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What was that boat on stilts doing?

PORTSMOUTH — The curious-looking water vessel that turned some heads during its stay in the Sakonnet River a couple of weeks ago was doing geotechnical surveying for the Mayflower Wind …
Warren candidates declare for 2022 election
Warren residents will choose from three candidates vying for one seat on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee this November, … Read More
Warren man creates a one-of-a-kind truck in Market Street garage
What do you get when you cross a 1983 Chevy 4x4 with a 1951 Ford truck? A real head-turner. Read More
Dr. DiBiase approved for new district level director position
Ultimately, DiBiase’s contract for her new position was approved by most of the Bristol Warren School Committee, with Victor Cabral … Read More
Warren Police investigating large-scale puppy scam
The Warren Police Department confirmed there is an active investigation regarding the scams, which includes departments from out of … Read More
State leaders talk slushies, mimosas, taxes and regulations
Rhode Island’s (now) Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor meet with business leaders in Warren. Read More
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Warren summer concert series begin Sunday at Burr's Hill bandshell

The Town of Warren opens a weekly summer concert series this Sunday night, July 10, at the bandshell in Burr's Hill Park. Shows are weekly from now through Sept. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors are …

Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

Art Night Bristol Warren is Thursday night

Art Night Bristol Warren celebrates local artists on the last Thursday evening of each summer month. Experience art and history this month in Warren. See handcrafts and clothing, visit artists’ …
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Obituaries
Paul D'Amico Paul A. D'Amico Sr, LtC Army Retired Paul A D'Amico Sr, 85, passed away on July 3, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann C. D'Amico (née Calderiso) for almost 63 years. A long time resident of
George Crowther George J. Crowther (77) passed away peacefully at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, RI on July 1, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to George and Evelyn (Gagnon) Crowth
Joseph Rioux Sr. Joseph D. "Huggy Bear" Rioux Sr., 46, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence from necrotizing fasciitis. He was
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Sports
DeWolf, Towers fuel Bristol-Warren all-stars to back to back wins The Bristol-Warren Little League 12U all-stars shut out Newport 5-0 at Bristol Memorial field on Saturday and crushed Pawtucket 15-3 on the road on Sunday to earn a winner’s bracket …
East Bay team wins lacrosse state championship Three East Bay Lacrosse teams made it to the state championship finals games held at URI last weekend.  The East Bay Girls Grades 7/8 Division I team played a hard-fought game and lost to …
Post 10 Seniors start 2022 Legion Baseball slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility/Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club opened up its 2022 Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League season last week a …
Mt. Hope athletes recognized during Awards Night Mt. Hope student-athletes were presented with awards recognizing their accomplishments in the 2021-22 school year.
Opinion
Letter: Republican autocracy is out of touch with the citizenry

To the editor:The Phoenix editorial of last week recorded the loss of the dearly loved high school principal, Dr. Deb DiBiase. This is just another instance of the local Republican autocracy being …

Letter: Based on performance, Mt. Hope needs a new leader

To the editor:Ana Riley made the right decision to remove Deb DiBase as the principal at Mt. Hope High School. Anyone who spends time to look at academic performance, student (and teacher) attendance …

Letter: School Committee overreach would be a textbook blunder

Like almost everyone else who cares about our kids, I've been reading — and kvetching with friends and neighbors — about the School Committee’s apparent decision to not extend a …

Letter: An open letter to Ted Cruz of Texas

Thanks to you, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, we have the solution to school safety.  One single entrance with an armed guard at his/her post. Well, by golly, this idea requires a closer …

Letter: Courage comes by making change, not slinging an AR-15

Special kudos to Republican senators! They have instilled courage into every student in America. You see, as astute people know, there is no courage without vulnerability. And because the GOP is so …

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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.