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Legislators mostly resigned to accept Silver Creek bridge closure

Bristol legislators have mixed reactions to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to tear down and replace the Silver Creek bridge next summer, though most are resigned to making …
Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season
NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of … Read More
BCWA chief: Earthquake may have caused pipeline leak
Bristol County Water Authority officials are going on a theory that an earthquake may have caused the break in the authority's Cross … Read More
Bristol County Water Authority to build $35 million pipeline
As the Cross Bay Pipeline continues to leak as much as 300,000 gallons of water a day from deep under the Providence River, Bristol … Read More
Boardwalk and bench dedicated to fallen soldier
It was an afternoon filled with love and devotion for a local military hero whose family and friends gathered to help dedicate a … Read More
Sen. Jack Reed encourages graduates to 'change the world'
With the many challenges facing the Class of 2019, U.S. Senator Jack Reed reminded Roger Williams University graduates that they will … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for sexual assault, elderly assault and domestic assault
Bristol police officers made several arrests from May 6 to 13, including charges of domestic assault, sexual assault and assault on … Read More
Obituaries
Elizabeth Tubridy Elizabeth (Betty) Tubridy (Lomas), formerly of Bristol,  beloved mother and wife of the late Raymond Tubridy (2009), passed away on May 16, 2019, after a brief illness in Oregon, …
Linda Joy Staton Cambra, 77 Linda Joy Staton Cambra, age 77, passed away peacefully at R.I. Hospital on March 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph, and son Jarrett and his …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - May 16, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

Bristol Legal Notices – May 9, 2019

Bristol Legal Notices – April 18, 2019

Sports
Portsmouth beats Mt. Hope, remains undefeated in Division II PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ lacrosse team improved its record to 10-0 in Division II after defeating Mt. Hope at home Friday, 13-9. Freshman Jack Cianciolo …
Mt. Hope gymnasts heading to the national stage Three of the most accomplished scholar-athletes in the history of Mt. Hope High School will be on their way to the Senior National High School Gymnastics Championships in Ft. Meyers, Fla., May 17 and …
Huskies defend their unified basketball title They had worked all season long for this moment, laid it all out on the court. By the time the final buzzer sounded Sunday, May 5, the Mt. Hope Huskies unified basketball team had done it again, …
Mt. Hope High School golf team tees off 2019 season SWANSEA — For a program that hasn’t won a match in three years, the Mt. Hope High School golf team began its 2019 season earlier this week with a home contest against East Providence and Rogers …
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Opinion
Editorial: The odd case of Silver Creek silence Downtown Bristol business leaders have a right to feel abandoned. Their town and state representatives have abandoned them. After arguing for months that the Rhode Island Department of …
Letter: Solution: Build a new bridge over the old one There has been much discussion about the Silver Creek bridge. I had a suggestion which I gave to the DOT but have not gotten a response. As mentioned in a piece a week ago, the bridge should be at …
Letter: We got our answer — the Town of Bristol doesn’t care Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation (DOT) held an informative meeting for business owners in Bristol about the Silver Creek Bridge Project. Information was clearly given to us …
Editorial: A water crisis years in the making When Bristol County’s cross-bay pipeline was constructed 20 years ago, it was celebrated as a remarkable feat of engineering and ingenuity. Faced with the daunting task of bringing fresh, …

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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.