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Barrington voters cut $246,000 from school budget

Barrington taxpayers approved a $246,000 cut to the school budget during Wednesday night's financial town meeting. According to meeting officials, 401 residents voted in favor of the funding cut, …
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
Barrington FTM is tonight; tax increase proposed
The municipal and school department budgets will be voted upon at Barrington's financial town meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. … Read More
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
BHS students win top prize at state science fair
Claire Martel and Christina Curran arrived at the pinnacle of high school science and engineering fairs early last week.  The two … Read More
Resident calls for $246,000 cut to school budget
Barrington residents will face a number of decisions at Wednesday's financial town meeting, but not one concerning the town's minimum … 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.

Portsmouth Legal Notices - May 16, 2019

Tiverton Legal Notices - May 16 2019

Sports
Martin Middle School wins boys’ outdoor track state title The Martin Middle School boys’ outdoor track and field team captured the 2019 state championship, an event held in Narragansett on Sunday, May 19. The Wildcats won the title by a narrow two …
Eagles' netters reach state tournament finals Barrington High School's top singles player, James Bogdanovic will play in the RIIL Boys Tennis Singles Championship finals next weekend.  Bogdanovic, who was one of four Barrington singles …
East Providence wins Eastern Division golf playoff match EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team will make its long awaited return to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Tournament after the host Townies …
Former BHS coaches selected for RIIL Hall of Fame Two former Barrington High School coaches — Ed Bradley and Bill McCagney — will be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of …
Opinion
Westport BOH seeks full time health agent The Board of Health wants to combine two part-time health agent positions into one full-timer whose responsibilities will include following through with a new animal registry once the board has …
Saying it is reform doesn't make it so So few educational systems teach the Classics nowadays that it is somewhat daunting to quote Virgil’s Aenid, Book 2, 19 B.C. lest people misunderstand: “Do not trust the Horse, Trojans. …
Letter: 'Thank you for your service' To the editor: Memorial Day and the upcoming Financial Town Meeting are on my mind. Normally, I'd be home. Normally, I'd be at both. In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, I would likely hear …
Letter: Wherever you stand, vote at FTM To the editor: For all the registered voters in our town I hope that all of you will have spoken for the right to have your votes to be noted and counted. You, every one of you should be the …

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