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Bristol expects new marina will pay for itself

The Town of Bristol has a plan to pay for its upcoming $3.5 million marina expansion. Through a combination of more slips, higher slip fees, profits from a new fuel depot and fees for luxury boats …

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Last call for Lil' Bear
TIVERTON — Transformation to a considerably younger crowd is in the works for a landmark Tiverton watering hole. Portsmouth’s … Read More
Mt. Hope-East Providence hockey defeats Coventry in overtime
WEST WARWICK — Nate Marshall’s power play goal late in overtime lifted the Mt. Hope-East Providence High School hockey co-op to a … Read More
Warren police: Victim tracks down driver in hit and run
Monday, Feb. 15Police got a call about a sick or injured skunk on Baltimore Avenue. A caller complained that utility workers left … Read More
Barrington residents’ request: Will you fly our flags?
Karen Rasnick said she is not a political person. But after attending the Feb. 1 online town council meeting, the longtime … Read More
Tiverton Police: Search turns up missing man
Monday, Feb. 8 A Lawton Avenue resident called 911 to report threats made at 8:35 am. Police went to Oakland Street at 10:32 am … Read More
Portsmouth schools’ first draft budget seeks $1M more for FY22
PORTSMOUTH — The first draft of the school district’s operating budget for next fiscal year, presented by Superintendent Thomas … Read More
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Obituaries
David Lloyd Durfee, 73, of Fairhaven, Mass. David Lloyd Durfee, 73, of Fairhaven, Mass., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dave was the son of the late …
Gail Lillian Peloquin,78, formerly of Bristol and Warren Gail Lillian Peloquin,78, formerly of Warren and Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on Feb, 21, 2021, with family by her side at Tockwotton on the Waterfront in East Providence. She was born to …
John A. Kirby Sr., 79, East Providence John A. “Skip” Kirby Sr., 79, of East Providence, died February 17, 2021 at the Providence VA Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jennifer A. (Olson) Kirby. Born in New London, …
Sports
Prendergast and Pavao lead Mt. Hope to regional state title Prendergast and Pavao lead Mt. Hope to regional state title   PHOTOS BY JULIE FURTADO   19: The champion Mt. Hope gymnastics team of (from left to right) Assistant …
Eagles forced to forfeit their playoff game; EG can still play The Barrington High School boys’ ice hockey season came to an unexpected end on Monday afternoon. Barrington, which was scheduled to face off against Burrillville in a playoff game on …
Eagles finish second in Region 1 State Championship The Barrington High School gymnastics team came up just short of winning the Region 1 State Championship on Sunday. The Eagles scored 132.25 points, which was just behind first-place Mt. Hope High …
Westport boys and girls play in their Mayflower Athletic Conference Championships tonight The Westport High School boys and girls teams play second round playoff games tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 23. The boys host West Bridgewater at 4 p.m. and the girls play at West Bridgewater at 5:30 …
Opinion
Letter: Council’s reception does not bode well for bikers

At last week’s Bristol Town Council meeting, the council gave what was described by the Phoenix as “a somewhat reluctant endorsement” to the extension of a bicycle network to the …

Letter: Many residents are opposed to this bike path design

In the Feb. 18 Bristol Phoenix, an article concerning the design of the proposed bike path on Ferry Road stated that 14 residents had written to the Bristol Town Council to support the plan and only …

Letter: Thanks for all the help after the fire

To the editor: On February 18, our family’s home was damaged by a fire that has made our house uninhabitable for the next 9 months. The most important thing is we are all safe. We …

Letter: Using Ferry Road as a bike path is not safe

I am grateful for Bristol Community Development Director Diane Williamson and her team, who with vision and vigor are championing the effort to connect the East Bay bike path to the Mount Hope …

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