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Bristol Town Council

Bristol Council reviews town budget ‘wish lists’

Bristol Council reviews town budget ‘wish lists’

A $150,000 garbage truck and $20,000 worth of sand were among the items Bristol departments requested as the Town Council considers “wish lists” as it begins the fiscal 2016 budget process. In an effort to identify the town’s needs over the next five years, and consider their feasibility, Town Administrator Tony Teixeira, members of the

Bristol Harbormaster Gregg Marsili, left, discusses plans for the proposed Bristol Maritime Center with Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff inside the former Naval Reserve Armory on Thames Street. The arched doorways is one of the historical features of the 120 year-old building that planners are going to retain in the design concept.

Bristol chooses Maritime Center builder

The Bristol Capital Project Commission has chosen the developer for the Bristol Maritime Center at the former armory on Thames Street, anticipating the project to be completed this summer. The committee met on Thursday, Jan. 29, when they reviewed design/build proposals provided by the two qualified bidders, Tavares Construction of Bristol and Advance Building Concepts

Snowstorm means snow fun, as Bristol residents make the best of Juno.

Bristol emerges as Juno passes

While the deep, drifting snow is a call for residents to grab a shovel and begin the process of digging themselves out, others took the opportunity to have some winter fun. Since the streets were largely free of cars, Steve and Colleen Raposa took the opportunity to climb aboard their snowmobile and cruise the streets

A snowmobile zips along snow covered Hope Street.

Bristol blanketed by Juno’s wrath

Steady, blowing snow blanketed Bristol overnight on Monday, keeping road crews and emergency management personnel busy throughout the night. Accumulation varied, with two-foot snow drifts in some areas, and other areas nearly bare. By morning, the Department of Public Works and the State Department of Transportation had Bristol’s main roads largely cleared of snow, with