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Well, ok, it’s alright for a town to have a second song. And we are just a couple of weeks away from Bristol’s 340th birthday —September 1680. The town had quite a festive 275th … more
Thelma L. (Scholes) Wheelock, 98, of Westport, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at home. She was wife of the late Donald T. Wheelock, Sr. Born in Tiverton, daughter of the late George W. and … more
How refreshing to see the open dialogue on the Opinion pages of the Bristol Phoenix. People freely speaking their mind, something we too often take for granted in this country Whether it is … more
A band with local ties will offer a concert to boaters along the Barrington River later this summer. The Contusion Band, which features Barrington's Stella Densley, will play a concert from the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As social gathering limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been loosened a bit in recent weeks, more and more residents as well as visitors to the city are getting a … more
“Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies the coupled color of a brindled cow …” So begins the first stanza of my favorite poem, “Pied Beauty,” … more
Last week the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced an additional $1.4 million round of grants (in addition to $3.3 million awarded in February) to help communities and … more
Robert S. Ferrara, 82, of Bristol died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. He was the husband of the late Anna M. (Andreozzi) Ferrara. He was the significant other of Linda … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division entry into the Rhode Island 19-20 Elite Baseball League improved to 8-2 with a 5-0 victory over host Scituate 1 Wednesday night, Aug. … more
Army veteran, family historian Clifford Joseph “Kip” Soderlund, 83, of East Providence, died peacefully on August 3, 2020. Born and raised in East Providence, he was son of the late … more
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