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Photos: Bristol Parade 2022

Enjoy photos from the 237th Bristol 4th of July Parade.
Patriotic Speaker posits why Bristol celebrates the 4th like no other town
As they have for nearly 240 years now, the Patriotic Exercises kicked off the 4th of July festivities on Monday. Under brilliant blue … Read More
What was that boat on stilts doing?
PORTSMOUTH — The curious-looking water vessel that turned some heads during its stay in the Sakonnet River a couple of weeks ago was … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge Cranston man with domestic assault
PORTSMOUTH — A Cranston man was arrested last week and charged with domestic assault upon a 33-year-old Portsmouth woman, according … Read More
Bristol saying goodbye to Town Treasurer
Julie Goucher, Bristol's Treasurer and Finance Director, is moving on. Read More
USS Milwaukee coming to Bristol for July 4th weekend
The ship will anchor off Bristol but will not be available for public tours. Read More
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Check it out – The 2022 Bristol Fourth Parade Order of March

Follow along on parade day in Bristol, home of the oldest, continuous Fourth of July celebration in the nation.

Fireworks will light up the East Bay sky this holiday weekend

There are four planned fireworks shows taking place this Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in the East Bay region. Bristol The Bristol Fourth of July Fireworks Display is scheduled for Sunday, …

Three nights left in Bristol Fourth concert series

There are three nights left in the Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series, which ends Saturday, July 2. Taking the stage will be a beloved local rock band that's been taking stages for decades, a …
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Obituaries
Paul D'Amico Paul A. D'Amico Sr, LtC Army Retired Paul A D'Amico Sr, 85, passed away on July 3, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann C. D'Amico (née Calderiso) for almost 63 years. A long time resident of
George Crowther George J. Crowther (77) passed away peacefully at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, RI on July 1, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to George and Evelyn (Gagnon) Crowth
Joseph Rioux Sr. Joseph D. "Huggy Bear" Rioux Sr., 46, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence from necrotizing fasciitis. He was
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Sports
DeWolf, Towers fuel Bristol-Warren all-stars to back to back wins The Bristol-Warren Little League 12U all-stars shut out Newport 5-0 at Bristol Memorial field on Saturday and crushed Pawtucket 15-3 on the road on Sunday to earn a winner’s bracket …
Tunnelmen defeat Grays in annual vintage ball game Throwback baseball from a bygone era took its turn last Saturday on the Bristol Town Common under sunlit skies and windy conditions. In the end, the visiting Lisbon Tunnelmen of Connecticut …
East Bay team wins lacrosse state championship Three East Bay Lacrosse teams made it to the state championship finals games held at URI last weekend.  The East Bay Girls Grades 7/8 Division I team played a hard-fought game and lost to …
Post 10 Seniors start 2022 Legion Baseball slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility/Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club opened up its 2022 Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League season last week a …
Opinion
Letter: Republican autocracy is out of touch with the citizenry

To the editor:The Phoenix editorial of last week recorded the loss of the dearly loved high school principal, Dr. Deb DiBiase. This is just another instance of the local Republican autocracy being …

Letter: There are better uses for Robin Rug than apartments

I pass by these buildings many times a week on my bicycle rides and I can think of many ways to use this land and none of them involve condos or apartments.

Letter: We must demand affordable housing at Robin Rug

To the editor:The new development at Robin Rug will not benefit the people of Bristol without inclusion of affordable housing.Affordable housing is the answer for many people who have lived in …

Letter: Based on performance, Mt. Hope needs a new leader

To the editor:Ana Riley made the right decision to remove Deb DiBase as the principal at Mt. Hope High School. Anyone who spends time to look at academic performance, student (and teacher) attendance …

Letter: Thanks to Cortvriend, Seveney for PFAS ban

To the editor, I want to thank State Rep. Terri Cortvriend (District 72-Portsmouth, Middletown) and State Sen. Jim Seveney (District 11-Bristol, Portsmouth, Tiverton), for sponsoring legislation …

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