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Some churches are taking their time before reopening

Pastor Burton Bagby-Grose of Bristol’s First Congregational Church has a familiar call-and-response that he enjoys doing with his congregation. “I’ll say, ‘No matter who …
Bristol police department getting back to ‘normal’ operations
Two months ago, the Bristol Police Department split in two. On Monday, they’re getting the gang back together again. Chief Kevin … Read More
Gallery: Elisha Project, E.P. Boys & Girls Club food delivery event
RIVERSIDE — City-based Elisha Project partnered with the East Providence Boys & Girls Club to distribute food to more than 1,000 … Read More
Warren Town council considers pay increase
Warren Town Council members are holding off for now on a plan that would give them regular pay adjustments based on the Consumer Price … Read More
Barrington Planning Board denies Starbucks plan
Members of the Barrington Planning Board support the development of a new Starbucks restaurant in town, but not if it includes a … Read More
Medical marijuana site wins Westport planners’ approval
WESTPORT — After several lengthy hearings, the Planning Board voted its unanimous approval on May 20 for Westport’s first medical … Read More
Behind the scenes as Bristol introduces its 2020 chief marshal
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee was introduced to the chief marshal for its 2020 celebration by unusual means Wednesday … Read More
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Obituaries
Joan M. O’Connell, 88, Barrington Joan M. (Thibert) O’Connell, 88, formerly of Tanglewood Drive, Barrington died peacefully on May 21, 2020 at the Hallworth House, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of …
Nancy L. Handshaw, 72, Riverside Nancy L. (Christey) Handshaw, 72, of Holland Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on May 15, 2020 at Eastgate Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Handshaw.Born in …
Sports
EPHS soccer sides stay in place under next realignment proposal EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ soccer sides are likely to stay put under the proposed realignment plans being considered by the Rhode Island …
Barrington fifth-graders celebrate strong season Team Gold — a BYBA grade 5 basketball team — was poised for a title run before the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of the league playoffs. Prior to the abrupt ending to the …
Barrington celebrates its spring sports student-athletes What could have been. More than 70 Barrington High School senior student-athletes have been left wondering if this was the year for a division title, for an all-class selection, or maybe even a …
Opinion
Arlene Violet: Change should be in the air Change should be in the air with how our country does some business in the future. Clearly, the United States was at the mercy of receiving supplies from other countries after a reasonable stockpile …
Letter: Well done, Louis Cirillo! As I learned that our longtime Town Clerk Lou Cirillo is wanting to retire, he deserves a “JOB WELL DONE” on his service to the Town of Bristol. May he enjoy retirement, and …
Letter: State must find revenue while stimulating the economy As we begin to re-open our economy and our communities gradually get back to work, it is important to keep in mind that the coronavirus is still among us. Our governor, health director and town …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – May 7, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on May 7, 2020.
Warren Legal Notices – May 6, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on May 6, 2020.

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