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The “sport of kings” has come to Bristol, and organizers hope it’s here to stay. If you’ve ever passed through Portsmouth around 5 p.m. on a summer Saturday, you know where … more
TIVERTON — As a result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation, members of the Bristol County (Mass.) District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Veronica Reading, 36, of 16 Mill St., … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team thumped newfound rival Johnston, 8-1, in a Division II contest on a chilly late summer afternoon Thursday, Sept. 12, at Pierce … more
She was standing alone in the streets of Paris, more than 3,000 miles from her Bristol home. Except Tammy Medeiros was not really unaccompanied, not truly. Finally, right in front of her, was the … more
Families cannot be asked to pay for field trips, and because of that, thousands of students will be denied enriching experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Hyperbole? Unfortunately, … more
Some of Warren’s finest and bravest will be honored next month for their life-saving actions in several recent emergencies. At its October meeting, the Warren Town Council is expected to honor … more
A brief but heated exchange took place between the current town council president and a former town council member at the meeting on Monday night, Sept. 9. The clash occurred during the portion of … more
I am writing to express my dismay over the maintenance of St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bristol. Twice within the past three months, I have traveled from New Hampshire to visit the gravesite of my … more
Did you think about your own hurricane evacuation route as Dorian wreaked havoc elsewhere? Imagine August 2020, when the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) wants to close Silver Creek … more
In response to Steve Kloeblen’s critique of my letter to the editor in a previous week’s Phoenix, I really do not have too much to say. Based on his emotional and impractical call to end … more
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