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Bristol Police: Two arrests for DUI, plus numerous rabid skunks

Bristol  police officers made a handful of arrests, including two for DUI, from Feb. 15 to 21. They also charged the owner of a new juice bar with numerous drug and weapons offenses — an …

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Bristol vaccination clinic receives double what was expected
Brtistol town officials are hitting the phones this week after receiving word that their anticipated allotment of COVID-19 vaccine for … Read More
Mt. Hope-East Providence hockey defeats Coventry in overtime
WEST WARWICK — Nate Marshall’s power play goal late in overtime lifted the Mt. Hope-East Providence High School hockey co-op to a … Read More
Prendergast and Pavao lead Mt. Hope to regional state title
Prendergast and Pavao lead Mt. Hope to regional state title   PHOTOS BY JULIE FURTADO   19: The champion Mt. Hope … Read More
Bristol Warren schools face unprecedented budget crisis
Bristol Warren Regional school administrators are facing the reality of laying off dozens of full time employees, cutting the hockey … Read More
In Portsmouth: 'Love at first spike'
PORTSMOUTH — With all of the recent snowfall we’ve been experiencing, maybe sand volleyball hasn’t been at the forefront of your … Read More
Razzino scores 17 as Huskies wallop Mt. Pleasant 62-46
Sophomore point guard Abby Razzino scored 17 points as the Mt. Hope high school girls basketball team squashed Mt. Pleasant, 62-46, in … Read More
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Obituaries
Gail Lillian Peloquin,78, formerly of Bristol and Warren Gail Lillian Peloquin,78, formerly of Warren and Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on Feb, 21, 2021, with family by her side at Tockwotton on the Waterfront in East Providence. She was born to …
Joan Kemmy Janario, 79, of Bristol A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many, Joan Kemmy Janario, 79, of Bristol, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Rhode Island …
Dorothy M. Girard, 93, Bristol Dorothy Margaret (Quintal) Girard, of Bristol, Rhode Island, died, Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the day before her 94th birthday. Dorothy was the proud mother of Brian Girard, Karen Girard …
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Sports
Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …
East Bay girls skate past Cranston, win 10-3 Kat Barker scored the first two goals of the game and added two more later on, guiding the East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team to a 10-3 victory over Cranston on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Barker, a …
Playoffs may be out of reach as Huskies fall to Pilgrim, 75-41 The playoff picture for the Huskies is starting to look bleak as the team loss at Pilgrim, 75-41 on Friday night. The team dropped their Division II record to 3-4 and now are in a …
Gymnastics team beats Barrington and Rogers in dual meet for seventh straight win The Mt. Hope girls’ gymnastics team posted its best team score of the season, 133.05, in defeating Barrington, 128.55, and Rogers, 99.75, in a dual home meet at Strive Gymnastics on Saturday. …
Opinion
Letter: Gun ownership in the U.S. is outrageously high

In the Feb. 18 Bristol Phoenix, the opinion page includes a long letter disputing the fact that the rise in violent crime is directly related to the rise in gun ownership. The author neglects to …

Letter: Council’s reception does not bode well for bikers

At last week’s Bristol Town Council meeting, the council gave what was described by the Phoenix as “a somewhat reluctant endorsement” to the extension of a bicycle network to the …

Letter: Many residents are opposed to this bike path design

In the Feb. 18 Bristol Phoenix, an article concerning the design of the proposed bike path on Ferry Road stated that 14 residents had written to the Bristol Town Council to support the plan and only …

Letter: Using Ferry Road as a bike path is not safe

I am grateful for Bristol Community Development Director Diane Williamson and her team, who with vision and vigor are championing the effort to connect the East Bay bike path to the Mount Hope …

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