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Westport police: Two face drug charges following car stop

Thursday, Jan. 13 Police received word of a road hazard on State Road just after 9 a.m., and addressed it. Friday, Jan. 14 Animal complaints came in from Cornell Road just after 11 …
Eagles overcome challenges en route to 11-2 record
They have played more than a dozen games, but not many with a full roster.  In fact, through the first nine games of the … Read More
National Grid releases details on nor'easter preparedness
National Grid is prepared for a powerful winter nor’easter to hit New England late Friday and continue through Saturday, Jan. 28 … Read More
Barrington News Briefs: DPW worker honored, vacancies on town boards
• Council honors longtime public works employee: Members of the Barrington Town Council recently passed a resolution … Read More
Maria Micheletti exemplified a life well lived
Maria, better knew as Marie to family and friends, passed from this life at her Barrington home on January 12, surrounded by her … Read More
Westport Dairy opens its doors
They'd hoped to open in November, but Shauna and Andrew Ferry were finally able to unlock the doors to Westport Dairy last week … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington boys lose to Rams and Townies
The Barrington High School boys basketball team lost to undefeated LaSalle Academy 73-45 in a home game on Monday night, Jan. 24, and … Read More
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Obituaries
Steven Michael Nemec, 67, Portsmouth Steven Michael Nemec, 67, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Jan. 21, 2022. He was born on Feb. 16, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Francis J. and Harriet Dione (Mobley) …
Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, 94, Bristol Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, age 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at Crestwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Zeitler.Born and raised in Bristol, a daughter of the late …
Mario A. Mancieri, 84, Bristol Mario A. “Red” Mancieri. Mario passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Bristol, RI. Mario was the son of Pantaleone ”Leo” and …
Sports
12-year-old Warren resident a rising football star Meet 12-year-old Tyler Rhynard of Warren. Following in the footsteps of his high-powered athletic parents, Tyler is making his own history.
Barrington High School hockey team wins back-to-back games The Barrington High School boys hockey team improved to 5-6-3 after winning twice this weekend. The Eagles defeated Toll Gate/Pilgrim 4-1 on Friday night, and then beat Prout 2-1 on Saturday. The …
Huskies crush Scituate 66-31, remain undefeated atop Division III Mt. Hope remains undefeated atop Division III Photos and story by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.  Senior forward Rick Julien scored 18 points as the Mt. Hope basketball team crushed Scituate 66-31 …
Duals done, EPHS tracksters prep for championship meets EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence High School indoor track and field teams completed their respective 2021-22 regular season dual meet schedules over the last week as the Townies …
Opinion
Letter: Severe environmental concerns surround Robin Rug project

To the editor:We are writing today to express concerns surrounding the proposed Robin Rug development project on Thames Street.As abutters to the mill, we have always known that there was potential …

Letter: The HDC does retaliate against people — we lived it

To the editor:Following the lead story in the Jan. 20 edition of the Bristol Phoenix titled “An historic hassle?”, I wanted to provide some additional context regarding our complaint …

Letter: Let's build a new park at the monastery property

To the editor: In response to the article about building a new park, I want to thank Jacob Brier for pushing the idea of a town park with town officials. I read Jacob’s idea about having the …

Letter: BCWA’s historical buildings deserve better than this

To the editor: Recently Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) made known its plan to demolish the Child Street (Route 103) pumping station and store house built by the Bristol and Warren Water Works …

Letter: Support Tiverton police grant — the time is now

To the editor: As a recently retired resident, I have become involved in many various community projects especially those held through our Tiverton Police Department. I have seen firsthand their …

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