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Roger Williams University announces commencement plans

Roger Williams University’s commencement celebration this year will be a hybrid of in-person and remote events. Families of graduates will be allowed on campus — briefly — while the …

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Council president: Getting vaccinated is your civic duty
Michael Carroll had not rehearsed the line or spent much time thinking about what exactly he would say. But in the midst of Monday … Read More
Bristol Warren district hires consultant to start fixing finances
Earlier this spring, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee received a sobering evaluation of the district’s financial … Read More
Bristol begins property revaluation, expands research to 2019 sales
The Town of Bristol has begun a new cycle of updating property assessments, led by a team from Northeast Revaluation Group of Warwick. … Read More
Bristol's first-responders aced their COVID response test
Now that vaccination appointments are easy to obtain and the vaccine is moving through state clinics and local pharmacies, it’s … Read More
She swims, she runs, she studies, she excels (Video)
Emily Slusarczyk’s schedule involves swimming in the pool, running on the track and building in the studio. Emily is a senior, a … Read More
Portsmouth seeks to add full-time IT manager
PORTSMOUTH — If you’ve been frustrated with the Town of Portsmouth’s website, you’re not alone. However, help is on the way … Read More
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Obituaries
Alfred James Wood, 73, formerly of Barrington Alfred James Wood, 73, of Coventry, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Al (Woody) was born in Pawtucket, RI, the second child to the late James A. Wood and the late Helen (Horton) Wood. Raised in …
Alice May LaBerge, Westport Alice May (Allen) LaBerge, passed away peacefully, April 19, 2021, at Hathaway Manor in New Bedford. Alice was the daughter of the late David William Allen and Alice May (Brightman) Allen, and the …
Maria Rodrigues, 93, of Bristol Maria (dos Santos) Rodrigues, 93, of Wilson Street passed away on April 29, 2021. She was the wife of the late Adelino Rodrigues.    Born in Serra de Agua, Madeira, Portugal, she was …
Sports
Mt. Hope volleyball falls to Classical in semifinals The Mt. Hope girls' volleyball team lost to Classical, 3-1 (22-25, 26-28, 25-20, 29-27) in the Division II semifinals at Classical’s Al Morro gymnasium Thursday night. “It was as hard …
Super Bowl-bound Eagles top Tigers A howling wind and tough Tolman defense was not enough to keep the Barrington High School football team from advancing to the Division II State Championship. The Eagles defeated the Tigers 31-6 in …
EPHS nine gets back to business EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team, returning to the diamond for the first time in over two years due to last year’s COVID-19 canceled season, begins its 2021 …
Portsmouth knocked out of playoffs by La Salle in semifinals (photos) PROVIDENCE — The Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team’s impressive season came to end Friday night at the hands of La Salle Academy, whose offense proved to be too strong as the …
Opinion
Letter: Food Pantry thanks community for ongoing support

The East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop (EBFP) would like to thank the many individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community who are continuing to support those in need during this …

Letter: Extend ‘Disability’ benefits to Rhode Island’s veterans

Gov. Dan McKee, congratulations on assuming the governor’s position. I’m looking forward to you doing the best for the citizens of Rhode Island. An issue that I have been advocating for …

Letter: Is anyone really worried that ‘CRT’ is undermining schools?

This fancy new anagram only serves to confuse the issue and obfuscate the problem. Suddenly after the fictional plague of QANON and the real plague of Covid 19, we are treated by the Phoenix to a new …

Letter: Thanks to Phoenix for publishing a racist letter

Last week, the Phoenix published a letter to the editor regarding the recent cases of racist and hate filled stickers being placed in Bristol and Warren which was full of personal attacks on local …

Letter: Author’s attack on ‘Race Theory’ suffered from bad timing

When I read Michael Byrnes’ letter of last week, entitled “Critical Race Theory – A Dystopian Pathology,” it made me think of the old saying, “Timing is …

Letter: Welcome home, Mr. and Mrs. Osprey!

Their flock of babies had finally flew the nest, with the exception of one recalcitrant sibling who was rudely tossed out by Dad. So, Mr. and Mrs. Osprey flew out to their winter home south of the …

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