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Warren police officer charged with DUI, refusal

An off-duty Warren police officer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after he was involved in a single car accident early on the …

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Bristol Police: Two arrests for domestic assault, plus stolen wallets
There were a few arrests and some noisy neighbor complaints in Bristol from May 31 to June 6. Monday, May 31 Police were called … Read More
A front-row seat is not what she ordered
Susan Pasqual has a small yard with a big view. As one of the neighbors directly abutting the northwest corner of the Mt. Hope High … Read More
BCWA spending $4.5 million to boost Bristol water pressure
The Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) is about to launch two significant projects that will be noticeable, temporarily disruptive … Read More
When the concerts stopped, he started making music
First performed publicly last Fourth of July, the song “02809” is an homage to the July 4 celebration in Bristol. The first song … Read More
Brewery to anchor new Unity Park development in Bristol
If not for the windows, a recent tour of Pivotal Brewing Company, one of the many new tenants set to make a splash at Unity Park, the … Read More
Tourister developer has a plan for downtown Bristol mill
Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, which redeveloped the former American Tourister factory in Warren, is seeking approval to redevelop … Read More
East Bay Social
Joseph M. Ramos, 84, of Bristol Joseph M. Ramos, 84, of Bay View Avenue, Bristol, passed away on June 9 at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown, R.I. He was born in Fall River, Mass., to the late Jose C. and Mary M. Ramos. …
Manuel E. “Bibs” Vargas, Jr. age 84, of Bristol Mr. Manuel E. “Bibs” Vargas, Jr. age 84, of Cliff Drive, Bristol, died peacefully Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was the husband of …
Garrett Allen Dewey, 82, of Bristol Garrett Allen Dewey, 82, of Bristol, formerly of Rehoboth, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Rose) Dewey. Born in Providence, he was a son …
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Mt. Hope nine beats West Warwick twice The juggernaut Mt. Hope baseball team beat West Warwick twice last week, to improve their record to 11-1 in Division II. The Huskies won 4-2 in a close game at home on June 1st, and shut out the …
Flame throwing pitcher sinks Huskies, 5-0 The Mt. Hope softball team lost to Burrillville-North Smithfield Co-op, 5-0, during a home game at the high school’s new field on Thursday afternoon. The loss dropped the Huskies record to 7-3 …
Pitching and Gale's hit help Huskies edge Westerly, 3-2  Sophomore catcher Matt Gale provided the winning run for the Huskies, smacking a two out, RBI single, to score Cam Connor in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Mt. Hope baseball team edged …
Mt. Hope girls lacrosse battles back in 17-5 loss to LaSalle The Mt. Hope girls lacrosse team fell to LaSalle, 17-5, during a home game on Friday afternoon. The loss dropped the team’s record to 2-6, in Division I, with three games left to play. Senior …
Letter: America’s role in ending slavery … Facts or fabrications?

I find it difficult to understand why some Americans are reluctant to give credit to America for taking a lead in ending slavery in North America. We will concede ending slavery was not a unique …

Letter: Approval sought to redevelop Robin Rug mill complex

Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, is seeking Town of Bristol approval to redevelop the Thames Street Robin Rug complex to include 151 rental units and a small number of retail outlets. The development …

Letter: Missing the trees that were cut down to stumps

I walk my dog from the Bristol Town Beach parking lot to the water every day. About two weeks ago, I was dismayed to see that several mature trees were chopped down to the stumps. After a few …

Letter: We all need to start finding common ground

In last week's Phoenix there was a letter to the editor criticizing my concerns regarding systemic racism, both locally and nationally, and how there are worse problems facing society, such as drug …

Letter: Trust must preserve integrity of Mount Hope Farm

The article in last week’s Phoenix (“Mount Hope Farm working to right wrongs”) about the Mount Hope Farm Trust failure to follow state and local ordinances was especially concerning …

Letter: First Amendment ends with the School Committee

During a Bristol Warren Regional School Committee meeting on May 24, a father and member of the community attempted to speak during public comment. He was cut off after only two or three …

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