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New university president takes the helm at Roger Williams

Monday was just his first day on the job, but as he walked around campus, Ioannis Miaoulis, the 11th president of Roger Williams University, was greeted by returning faculty like an old friend. The …
Mt. Hope Bridge is stage for ropes training program
As motorists passed by on the road up above and boats sailed through in the water down below, a small crew of men were busy at work … Read More
Full Channel changes name to i3 Broadband
Sam Valencia didn’t cut an old-fashioned telephone cord with the giant pair of scissors loaned to him Thursday by the East Bay … Read More
Another Bristol man claims abuse by David Barboza
John Vento grew up a few doors away from the old Hydraulion Engine and Hose Co. fire station, when it was located in a small, … Read More
Pokanokets initiate two warriors in ancient tradition
Pokanoket Nation tribal members initiated two spiritual warriors recently, as the tribe held a centuries-old Pokanoket tradition in … Read More
Portsmouth also approves resolution for bridge tower lights
PORTSMOUTH — Town councils from Portsmouth and Bristol have both unanimously approved a resolution proposed by local resident John … Read More
VIDEO: 'There's nothing left' following Warren fire
A massive, intensely hot fire completely leveled a large waterfront home at Touisset Point Monday afternoon, leaving the 1935 … Read More
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Obituaries
JoAnn Collins, 66, of Bristol JoAnn (Proto) Collins, 66, of Kickemuit Avenue passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of Charles E. Collins III. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the …
H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Bristol H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of 41 Usher Terrace, Bristol, passed away on Wednesday August 14, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fall River to …
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Sports
Bristol man hired to help run national wrestling association Dave Kemmy, who made quite a name for himself as one of the winningest high school and collegiate wrestling coaches, is on the move to bigger and better things. Recently, the National Wrestling …
Portsmouth Recreation Department offers flag football PORTSMOUTH — Have a child who’d like to play football, but doesn’t want to get knocked around or commit to four days of practice every week? The Portsmouth Recreation …
Bristol girls win soccer title in dramatic shootout The Bristol and Cranston U12 girls’ soccer teams faced off last month at the Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex in a battle to win the Rhode Island U12 Gold State Title. Going into the game, …
Opinion
Editorial: Fifty-five years and counting We were remiss, and considering the current state of our politics and our societal ills it was a glaring omission, in not recognizing the 55th anniversary of the signing by President Lyndon B. …
Letter: A brighter bridge would mean more light pollution To the editor: The Mt. Hope Bridge is a classic. She is beautiful by day and beautiful by night.  But there are even more beautiful lights at night than hers.  We call those lights …
Letter: Kudos for seeing through flim-flam Belvedere logic Kudos to our Zoning Board for seeing through the flim-flam reasoning behind the ‘Belvedere at Thames St.’ project. As dissenting members of the Planning Board and Historic District …
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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