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David Ponte, 70, of Westport, loving husband of Nancy (Medeiros) Ponte, passed away unexpectedly in Naples, Florida. David was born in Westport, son to the late John S. and Alice (Forneiro) Ponte. … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) moved one step closer to conserving and providing public access to 23 acres of “prime farmland” in the center of Aquidneck Island … more
Like jock itch or mosquitos by a campfire, persistent things, like it or not, tend to stay with us. The Dunkin’ Donuts insisting on putting a drive-thru on Hope Street, and throw a … more
Mr. Michael Borgia, 49, of Basswood Drive, Bristol, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Fatima Hospital, North Providence.  Born in Providence and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he … more
PORTSMOUTH — Vincent Downs-Honey was a runner-up in two races to power Portsmouth High School to a fourth-place finish in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown … more
WESTPORT — He got away with it once so a New Bedford man broke into the same Westport gas station twice more in the next few days before his luck ran out. Now, Daniel Pedro, 31, of New … more
Brigida Costa Salgueiro Gomes, 91, of Warren, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Providence. Brigida was born on 28 November 1925 in Sao Paolo Brasil. She was the daughter of … more
Five of Kickemuit Middle School’s best musicians are also among the state’s elite, earning All State honors after auditions late last year. Emily Marino (chorus), Lexi Lanni (chorus), Rachel … more
To the editor: I have lived in Tiverton since 2003, purchased a home here in 2009 and my daughter started kindergarten this year. With working 40-50 hours per week and taking care of two children, … more
To the editor, On the morning of Feb. 23, I rushed to my local Cumbys to grab the weekly edition of the Bristol Phoenix, anxiously awaiting the article on the achievement of the Kickemuit Middle … more
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