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Donovan bill would ban intentional release of balloons

PROVIDENCE — The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing tomorrow, Jan. 28, on legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Donovan (D-Dist. 69, Bristol, Portsmouth) to protect the …
Councilor prods East Providence property owners to properly display house numbers
EAST PROVIDENCE — At the January 21 meeting of the body, Ward 4 Councilor Ricardo Mourato took a light-hearted approach to a serious … Read More
Mt. Hope wrestlers look sharp as they prep for the state tournament
The Mt. Hope wrestling team beat East Providence, 60-12, but fell to Cumberland, 39-30, and Hope, 34-26, during a quad meet at East … Read More
Family sues Bristol Warren district over son’s suspension
Jodi and Michael Camelo of Bristol are suing the Bristol Warren Regional School District for what they assert was an egregious … Read More
Gen. Baccus submits R.I. Veterans' Home resignation
Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus, administrator of the Rhode Island Veterans' Home for the past 11 years, has submitted his resignation, to be … Read More
Bristol Police: Woman flees into woods after trying to buy cell phone
A young woman from New Jersey briefly fled into the woods near a busy commercial intersection after allegedly attempting to buy a new … Read More
America’s pastime alive and well in Bristol
With an expanded board and a new leader at the helm, Bristol’s King Philip Little League is looking to buck national trends and … Read More
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Obituaries
Irene R. Barboza, 97, of Bristol, Mrs. Irene R. (Relle) Barboza, age 97, of Bristol, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late David Barboza, …
Anthony F. Camporiale, Jr., 64, a native of Bristol Anthony F. Camporiale, Jr., 64, known as ‘Tony’ to all his friends and loved ones, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 16, 1955, he was the son of Anthony …
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Sports
Eagles crush Huskies in Medeiros Cup game The Barrington High School boys hockey team celebrated an 8-1 victory over Mt. Hope in the annual JP Medeiros Memorial Cup game at Portsmouth Abbey rink on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Huskies actually …
RWU's Opalka earns yet another CCC women's hoops award BRISTOL — For the third time to date this season and for the second in a row, Roger Williams University’s Karli Opalka has been named as the Commonwealth Coast Conference women’s …
East Bay girls hockey rolls over Cranston, 8-3 PORTSMOUTH — The East Bay girls’ hockey team won its third game in a row last Thursday, Jan. 2, crushing Cranston, 8-3, during a league game at Portsmouth Abbey.
Opinion
Letter: BCWA customers, here is why your rates are increasing Water is one of our most valuable resources. We were acutely reminded of this last year when our only source of supply, the East Bay Pipeline, was found to have a leak and needed to be shut down for …
Editorial: Taxes and the damage done Bravo to Governor Gina Raimondo for aiming to make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to get all of its power from renewable energy. That end-of decade goal might just be achievable and could …
Commentary: On 10th anniversary, congressman calls for end to ‘Citizens United’ Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court …
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Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 Bristol Phoenix.
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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.