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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 Interim Superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School …
Up from the ashes — the Wood Street extension in Bristol
Bristol has always had the power to create a work-around for the state’s planned closure of Route 114 over Silver Creek, but … Read More
Critics make the case for a ‘better’ Belvedere in Bristol
Pleasantries were scare and patience was wearing thin during the second marathon “Belvedere at Thames Street” Zoning Board … Read More
Another setback for Bristol County's broken pipeline
Two weeks ago, the Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) had a plan to fix its leaking lifeline. Now it’s back to the drawing … Read More
Serious motorcycle accident triggers calls for safety
For many of the residents living near the intersection of Mount Hope and Fox Hill avenues, the day was looking to be like any other … Read More
Firefighters respond to blaze at Quinn estate on Poppasquash
Firefighters from Bristol and neighboring towns are on the scene of a fire at the Quinn estate on Poppasquash Road in Bristol. The … Read More
Portsmouth women’s co-op to release book at Blithewold, Bristol
PORTSMOUTH — Honoring a memory through the art of pastry, connecting cultures by way of traditional cuisine. Finding strength in … 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
Editorial: Striped bass penalties aren’t tough enough Fishermen who do not respect the ocean, nor the fish they catch from it, should pay greater punishments than those handed out by a district court judge last week. Michael Saviano of Warren was …
Letter: Chamber opposes DOT plan for Silver Creek closure The following was sent to R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti as well as Gov. Gina Raimondo and municipal leaders in Barrington, Warren and Bristol. The East Bay Chamber of …
Editorial: Some Bristol parade spectators are out of bounds Congratulations to Bristol Fourth of July Parade Chairwoman Michelle Martins, her parade team and the entire Fourth committee for another outstanding effort. The nation’s proudest Fourth of …
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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