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'The Herreshoff Legacy' photo exhibit opens this week

Bristol boats, a Bristol company and a Bristol photographer will be at the center of an exhibit opening this Friday at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, Mass. An opening reception is this …
Police alerted after girl approached outside Kickemuit Middle School
Warren and Bristol police are investigating after a Kickemuit Middle School student reported being approached by a man in a white … Read More
Bristol names longtime officer and administrator new chief of police
Bristol will soon install its fourth police chief in the past six months, but it expects this one to last a while. Kevin Lynch, a … Read More
Bristol Warren pays former superintendent $100,000 in settlement
The Bristol Warren Regional School District will send a final check to former Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade this Friday, … Read More
Kickemuit dam removal will cost $1.6 million
It could cost ratepayers as much as $1.6 million to fund the removal of the Bristol County Water Authority’s old dam just north of … Read More
Police say two Bristol businesses sold vape products to minors
Bristol police officers busted two retail businesses for selling vaping products to minors during an undercover operation over the … Read More
Porchfest brings crowd to historic Bristol neighborhood
The charm and quaintness of lower High Street and vicinity served as the perfect backdrop for the second annual PorchFest this past … Read More
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Manuel F. Ribeiro, Jr., 95, of Bristol Manuel F. Ribeiro, Jr., 95, of Bristol, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, Bristol. He was the husband of the late Rita (Langlois) Ribeiro. Manuel was born in …
Richard Drew, 87, Riverside Richard Drew, 87, of Riverside, RI died Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. He was the son of the late Charles and Phyllis Drew of Riverside and beloved husband of the late Jane (Cross) Drew. He leaves his …
Trending Stories
East Providence edges Mt. Hope in non-league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Juan Diaz scored three of the five East Providence High School football touchdowns, including two 20-plus yard rumbles in the third quarter to put the locals ahead for good as the …
For the love of Bocce — A Bristol pastime continues to thrive A game which began centuries ago is still considered very popular with many people living in our fair community. Here is Bristol and surrounding areas you’ll find independent leagues in …
Final Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth called ‘bittersweet’ PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point 5 Miler went out with a bang. The 16th and last running of the annual race, a benefit for the Portsmouth High School Music Boosters, came to an official close Sunday morning in festive fashion.
Editorial: Kudos to police for investigation into vaping sales There is growing national alarm about the unrecognized dangers of vaping — people are literally dropping dead — which is why all parents should applaud a Bristol Police Department sting …
Editorial: Save the dam, save Bristol County's water supply At the risk of sounding redundant, we once again implore the Bristol County Water Authority to stop dismantling a freshwater supply that served this region for more than a century. They won’t …
Letter: Help us keep Nature's Classroom alive this year “When you are in Nature’s Classroom you can take a break from the outside world. You build bonds and get closer with your classmates and teachers.” “It helped me learn more …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 19, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 19 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Aug. 22,  2019.

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