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Anti-overdose drug being installed throughout Bristol

Opioid overdose is currently the leading cause of death among adults age 50 and under in the United States. In 2017 alone, 323 Rhode Islanders lost their lives to overdose, which is more …
Artwork damaged during Quinn estate fire on Poppasquash
Artwork, books and other personal belongings are amidst the damage sustained from a house fire that broke out at the Quinn estate … Read More
Passing float is part of Bristol parade wedding proposal
The Fourth of July Parade wasn’t the only thing worth celebrating along a stretch of High Street last Thursday. As parade … Read More
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
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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
Letter: Bristol can treat out-of-town boaters better As a local resident and lifelong boater who has enjoyed all that our beautiful harbor and bay have to offer, I feel compelled to offer a much needed suggestion to our harbormaster department. With …
Letter: Our schools and community need to focus on the future Our school system has encountered some big challenges of late. We have reached this point over time, not overnight. The corrections will take time and effort, as well. We have elected a talented, …
Letter: Please overrule the current DOT plan for Silver Creek An open letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo: You know me as an ardent supporter here in Bristol.  You have been to our building on several occasions, visiting our studio for meetings, and also …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on July 11, 2019.
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Bristol Legal Notices – June 20, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on June 19, 2019.

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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.