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Thomson takes first round leader at 2024 Northeast Amateur Invitational

EAST PROVIDENCE — Hunter Thomson carded an impressive 6-under par score to take the first round lead at the 62nd annual Northeast Amateur Invitational played a steamy, windy Wednesday, June 19, …
Veterans pinned at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren
A Warwick hospice company brought military honors to veterans living at Crestwood Nursing Home on Flag Day. Read More
Barrington resident is national champion in javelin
Barrington’s Scott Sloan earned the title “National Champion” with a 206-foot, 6-inch throw at the New Balance … Read More
Flag Day and Fourth festivities kick off in Bristol
A collection of shots from the various activities occurring in Bristol in anticipation of the 239th July Fourth Celebration. Read More
Portsmouth Parks & Rec has lots of summer fun on tap
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Parks & Recreation Department has become the beneficiary of its own success — and so have local … Read More
Warren's Masonic Lodge to be featured on PBS docuseries
Washington Lodge No. 3 will be featured during the fifth season of the New England Emmy-nominated series, ‘Treasures Inside the … Read More
Grays and Tunnelmen split vintage baseball game in Bristol
The Providence Grays hosted the Lisbon Tunnelmen on the Bristol Town Common this past Saturday, part of a storied tradition of vintage … Read More
Things To Do ...

Free guided walks at Norman Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown hosts free guided bird walks every-other Sunday throughout the year. The next will be this Sunday, June 23,  from 8 to 10 a.m. Guests can meet in the parking …

A market with everything strawberry

The Tiverton Farmers’ Market’s fourth annual Strawberry Social celebrates with strawberry shortcake bowls at the market table, along with vendor treats such as strawberry cupcakes, scones …

Wizard of Oz comes to Coggeshall Farm Museum

Coggeshall Farm Museum is hosting the magic of Characters on the Farm: Wizard of Oz edition. On Saturday, June 22, families and friends are invited to follow the hay bales into the world of Oz right …
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Obituaries
Paul Borges Bristol|Paul Vincent Borges, 77, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Marie (Benevides) Borges for
Frank Joslin III Frank R. "Richard" Joslin, III, 68, of Portsmouth, RI, formerly of Tiverton, RI, passed away on June 11, 2024 in the Charlton Memorial Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Fra
Justin Perry Justin Perry, 50, of Minneapolis, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at his residence. Born in Providence, RI, he grew up in Warren, RI. He was the beloved son of Bernadette Perry
Sports
Barrington rowers place at US Rowing Youth Nationals Barrington was well-represented at the recent US Rowing Youth Nationals. Eight Barrington residents who participate in the Narragansett Boat Club rowing program celebrated strong performances at …
Northeast Amateur Invitational tees off with typical flare EAST PROVIDENCE — The 62nd Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament, set for June 19-22 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, has all the makings of being another star-studded affair …
Mariners win All-Rumford rumble for local Major Baseball Little League title EAST PROVIDENCE — The undefeated Facility of Dreams Mariners captured the 2024 Big East Metro League Major Baseball Division championship Friday night, June 14, at the Kimberly Rock Complex in …
EPHS female relays fare best at New England Outdoor Track & Field Meet Whether it was Conley Stadium in Providence for the state meet the week prior or Wildcat Stadium on the campus of the University of New Hampshire like it was June 8 for the 77th Annual New England …
Opinion
Letter: In defense of daffodils

Every garden bed should have some, especially a prominent one that greets visitors and residents coming and going.

Letter: The good old days

Those were the good old days. They say the country is progressing, but in what direction?

Letter: A poem about Flag Day

Standing under, and for, this Colored Umbrella, our Flag, our Freedom...May it always be.

Letter: A fun little game for Bristolians

Can you find which one doesn't belong?

Letter: Agreed that Rogers Library as a gem

I now live in Minnesota but appreciate the exciting improvements I read about in The Bristol Phoenix today.

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