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Photos: Bristol Parade 2022

Enjoy photos from the 237th Bristol 4th of July Parade.
Barrington police: Teens broke into vacant house, partied
Two teenagers are facing charges after they allegedly broke into a Barrington home and partied there while the residents were away on … Read More
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
Waving the flag in Little Compton
For those who didn't want to make the drive to Bristol for the big parade, beaches in Tiverton ad Little Compton were packed Monday. … Read More
Large crowd turns out for kids bike ride in Barrington
It was fun, and it was a fund-raiser. The annual Fraid Knots Kids Bike Ride took place late last month, and drew a large crowd of … Read More
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Little Compton book includes new information on Cuffe

A new Little Compton Historical Society book that details the interesting histories and ownership of six private homes, two “lost” houses, and the society's own Wilbor House and Quaker …

'Fast Eddie' Beaulieu leads Westport Fourth of July parade

He won't be there in person, but Eddie "Fast Eddie" Beaulieu will be on the minds of many marchers when Westport holds its annual Fourth of July parade Monday morning. Beaulieu, who is 106 years …

A quick primer for the Bristol Fourth parade

For the thousands who go every year, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade will feel warmly familiar. An array of town and state politicians, service personnel and first-responders, military veterans and …
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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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Free Event: Annual community reading of famous Frederick Douglass Speech

Linden Place Museum in Bristol, RI invites the community to join a live reading of Frederick Douglass’ iconic 1852 speech “What to The Slave Is The Fourth of July” on Thursday, July …

Sports
Barrington girls top Newport 10-5 in must-win game The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team knocked off Newport 10-5 in a must-win District II tournament game at Braga Park in Newport on Thursday night, June 30. Erin Moran crushed a …
Barrington loses to Tiverton, forced into re-match with Newport The Barrington Majors Division All-Star softball team struggled to score runs against a tough Tiverton team on Wednesday night, June 29, losing 10-0.  The loss dropped Barrington into an …
Barrington native plays a key role for URI Women’s Crew When Julia Fortin was at Barrington High School, her primary sports were volleyball and basketball. In fact she was a member of the Eagles volleyball team that captured the 2016 state …
Portsmouth all-stars beat Middletown and Riverside Great pitching, defense and timely hitting was the formula for Portsmouth Little League 12U all-stars as they shut down Middletown 5-1 at Aquidneck Field on Saturday and thwarted Riverside 5-2 at …
Opinion
Letter: Portsmouth is sowing distrust, disbelief regarding solar

To the editor: Once again, the Portsmouth Town Council has stonewalled residents who are trying to protect their town from the worst aspects of commercial solar development.  At their most …

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: Why should locals lose access to South Shore Beach?

South Shore beach is a breathtaking natural resource in Little Compton. For generations it was known as the "Town Beach" enjoyed mainly by residents with some visitors. However, in the recent past …

Letter: Bowens have a point on NIMBYism, but not that one

John and Patrick Bowen assert that the opposition to their proposed oyster farm at Seapowet Marsh is an example of NIMBYISM (Not in my backyard). They are absolutely correct! As Little Compton …

Letter: Come to Tiverton Monday to honor holiday's true meaning

I would like the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4th is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of …

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