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Knitters warm kids' day with hats and mittens

Dozens of children in the Head Start program will be a little warmer this winter, after they were given hand-knit hats and mittens made by a group of local knitters. The students are all enrolled …

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Bristol joins effort to 'pause' the virus, limiting some town services
Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente has announced several actions being taken at the local level to coincide with the State of … Read More
Warren DMV branch closing for good
Warren's part time DMV branch at Warren Government Center has been closed since March. Now, it has likely served its last … Read More
Huskies beat Pilgrim in triple overtime, head to D-II championship
The Mt. Hope soccer team is headed for the D-II Championship game after beating Pilgrim 1-1, 3-0, in triple overtime in a semifinal … Read More
After a brief career in the NFL, he's setting powerlifting records
As anyone who has chased a dream will tell you, whether you reach your goal or not, adjusting to what comes after can be a challenge. … Read More
Governor: Two week 'pause' begins Nov. 30 — social gatherings stop immediately
With cases continuing to surge and hospitals now reaching 97 percent capacity of their available COVID-19 beds, Gov. Gina Raimondo … Read More
Volunteers planning some holiday magic in downtown Bristol
The Bristol Christmas Festival Committee had to get creative when planning its large-scale events in the era of COVID, so this … Read More
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Obituaries
Agnes Dorothy Marshall, 91, of Bristol Agnes Dorothy (Alves) Marshall, 91, a lifelong resident of Bristol, R.I., died, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Warren, R.I. She was the wife of the late Joseph …
Josephine Calce, 88, of Bristol Josephine Calce, 88, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Saint Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Marco Calce Jr. Josephine was born in Bristol, the …
Maria Estrella Sousa, 93, of Bristol Maria Estrella (Correia) Sousa, 93, of Orchard Street, Bristol, passed away on Nov. 23, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late Hermano Medeiros Sousa. Born in Sta. Antonio, …
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Sports
Eagles best Huskies 5-1 in soccer rivalry game The Barrington High School boys soccer team, trailing 1-0 in the first half, came from behind to beat Mt. Hope, 5-1, in a non-league soccer rivalry game in front of a crowd at Vendituolli Field on a …
Portsmouth defeat defending D-II champs in girls' tennis The Portsmouth High School girls’ tennis team defeated the defending state champions, Mt. Hope, by a score of 6-1 in a Division II matchup Saturday at home. The second doubles team of the …
Sans football, RIIL announces playing of most fall sports in 2020 WARWICK — Most fall high school sports, with the notable exception of football, will be played as scheduled in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a decision rendered by the Rhode Island …
RIIL delays start of most fall high school sports PROVIDENCE — Cross country and tennis, at the moment, are the only two sports likely to begin nearly on time this fall, according to a 16-page outline provided to high school administrators …
Opinion
Lette: News reporting vs. editorial — two different things

Surprised. That is the word I keep returning to after reading the letter to the editor by Donna DeLeo Bruno: “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix.” The letter begins with the …

Letter: We actually can discern a lot about the President’s character

In regard to the Nov. 19 letter to the Phoenix entitled “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix,” the writer asserts that character cannot be confirmed. Perhaps not, but …

Letter: Let’s be honest, forgive, and be thankful

In the days following an historic election, it has been interesting to see some individuals attempting to put their own spin on the intentions of Bristol’s voters and the local election …

Letters: Will representatives listen to Bristol voters on ‘Plantations’ vote?

Bristolians should be proud that they had the integrity to reject Question 1 and keep “Providence Plantations.” Our district representatives (so-called) had better sit up and take notice …

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