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Guests tour Navy drug-busting ship during stop in Bristol

The USS Tornado, a cyclone class patrol ship, happily greeted Bristol residents and visitors on July 3 and 4 as part of the Bristol Fourth of July celebration. The ship made three successful drug …
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
Interactive celebration thrills Bristol Fourth crowd (VIDEO)
It was all sunshine and smiles yesterday as Bristol celebrated its 234th Fourth of July parade and festivities. Spectators and … Read More
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Obituaries
Carol Ann Marshall, 74, of Bristol Carol Ann Marshall, 74, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Fall River, Mass., Carol was the daughter of the late Armand and Mary (Proto) Hamel. …
Carmela “Millie” Lima, 93, of Bristol Carmela “Millie” Lima, 93, passed away at her home on July 5, 2019, comfortably surrounded by family. Millie was married to the late Manuel V. Lima for 34 years. Millie was the …
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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: 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 …
Letter: Horrific accident should be call for safer intersection What should have been a happy Fourth turned tragic for neighbors and us. We witnessed a horrific event. It’s not unfamiliar to us to see traffic accidents at the corner of Mount Hope Avenue …
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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