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DOT planning full closure of Silver Creek Bridge in Bristol

A Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman confirmed late Wednesday the unthinkable for Bristol residents, business owners and commuters: To reconstruct the Silver Creek Bridge that …
Bristol Police: Five arrests for domestic incidents, one for drunk driving
Bristol police officers made five arrests for domestic-related incidents, including assault and disorderly conduct, from April 8 to … Read More
Lifesaving drug in the hands of all Bristol officers
In what Chief Brian Peters dubbed one of the “most entertaining” training sessions he’d ever attended, Erin McDonough, director … Read More
Despite rumors, Bristol bridge repair plans still unknown
Despite rumors to the contrary, the state has no plans to close Route 114 over Silver Creek this summer. In fact, they have no plans … Read More
BCWA pipeline fix could take months
The pipeline that supplies water to thousands of Barrington, Warren and Bristol residents is leaking nearly 300,000 gallons per day, … Read More
Stop & Shop stalemate continues
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in … Read More
British Motorcar Festival returning to Bristol in June
Bristol will once again open its arms to welcome those participants in the upcoming British Motor Car Festival on June 7 and … Read More
Obituaries
Lucy M. Bernardo, 94, of Bristol Lucy M. (Cabral) Bernardo, 94, passed away on April 15, 2019, at Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John M. Bernardo.    Born in Warren, R.I., she was the …
Martha Millie Coelho Peters, 70, of Bristol Martha Millie Coelho Peters, age 70, of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, N.C. Ms. Peters was born in Bristol, R.I., on June 20, …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – April 18, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenhix on April 18, 2019.

Bristol Legal Notices – April 4, 2019

Bristol Legal Notices – March 28, 2019

Sports
Longtime sportswriter inducted into Hall of Fame Longtime East Bay sportswriter/photographer Manny Correira was honored at Sunday's Words Unlimited Awards Banquet at the Cranston Country Club.    Said former Barrington High …
East Bay girls lose heartbreaker in double OT The East Bay Co-op girls hockey team pushed LaSalle Academy to the brink before falling in double overtime in game three of the state championship series, 3-2, on Monday night, March 11. The …
Eagles force game 3 in girls hockey championship The East Bay Co-op girls’ varsity hockey team lived to fight another day with a 2-1 win over La Salle in game 2 of the championship series on Saturday, March 9 at URI Boss Arena. LaSalle beat the …
Eagles top Mounties, prep for hockey finals A decision to move Maddie Cox from defense to forward paid dividends for the East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team last weekend, as the Eagles won two straight against the Mount St. Charles Co-op team …
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Opinion
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Together we can create a culture that supports learning for all students Over the past several months, the Bristol Warren Regional School District has been the recipient of negative attention in the media. It goes without saying that our district, like any district, faces …
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …
Letter: These labor bills would cost taxpayers dearly To the editor: Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We’re only three months into the General Assembly’s legislative session, and we’re already seeing …

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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.