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Bristol opens Fourth season with traditional Flag Day ceremony

Earlier in the day, Bristol Fourth of July Committee Chairman Michele Martins indicated that the last time a Flag Day ceremony was cancelled was approximately 40 years ago. But with weather …

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Mt. Hope scores eight in the sixth to sink Prout, 8-3
The Mt. Hope baseball team exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, to beat Prout, 8-3, in their senior day game at … Read More
Repairs completed at Colt Park boat launch
The Department of Environmental Management, with support from The Nature Conservancy, has completed repair and maintenance work on the … Read More
Mt. Hope senior wins Creel scholarship award
Emily Medeiros, a graduating Mt. Hope High School senior who plans to study nursing this fall, is the recipient of the 2021 Jane Creel … Read More
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
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Mary Mechant, 76, Warren Mary Frances (Terry) Merchant, 76, of Warren, RI, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Born in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Edwin J. and …
Leonora Carmo Costa, 96, of Bristol Leonora Carmo (Garrafa) Costa, 96, of Woodlawn Avenue, Bristol, passed away May 31, 2021. She was the wife of the late Edward Costa. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Marcelino …
Krystal Amber Geraldo, 24 Krystal Amber Geraldo, 24, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born in Providence, R.I., on Aug. 26, 1996, to Mylene Geraldo and the late Paul Geraldo. Growing …
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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: A tribute to Sam Kinder – and a greener Bristol

On June 3, a true Bristolian was laid to rest at Juniper Hill Cemetery in a simple and pleasant ceremony. Mr. Sam Kinder had the kindness of his Mother and the business savy of his …

Letter: A letter to the Class of 2021

Years ago at a family wedding, my uncle read an excerpt from Robert Fulghum’s “All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” I liked it so much I got the poster and …

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 …

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