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Brewer chosen to chair Westport Board of Selectmen

WESTPORT — First order of business in a special Board of Selectmen post-election July 1 meeting was to elect Richard Brewer to serve as chairman. Previous board chairwoman, Shana Shufelt, …
New photos: With tensions high, citizens raise first-responders flag in Bristol
People began to gather around 9:30 on Friday morning in Independence Park for the raising of a flag in honor of first-responders, an … Read More
Boom, boom, boom — fireworks bring neighbor complaints in Bristol
As has been the case in surrounding towns, fireworks are a frequent complaint from residents in Bristol. Following are excerpts from … Read More
Councilors cite different reasons for not running again
Steve Boyajian said he has truly enjoyed his time on the town council. The democrat who is not running for re-election said the … Read More
Warren will fly Black Lives Matter flag in front of town hall
The Black Lives Matter flag will soon fly in front of Warren Town Hall, after the Warren Town Council on Thursday evening unanimously … Read More
Barrington throwers named 'Virtual All-Americans'
Four Barrington residents recently competed in the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation/athleticNET Virtual Qualifying series and … Read More
Westport Town Meeting: Now it's outdoors on a Saturday
WESTPORT — Town meeting won't be held at White's of Westport after all and it won't be held on a Tuesday night. Thanks in part to … Read More
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Obituaries
Matthew G. Maetozo, a native of Bristol Matthew G. Maetozo, Ph.D., a native of Bristol, R.I. and a veteran of World War II, died at the age of 93 on June 18, 2020, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring in St. Augustine, Fla. He …
John A. Buonanno of Bristol Family and friends are respectfully invited to a service to honor the life of John A. Buonanno of Bristol, R.I. The service will be held Thursday, July 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral & …
Sports
Are you ready for the Barrington Olympics? The International Olympic Committee may have canceled this year's Summer Games, but Barrington will be holding its own "Virtual Olympics" later this month. The BAY Team has planned a series of …
Riverside Post 10 Juniors expect to vie in one-off summer baseball competition EAST PROVIDENCE — Some good news has apparently emerged from what has been a rather bleak period for local youth sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Riverside Post 10 Junior American …
Barrington Little League offering 'Summer League' Barrington Little League officials announced on Wednesday morning, June 17, that there will be a "Summer League" running from July 6 to Aug. 15. The summer session will be open to players in AAA, …
Opinion
Letter: Cutting school budget does not make sense To the editor: In response to Mr. Rimoshytus, I absolutely disagree that cutting the school budget would make any sense given the uncertainties and costs of reopening the schools. We do not yet …
Letter: The reality of slavery in Barrington To the editor: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is considering dropping the “and Providence Plantations” part of its name. I grew up in Barrington, an almost …
Letter: Beware the wolf (‘Citizens’) in sheep’s clothing Peter Hewett’s letter in the June 18 Phoenix (“Of Course black lives matter ….”), and other recent related events, compel a rational, factual response. Mr. Hewett …
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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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.