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Celebrate Juneteenth in Bristol with a free, family-friendly event

The Bristol Middle Passage Port Marker Project will be holding a free event marking the national Juneteenth holiday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Saint Michael's Church Parish House, 399 Hope St.
Bristol PD: Two arrested for vandalism
Bristol police made two arrests and responded to various animal-related issues between June 3-10, 2024. Read More
Bristol's First Baptist Church ready to unveil its renovated space
Not since the late 19th century has Bristol’s First Baptist Church enjoyed such a dramatic facelift. Read More
Post 10 squads ready for start of 2024 Legion Baseball league slates
EAST PROVIDENCE — The respective Riverside Post 10 teams, sponsored in part by the ATC (Athletes turned Champion) performance center … Read More
Bristol Firemen’s Memorial honors service over self
Intermittent rain and wind may have dampened parade attendance, but the heart and soul of Bristol’s annual Firemen’s Memorial was … Read More
On Prudence Island, a graduation of her own
PRUDENCE ISLAND — There was no long procession leading down to an athletic field, no band playing “Pomp and Circumstance,” and … Read More
East Bay legislators lead the way on gun violence prevention bills
One bill that gun violence prevention advocates claim as their biggest success during this year's session, and two more bills intended … Read More
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They occupied Linden Place for a month for creative inspiration

The reading of works and discussion for the 2024 Writers Residency participants will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

George Washington’s gardener is coming to Bristol

Employed at Mount Vernon for more than 50 years, J. Dean Norton has devoted his career to researching 18th-century gardens and gardening practices. On June 3, he'll bring his nationally recognized expertise to Linden Place.

Fundraiser to be held Sunday for KMS Outdoor Learning Zone

Mount Hope Farm will host a family fun day to raise money to help build the new outdoor learning zone at Kickemuit Middle School.
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Obituaries
Frank Joslin III Frank R. "Richard" Joslin, III, 68, of Portsmouth, RI, formerly of Tiverton, RI, passed away on June 11, 2024 in the Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Fra
Justin Perry Justin Perry, 50, of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at his residence. Born in Providence, RI, he grew up in Warren, RI. He was the beloved son of Bernadette Perry
Dorothy Searle Dorothy Searle, 89, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2024, with family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond D. Searle. Born and raised in Warren, she was the daughter of
Sports
Jackson places fourth in dash, triple jump at state meet The Mt. Hope girls track team placed 12 with 24.20 points during the RI state track championships at Conley Stadium on Saturday. Sophomore Thea Jackson had a good day in both the track and field …
Knapman, Browne power Huskies past Toll Gate 12-5, head to semis Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 3 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team pounded Toll Gate 12-5 in the Division 3 quarterfinals at home on Thursday night. Goalkeeper Ethan Labolita made 15 …
RWU sails past Ivy League competition to national championship The RWU Hawks finished on top of the leader board against top sailing teams from Harvard, Yale, and Brown at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Open Team Race National Championship.
Clippers spoil Santerre’s outing, sink Huskies 10-0 Junior Ethan Santerre was pitching a gem against third place, 9-4 Cumberland. The mighty Clippers managed just a single run against the lefty, who had struck out five through the first five innings, keeping them off balance with a nasty, down-and-in, slider, fastball and changeup. Santerre unfortunately tired in the sixth and Cumberland took advantage, exploding for 6 runs to take a 7-0 lead.
Opinion
Letter: In defense of daffodils

Every garden bed should have some, especially a prominent one that greets visitors and residents coming and going.

Letter: The good old days

Those were the good old days. They say the country is progressing, but in what direction?

Letter: A poem about Flag Day

Standing under, and for, this Colored Umbrella, our Flag, our Freedom...May it always be.

Letter: A fun little game for Bristolians

Can you find which one doesn't belong?

Letter: Agreed that Rogers Library as a gem

I now live in Minnesota but appreciate the exciting improvements I read about in The Bristol Phoenix today.

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