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Celebrate Juneteenth in Bristol with a free, family-friendly event

The Bristol Middle Passage Port Marker Project will be holding a free event marking the national Juneteenth holiday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Saint Michael's Church Parish House, 399 Hope St.
Seven Barrington Scouts earn their Eagle rank
Barrington Boy Scouts Troop 2 held a special ceremony recently, recognizing seven young men who earned their Eagle Scout rank this … Read More
Bristol PD: Two arrested for vandalism
Bristol police made two arrests and responded to various animal-related issues between June 3-10, 2024. Read More
Warren PD: Police make four arrests, including two DUIs
Police made four arrests, and responded to a situation on Beth Avenue which resulted in a dog bite, between June 3-10, 2024. Read More
RIDEM approves proposed remedy for MMS ground contamination issue
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin Middle School renovation project is again able to move forward full bore after a plan to deal with soil … Read More
Barrington extends contract with resilience planning consultant
Members of the Barrington Town Council voted unanimously to extend the contract with resilience planning consultant Karlo Berger. … Read More
Bristol's First Baptist Church ready to unveil its renovated space
Not since the late 19th century has Bristol’s First Baptist Church enjoyed such a dramatic facelift. Read More
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First-ever East Providence Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday

Nearly 40 restaurants are taking part in the inaugural East Providence Restaurant Week, which begins this Sunday, June 16, and continues until Saturday, June 22. Throughout the week, participants …

Water Lantern Festival in Pawtucket Saturday night

Slater Park in Pawtucket is host site for the Water Lantern Festival this Saturday, June 15. The festival takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A ticket to the festival includes a floating lantern that …

Providence hosts Pridefest celebration and parade

Providence is the host of a Pridefest Celebration and Illuminated Parade this Saturday, June 15, from 12 to 10 p.m. in the city. The heart of the celebration takes place at District Park, 120 Peck …
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Obituaries
Frank Joslin III Frank R. "Richard" Joslin, III, 68, of Portsmouth, RI, formerly of Tiverton, RI, passed away on June 11, 2024 in the Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Fra
Justin Perry Justin Perry, 50, of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at his residence. Born in Providence, RI, he grew up in Warren, RI. He was the beloved son of Bernadette Perry
Dorothy Searle Dorothy Searle, 89, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2024, with family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond D. Searle. Born and raised in Warren, she was the daughter of
Sports
EPHS female relays fare best at New England Outdoor Track & Field Meet Whether it was Conley Stadium in Providence for the state meet the week prior or Wildcat Stadium on the campus of the University of New Hampshire like it was June 8 for the 77th Annual New England …
Post 10 squads ready for start of 2024 Legion Baseball league slates EAST PROVIDENCE — The respective Riverside Post 10 teams, sponsored in part by the ATC (Athletes turned Champion) performance center owned and operated by East Providence High School coach …
Eagles compete at New England Track and Field Championship Members of the Barrington High School boys outdoor track team brought home three top-six finishes at the New England Championships on Saturday, June 8. The event was held at the University of New …
Repairs, renovations to East Providence school facilities begin in earnest as term ends EAST PROVIDENCE — The district has access to and continues to explore ways of utilizing a portion of the balance of upwards of some $7.4 million in new East Providence High School construction …
Opinion
Letter: In defense of daffodils

Every garden bed should have some, especially a prominent one that greets visitors and residents coming and going.

Letter: The good old days

Those were the good old days. They say the country is progressing, but in what direction?

Letter: A poem about Flag Day

Standing under, and for, this Colored Umbrella, our Flag, our Freedom...May it always be.

Letter: A fun little game for Bristolians

Can you find which one doesn't belong?

Letter: Agreed that Rogers Library as a gem

I now live in Minnesota but appreciate the exciting improvements I read about in The Bristol Phoenix today.

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