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Barrington council candidates agree on just about everything

They agreed on what the role of the town council should be. They agreed on the town's response to the pandemic. And they agreed on whether the town is doing enough to be a welcoming and …

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Rescued rescue truck is pretty in pink
The latest addition to Rhode Island’s ‘Pink Heals’ fleet was rolled out and delivered to the organization this week, after being … Read More
Little Compton — Candidates list priorities, offer COVID thoughts
TOWN COUNCIL Jeremy Allen Democrat Work, experience: I went to school at Moses Brown and spent a couple of years at Penn … Read More
Did your bike get stolen in Barrington?
Barrington police have noticed a sharp increase in the number of bikes reported stolen over the last few weeks. According to police … Read More
Spooky show wins Tiverton approval but it all proves too much for creator to handle
TIVERTON — Shawn Kelly, architect and builder of the haunted yard, house and trail at Buck’s Way, has told Tiverton officials that … Read More
Bristol and Warren school committee candidates meet Thursday night
The 12 candidates seeking seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee will be meeting in a virtual forum Thursday night, … Read More
Warren passes tax in effort to fill vacant buildings
The Warren Town Council last Tuesday passed an ordinance that gives the town broad power to tax commercial property owners who they … Read More
East Bay Social
Joyce Pires, 71, Bristol With family by her side, Joyce Lynn (Josephs) Pires, 71, of Bristol, RI passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Hope Health Hospice Center in Providence.  Joyce was the wife of the late …
Doreen L. Jean, 73, Tiverton Doreen L. (Swain) Jean, 73, of Tiverton, wife of Raymond L. Jean, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was a former administrative assistant for Globe Assembly and Fall River Family …
Catherine F. “Kitty” Savino, 94, of Bristol Catherine F. “Kitty” (Palumbo) Savino, 94, of Bristol, R.I. passed away peacefully at the Crestwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Retirement Home in Warren, R.I. She was the wife of …
Barrington boys soccer team remains unbeaten The Barrington High School boys soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie against East Providence on Saturday afternoon, pushing its overall record to 2-0-2. The tie against the Townies followed a 0-0 tie …
EPHS boys’ soccer draw, girls side wins second EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team returned to Division I league action last weekend, playing Barrington to a 2-2 draw on the road Saturday afternoon, …
‘RunTownieRun’ gives O’Grady purpose, perspective EAST PROVIDENCE — Some seven months ago, city native Steve O'Grady began a tribute to his late mother Janet by running every possible street he could in East Providence. On a brisk fall …
Letter: Our ‘right wing’ group endorses a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian and an Independent

The Phoenix is always an entertaining read on Thursday evenings. The Police Report and Letters to the Editor are a pretty good “snapshot” of life here in Bristol. This election season …

Letter: Thank a poll worker when you vote this year

Please thank a poll worker when you go to the polls this year and thank the Town Clerk and his staff for their long days as well.  Most people don’t realize that the Elections …

Letter: Clarification to opposition to the Black Lives Matter organization

In the Oct. 15 Phoenix, Stephan Brigidi penned a letter entitled, “Each Bristol citizen has rights and a voice.” I agree with Mr. Brigidi’s thought here, a standard he should apply …

‘Leave your mark’ with a new EPHS commemorative brick

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Friends of Townie Athletics Organization officially launched its “Leave Your Mark, Pave the Way” fundraising commemorative brick project to enhance the …

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