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Gov. declares 'disaster emergency,' closes roads as blizzard approaches

With heavy snow and high winds expected to create blizzard conditions and treacherous driving on Rhode Island roads tomorrow, Gov. Dan McKee has issued an executive order setting in place two types …
12-year-old Warren resident a rising football star
Meet 12-year-old Tyler Rhynard of Warren. Following in the footsteps of his high-powered athletic parents, Tyler is making his own … Read More
Bristol Town Council passes plan for revival of Walley School
The Bristol Town Council voted in favor of rehabilitating the Walley School into a community resource center with opportunities for … Read More
No word yet on cause of whale death in Little Compton
Scientists still don't know what caused the death of a young female humpback whale that washed up in Little Compton's Church Cove … Read More
Huskies crush Scituate 66-31, remain undefeated atop Division III
Mt. Hope remains undefeated atop Division III Photos and story by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.  Senior forward Rick Julien scored 18 … Read More
Shift in Mt. Hope robotics curriculum causes concern
The phasing out of dedicated robotics classes at Mt. Hope High School in favor of what the administration sees as a more robust … Read More
Blanc & Bleu, a unique European boutique, is open Saturdays in Unity Park
Blanc & Bleu offers home goods and decor that could best be described as French coastal cottage; the name also describes the shop’s … Read More
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Steven Michael Nemec, 67, Portsmouth Steven Michael Nemec, 67, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Jan. 21, 2022. He was born on Feb. 16, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Francis J. and Harriet Dione (Mobley) …
Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, 94, Bristol Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, age 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at Crestwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Zeitler.Born and raised in Bristol, a daughter of the late …
Mario A. Mancieri, 84, Bristol Mario A. “Red” Mancieri. Mario passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Bristol, RI. Mario was the son of Pantaleone ”Leo” and …
Ferris and White spark Huskies comeback victory Junior forward Reyn Ferris and sophomore guard Elsa White combined for 38 points to fuel a Huskies 55-47 comeback victory over Chariho in an away game on Monday night. The win boosts the teams …
Tiverton bests Mt. Hope 40-29, in physical division match up Tiverton girls basketball team beat Mt. Hope 40-29 in a physical division II match up at Mt. Hope High School on Friday night. The game featured tough defensive play between the east bay rivals. Bodies crashed under the basket vying for rebounds and they hit the floor in the front court as both teams set traps and made steals. The win evened the Tigers record at 3-3 and dropped the Huskies record to 1-7. 
Eagles skate past Huskies in Medeiros Cup game The Barrington High School boys hockey team outscored Mt. Hope 12-0 in the annual Medeiros Memorial Cup game at Portsmouth Abbey on Wednesday night, Jan. 5. The game served as a big win for both …
Huskies hockey looks to snap losing skid The Mt. Hope/East Providence High School boys’ hockey co-operative, now in its second season, has some work to do in the new year if the local entry expects to make a Division III playoff appearance.
Letter: Severe environmental concerns surround Robin Rug project

To the editor:We are writing today to express concerns surrounding the proposed Robin Rug development project on Thames Street.As abutters to the mill, we have always known that there was potential …

Letter: The HDC does retaliate against people — we lived it

To the editor:Following the lead story in the Jan. 20 edition of the Bristol Phoenix titled “An historic hassle?”, I wanted to provide some additional context regarding our complaint …

Letter: BCWA’s historical buildings deserve better than this

To the editor: Recently Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) made known its plan to demolish the Child Street (Route 103) pumping station and store house built by the Bristol and Warren Water Works …

Letter: A Democracy requires an open mind, even about abortion

To the editor: I have to wonder if Jack and Rita Parquette, authors of the Jan. 13 letter “Only those who support abortions should pay for them” have ever spent a year in …

Letter: Don’t allow Robin Rug developer to skirt Bristol’s Master Plan

To the editor:Developer Brady Sullivan is asking the Planning Board and Town Council to eliminate substantial benefits to Bristol taxpayers by changing the Zoning Map and Master Plan attached to …

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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.