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Speaker Shekarchi: Rhode Islanders need to speak up

Rhode Island Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi has a message for Rhode Islanders: If you have something to say, say it. Mr. Shekarchi met with a group from the East Bay Chamber of Commerce …

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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 … Read More
Warren denies Settlers Green proposal
The Warren Planning Board on Monday night unanimously rejected the Settlers' Green housing proposal, ruling that the controversial … Read More
Bristol Warren schools face unprecedented budget crisis
Bristol Warren Regional school administrators are facing the reality of laying off dozens of full time employees, cutting the hockey … Read More
Razzino scores 17 as Huskies wallop Mt. Pleasant 62-46
Sophomore point guard Abby Razzino scored 17 points as the Mt. Hope high school girls basketball team squashed Mt. Pleasant, 62-46, in … Read More
Many homeowners are choosing to invest in their nests
In real estate, Covid has changed a lot — buyers are fleeing cities and our coastal communities are a popular landing spot, driving … Read More
It’s a great time to sell! You can say that again
Last year was a great time to sell a home. By all indications, this year could be even better. With listings seemingly at an … Read More
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Obituaries
Robert J. Avila, 87, Warren Robert Joseph Avila, 87, of Warren, Rhode Island, and Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully at home in Warren on February 23, 2021. He was born in Warren to the late Francisco and Pauline …
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 …
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Sports
Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 inductees PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the names of four local greats voted into its Class of 2021, including one with East Providence ties the legendary Rhode Island …
East Bay girls skate past Cranston, win 10-3 Kat Barker scored the first two goals of the game and added two more later on, guiding the East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team to a 10-3 victory over Cranston on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Barker, a …
Playoffs may be out of reach as Huskies fall to Pilgrim, 75-41 The playoff picture for the Huskies is starting to look bleak as the team loss at Pilgrim, 75-41 on Friday night. The team dropped their Division II record to 3-4 and now are in a …
Gymnastics team beats Barrington and Rogers in dual meet for seventh straight win The Mt. Hope girls’ gymnastics team posted its best team score of the season, 133.05, in defeating Barrington, 128.55, and Rogers, 99.75, in a dual home meet at Strive Gymnastics on Saturday. …
Opinion
Letter: Gun ownership in the U.S. is outrageously high

In the Feb. 18 Bristol Phoenix, the opinion page includes a long letter disputing the fact that the rise in violent crime is directly related to the rise in gun ownership. The author neglects to …

Letter: Bond Question 5 will support working families

When the pandemic first hit, I thought to myself, “I can get through these next couple of weeks working from home with my 12-, 6-, and 3-year-old.” Well, I was in for a rude …

Letter: Republican women showed courage

It takes courage to stand up to a despot. In the second impeachment proceedings against President Donal Trump, there were more Republican women than men in the House and Senate with the guts to do …

Letter: Will the U.S. prosecute the instigators?

We are told that the U.S. Department of Justice has now charged more than 200 alleged seditionist/insurrectionists with a variety of crimes, including assault on police officers, aggravated assault, …

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