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Bristol saying goodbye to Town Treasurer

Julie Goucher, Bristol's Treasurer and Finance Director, is moving on.
USS Milwaukee coming to Bristol for July 4th weekend
The ship will anchor off Bristol but will not be available for public tours. Read More
What goes into a safe and happy 4th?
What does it take to keep a town full of revelers safe on Bristol’s big day? We asked the experts. Read More
Bristol's Town Council among hot races in 2022 election
There are many hopefuls running for limited seats on the the School Committee and Town Council this year. Read More
Bristol sailors take home Thayer Trophy
The two-day regatta featured tough conditions, but a dominant performance from Bristol Yacht Club women took home the trophy. Read More
Mt. Hope Liquor celebrates 40 years in Bristol
Recently, the Teixeiras were presented a citation from the Bristol Town Council marking their 40th year of owning Mt. Hope Liquors. … Read More
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Check it out – The 2022 Bristol Fourth Parade Order of March

Follow along on parade day in Bristol, home of the oldest, continuous Fourth of July celebration in the nation.

Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

Three nights left in Bristol Fourth concert series

There are three nights left in the Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series, which ends Saturday, July 2. Taking the stage will be a beloved local rock band that's been taking stages for decades, a …
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Obituaries
Anne Rocha Anne P. (McDonnell) Rocha 79, of Little Compton, RI passed away peacefully at home on June 29th, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the Loving wife of the late James J. Rocha. Born in C
Adeline Calitri 91, of Barrington passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Freddy Calitri. Addie was born in Great Falls, Montana, a daughter of the late Fiorino and Lillian (Taba
Frank Marcoccia 83, of Middle Highway, Barrington, died peacefully on June 29, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Lynda S. (Luther) Marcoccia. Born in Rome, Italy, a son of
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Sports
DeWolf, Towers fuel Bristol-Warren all-stars to back to back wins The Bristol-Warren Little League 12U all-stars shut out Newport 5-0 at Bristol Memorial field on Saturday and crushed Pawtucket 15-3 on the road on Sunday to earn a winner’s bracket …
Tunnelmen defeat Grays in annual vintage ball game Throwback baseball from a bygone era took its turn last Saturday on the Bristol Town Common under sunlit skies and windy conditions. In the end, the visiting Lisbon Tunnelmen of Connecticut …
East Bay team wins lacrosse state championship Three East Bay Lacrosse teams made it to the state championship finals games held at URI last weekend.  The East Bay Girls Grades 7/8 Division I team played a hard-fought game and lost to …
Post 10 Seniors start 2022 Legion Baseball slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility/Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club opened up its 2022 Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League season last week a …
Opinion
Letter: Republican autocracy is out of touch with the citizenry

To the editor:The Phoenix editorial of last week recorded the loss of the dearly loved high school principal, Dr. Deb DiBiase. This is just another instance of the local Republican autocracy being …

Letter: There are better uses for Robin Rug than apartments

I pass by these buildings many times a week on my bicycle rides and I can think of many ways to use this land and none of them involve condos or apartments.

Letter: We must demand affordable housing at Robin Rug

To the editor:The new development at Robin Rug will not benefit the people of Bristol without inclusion of affordable housing.Affordable housing is the answer for many people who have lived in …

Letter: Based on performance, Mt. Hope needs a new leader

To the editor:Ana Riley made the right decision to remove Deb DiBase as the principal at Mt. Hope High School. Anyone who spends time to look at academic performance, student (and teacher) attendance …

Letter: Thanks to Cortvriend, Seveney for PFAS ban

To the editor, I want to thank State Rep. Terri Cortvriend (District 72-Portsmouth, Middletown) and State Sen. Jim Seveney (District 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton), for sponsoring legislation …

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