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Public’s help sought in finding missing Portsmouth man

The Middletown Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 71-year-old Portsmouth man, a former longtime member of the Zoning Board of Review.
RIDEM approves proposed remedy for MMS ground contamination issue
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin Middle School renovation project is again able to move forward full bore after a plan to deal with soil … Read More
Barrington extends contract with resilience planning consultant
Members of the Barrington Town Council voted unanimously to extend the contract with resilience planning consultant Karlo Berger. … Read More
Bristol's First Baptist Church ready to unveil its renovated space
Not since the late 19th century has Bristol’s First Baptist Church enjoyed such a dramatic facelift. Read More
Post 10 squads ready for start of 2024 Legion Baseball league slates
EAST PROVIDENCE — The respective Riverside Post 10 teams, sponsored in part by the ATC (Athletes turned Champion) performance center … Read More
Eagles compete at New England Track and Field Championship
Members of the Barrington High School boys outdoor track team brought home three top-six finishes at the New England Championships on … Read More
Bristol Firemen’s Memorial honors service over self
Intermittent rain and wind may have dampened parade attendance, but the heart and soul of Bristol’s annual Firemen’s Memorial was … Read More
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First-ever East Providence Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday

Nearly 40 restaurants are taking part in the inaugural East Providence Restaurant Week, which begins this Sunday, June 16, and continues until Saturday, June 22. Throughout the week, participants …

Water Lantern Festival in Pawtucket Saturday night

Slater Park in Pawtucket is host site for the Water Lantern Festival this Saturday, June 15. The festival takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A ticket to the festival includes a floating lantern that …

Providence hosts Pridefest celebration and parade

Providence is the host of a Pridefest Celebration and Illuminated Parade this Saturday, June 15, from 12 to 10 p.m. in the city. The heart of the celebration takes place at District Park, 120 Peck …
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Obituaries
Hortense Puniello Hortense "Tancy" (Carreira) Puniello, 95, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Bluffton, South Carolina on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. She was the wife of the late John Anthony Puni
Marie Perry Marie Elizabeth Perry (Liz) died on Mother's Day, May 12th, 2024 at the age of 94. Liz, Mom, Mimi, Lizzie, Grammy Liz, was a resident at The Lodges Care Center in Springvale, Maine. She was a person t
Dolores Bisbano Dolores "Dee" Bisbano, 87, of Viking Drive, passed away on June 9, 2024, at home. She was the wife of the late Richard Bisbano. Born in Somerset, MA, she was the daughter of the late Virginio C. and
Sports
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 …
Repairs, renovations to East Providence school facilities begin in earnest as term ends EAST PROVIDENCE — The district has access to and continues to explore ways of utilizing a portion of the balance of upwards of some $7.4 million in new East Providence High School construction …
BHS volleyball: A state championship four years in the making Four years ago, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team went 1-15.   The team’s roster featured a group of freshmen still very new to the sport. Athletic, intelligent and …
East Providence High School recognizes top athletes for 2023-24 term The East Providence High School Department of Athletics and the Friends of Townie Athletics recently held the school's annual Senior Sports Awards Night Wednesday, May 29. The top prizes were …
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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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.