to have any interest in governing

To the editor: I feel obliged to answer Mr. Hewett’s letter (“Voters in Rhode Island do not seem able to get it,” Portsmouth Times, Nov. 30) about the integrity, or perhaps …

Letter: Insanity

Every once in a while, someone writes an opinion piece in The Phoenix that is so outrageous that it has to be challenged.

Letter: Recognize a loved one with memorial tree

The commissioners are discussing the opportunity for a family to have a tree or trees in North Burial Ground memorialize a family member.

Letter: Look to Republicans for the true insanity

I do understand the meaning of insanity. I was able to witness it on January 6th...

Letter: Redefine your definition of insanity

My definition of insanity is any voter in Rhode Island who thinks a Republican actually stands a chance of winning an election in this state.

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