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13-year-old Bristol soccer standout tries out for national team

Emma Goglia, a 13-year-old soccer standout from Bristol, was invited to train with the best of the best at a talent search put on by the U-15 Women’s Youth National Team.
Independence Park approved as site for Port Marker memorial
The exact specifications of the memorial — including what it would say, how it would look, and where precisely it would go in the … Read More
Shaw, Malafronte lead Huskies past North Smithfield 3-1
Mia Shaw posted ten kills and 16 assists as Mt. Hope came from behind to beat North Smithfield 3-1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21) at … Read More
Two RWU students conduct cutting-edge lasers research
The two undergraduates got to test-drive NASA-grade tools, learning how to build a laser, handle fiber optic components, and operate a … Read More
State replacing bike path bridges
Nearly three years to the day the state closed the East Bay Bike Path bridges, officials gathered to celebrate their upcoming … Read More
Portsmouth firefighters save man who fell from boat
PORTSMOUTH — Two swimmers from the Portsmouth Fire Department rescued a man who spent about 20 minutes in the water after falling … Read More
Inflation, increased need puts pressure on East Bay Food Pantry
Inflation, combined with a decreased focus on the pandemic and the food insecurity it caused, has led to increased need for the … Read More
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Popular Porchfest returns to downtown Bristol on Sunday

Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., Bristol PorchFest 2022 will feature 9 porches and 18 musical acts.

It's Raptor Weekend at the Audubon

Raptor Weekend returns to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Nature Center this weekend. Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of these …

'Assault on the First Amendment' focus of Thursday event

The struggle to preserve the principles of the First Amendment will be the topic of the opening Bosworth Lecture to be held on Thursday, Sept 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Free Library (Bristol). The …
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Jose Costa Jose Simoes Costa, 50, of Oliver Street passed away on September 20, 2022 at Silver Creek Nursing & Rehab. He was the husband of the late Jenna (Felix) Costa. Born in Hanford, CA, he was the son of
Anibal Germano Anibal Pereira Germano, 57, of Bristol, passed away on September 23, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Relva, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Joao and Silvana (Pereira) Germano
Ilda Gomes Ilda (Oliveira) Gomes, 84, of Gregg Drive passed away on September 24, 2022 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice. She was formerly married to Abilio Gomes. Born in Loures, Portugal, she was the daughter of
Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

RIFAC athletes complete busy summer, start new season EAST PROVIDENCE — The new month marked a new season for the athletes at the city-bases Rhode Island Fencing Academy, who took part in the Boston Fencing Club sponsored Regional Junior/Cadet …
Jackson nets four in win over Barrington Freshman striker Thea Jackson scored four goals as the Mt. Hope girls soccer team thrashed Barrington 6-0 in a Division I home game on Friday evening. Senior midfielder Abby Razzino and sophomore …
 Pacheco rushes for 117 yards, touchdown in Huskies loss Senior running back Brock Pacheco rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown as the Mt. Hope football team fell to Pilgrim 24-9 in front of a healthy home crowd on Thursday night. The team is currently 1-1 …
Soccer team loses heartbreaker to Classical 2-1 in home opener The Mt. Hope soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Classical in front of a decent crowd despite a drizzly in the home opener on Wednesday night. The game looked to be headed for overtime, …
Letter: A welcome place for healthy dialogue

To the editor: Walking into the small room on the first floor of the library to a full house reminded me how much I have missed the free to all Bosworth Lecture Series.I have had the pleasure of …

Letter: The ACLU and Their Rose Colored Glasses

To the editor: Regarding the ACLU Op-Ed by Steven Brown and Hannah Stern in the September 8 edition of the Phoenix, I have to ask, what part of privacy do they feel is being violated in a public …

Letter: On last week’s article about the family safe

To the editor: I very much appreciate the lovely article written by Christy Nadalin “Cracked safe finds family treasures” in the Sept. 8, 2022 issue of the Bristol Phoenix.But one …

Letter: Thank you for your generosity to help those in need

To the editor: The East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop (EBFP) would like to thank the many Thrift Shop donors who continue to provide high-quality items for our store. Sales of these donated …

Op-Ed: Bridge cameras would jeopardize public privacy

The following letter was sent from the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to the board of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and its executive director, Lori Silviera, as …

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