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New Bristol employee spreading the word, to help local economy

The moment Chris Vitale set foot in Bristol back in 2011, while studying marketing as an undergraduate student at Roger Williams University, it became clear that he’d just discovered someplace …

BHS gym dedicated to beloved Coach Murgo

It was a joyous gathering of family, friends and colleagues as the gymnasium at Barrington High School was dedicated to Frank J. Murgo, beloved father, teacher, and coach who served the athletic …
New boardwalk and 'Loafers' makeover spruce up downtown Bristol

If you’ve been to downtown Bristol in the past week or so you may have noticed a couple of projects that have come to near-completion. Legion Square, so named for the monument that used to sit …

Bristol man facing child pornography charges

Keith Sartini, of 7 Dixon Ave., Bristol, was arrested in May and charged with possession of child pornography. Mr. Sartini remains free on bond while his case makes its way through criminal court. A …

Prudence Island being left in the dark

Interruptions of the power supply are nothing new to longtime residents of Prudence Island; it’s been happening intermittently for years. But never like this. Since the week of July 4, …

Portsmouth’s Sandy Point Beach re-opened for swimming

PORTSMOUTH — The R.I. Department of Health (RIDOH) on Wednesday closed town-owned Sandy Point Beach for swimming due to high bacteria levels found in the water.

Obituaries
Jose Resendes Almeida, 83, of Bristol Jose Resendes Almeida, 83, loving father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 10, 2018, at Grace Barker Health Center. He was the husband of the late Armanda (Santos) …
Maria Ilda Rego, 69, of Bristol Maria Ilda (Cordeiro) Rego, 69, of River Street, Bristol, passed away on Aug. 13, 2018, at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Horacio Jose do Rego. Born in Relva, Sao Miguel, …
Opinion
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press)

There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …

Letter: Thank you all for generous support and love

Letter: We need a representative willing to change Statehouse tactics

Letter: Why there are not eulogies in the Catholic Church

Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices - Aug. 9, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 9, 2018, edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Election 2018
Election News
Debates for Bristol and Warren House Primary races will be Sept. 4

Democratic candidates for Rhode Island Representative Districts 68 and 69 have been invited to debate on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with a Meet & Greet at 6:30 p.m. and forums at 7 p.m. in the Bristol …

Gablinske resigns as Progressives swell ranks of Bristol Democratic party

“There’s old school and there’s new school,” said Bristol Democratic Town Committee Chairman Tony Rego. “I try to run the middle.” It’s a complicated …

Candidate Statements
Tyska: Support wind and solar — and infrastructure improvements Bristol and Warren are well aligned to create positive economic opportunities from the growth of wind and solar energy in the East Bay. We must work accordingly to secure such opportunities …
Ascencao: Give seniors a break — freeze their tax bill Say you bought a home decades ago for just $25,000. By 2018, you very well may have seen its appraised value quadruple or more, and the property tax bill with it. For many seniors, this …
Tyska: Affordable housing + job skills + good jobs = stable taxes The rising cost of housing across the district is a challenge that jeopardizes the future health of our community. We need to do more to ensure that those who wish to live in Bristol and Warren can …

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