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Gallery: 'K-Rob' skate park dedication

EAST PROVIDENCE — The skateboard and bike riding apparatus at the Onna Moniz John Park/Central Avenue Playground was formally named in honor of the late Kevin “K-Rob” Robinson during a ceremony …
Portsmouth High baseball team notches two shutouts over Pilgrim
PORTSMOUTH — Ben Gesmondi’s three-run blast in the first inning proved to be all the offense the Portsmouth High baseball team … Read More
Gallery: Rumford Lions 'Lasagna Cook Off'
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rumford Lions Club held its first “Lasagna Cook Off” Friday, May 10, in city at the Santa Maria Club on … 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
Hundreds sign 'No Confidence' petition against Barrington School Committee
More than 350 people have signed an online petition for a "No Confidence" vote against the current Barrington School … Read More
New ice cream shop opens in Barrington
The windows of 74 Maple Ave. may have been papered over, but that still did not deter curious minds from walking up to Victoria … Read More
A helping hand to cross the Mt. Hope Bridge
It took three years of meetings with input from a wide range of individuals and organizations, but Bristol’s Suicide Prevention … Read More
Obituaries
Dudley D. Davenport, 81, Westport Dudley D. Davenport, 81, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2019, at his home in Westport, Massachusetts. Dud was born on December 14, 1937, in Fall River. The life that he lived was something …
Peter N. Jackson, 49, of Warren Peter N. Jackson, 49, of Warren, a loving son of Joseph and Gail (Contois) Jackson, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, at Rhode Island Hospital. He worked in Culinary Services for Roger Williams …
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
East Providence's Sears hurls CCRI to NJCAA championship tourney Aided in part by the superb pitching performance of city native Ben Sears, the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team swept the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Community College Sharks in a best …
Former EPHS standout Santos signs to play college basketball at Virginia State EAST PROVIDENCE — Former East Providence High School boys’ hoops standout Jarron “J.C.” Santos, before a large group of family and friends inside EPHS’s Ramos Gymnasium, penned his National …
East Providence memorializes Robinson with skate park plaque EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence will formally recognize one of its legendary residents Saturday, May 18, when officials and other dignitaries gather to dedicate the skateboard and …
Locals help CCRI baseball capture Region XXI championship The Community College of Rhode Island baseball team won the Region XXI championship earlier in the week, the Knights doing so with some help from a few city players. CCRI earned the title with a …
Opinion
Letter: Little Compton Tree Committee gift will be appreciated for years To the editor: Just a short letter of appreciation to the Little Compton Tree Committee for the wonderful surprise delivered to my house. I submitted an application for an evergreen tree; an …
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, …
An open letter to Gov. Raimondo from Bristol business owners Dear Gov. Raimondo: The small business owners of Historic Downtown Bristol have recently been dismayed to discover a plan to close the main artery for traffic into our area during our peak months, …
Letter: Time to get tough on disobedient students Kudos to Pete Hewett for his May 9 letter, “Parents should be held accountable for students’ actions.” We pick them up, drive them to school, feed them two meals and babysit them …

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