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Warren welcomes the holidays with small but festive lighting

The crowds were small but the holiday spirit was thick in Warren Friday night, as the town celebrated the season by lighting its Christmas lights and welcoming Santa. Warren's traditional annual …

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Barrington student's project helps local soup kitchen
Alexandra "Xan" Maddock-Mark was looking for a Senior Project. What she found was much, much more. The Barrington High School … Read More
Rogers Free Library welcomes a new director
Following a search that screened 34 candidates over three rounds of interviews, Ryan Brennan has been named the new director of the … Read More
Tiverton Police: Lawn care trailer burns, explodes
Sunday, Nov. 15 At 12:31 am, a Bourne Mill Apartments caller reported two vehicles blocking the State Avenue intersection — … Read More
Warren Town Hall goes appointment-only
During the statewide 'pause' to stem the spread of Covid-19, Warren Town Hall will begin operating on an appointment-only basis … Read More
Warren Town Clerk Julie Coelho to retire at year's end
Few workers in Warren Town Hall have seen as much as Town Clerk Julie Coelho, who is retiring from the job after 30 years of service … Read More
E.P. Council authorizes implementation of school zone speed cameras
EAST PROVIDENCE — Members of the City Council, stressing the severity of the situation, approved a resolution at the body’s … Read More
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Obituaries
Vincent James Santaniello Jr., Esq., 88, of Barrington Vincent James Santaniello Jr., Esq., passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. He was 88 years old. Married to Jean Lorraine Roy Santaniello for 60 years, James was a member of the Barrington Democratic …
Agnes Dorothy Marshall, 91, of Bristol Agnes Dorothy (Alves) Marshall, 91, a lifelong resident of Bristol, R.I., died, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Warren, R.I. She was the wife of the late Joseph …
Leonora Silvia, 89, Tiverton, Leonora (Aguiar) Silvia, 89, formerly of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.  She was the widow of Antone J. Silvia.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late …
Sports
Barrington High grad is a key contributor at Yale There’s no truth to the rumor that Barrington’s Maile Somera, a sophomore at Yale, was born with a volleyball in her cradle. But it’s close. Her mother, Nancy, was a four-year …
E.G. edges E.P. for D-II girls’ soccer championship JOHNSTON — East Providence High School’s dream of completing an undefeated 2020 Division II girls’ soccer season with a title came to a crushing end as the Townies fell to East …
Gallery: EPHS girls' soccer Division II championship game JOHNSTON — East Greenwich scored the only goal in the 10-minute overtime period en route to defeating East Providence, 3-2, in the Division  II girls' soccer championship game Sunday …
East Providence reaches D-II girls' soccer championship game EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team left it relatively late, but the top-seeded Townies will play for the league title after they defeated visiting West Warwick …
Opinion
Lette: News reporting vs. editorial — two different things

Surprised. That is the word I keep returning to after reading the letter to the editor by Donna DeLeo Bruno: “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix.” The letter begins with the …

Letter: Poll work left me proud to be an American

To the editor: I was a poll worker in Little Compton, thanks to Carol Wordell and Scott Morrison. I was able to be part of our greater democracy. I never felt more proud to be an American and to …

Letter: We actually can discern a lot about the President’s character

In regard to the Nov. 19 letter to the Phoenix entitled “Response to Nov. 15 edition of the Phoenix,” the writer asserts that character cannot be confirmed. Perhaps not, but …

Letter: Let’s be honest, forgive, and be thankful

In the days following an historic election, it has been interesting to see some individuals attempting to put their own spin on the intentions of Bristol’s voters and the local election …

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