The Latest From Bristol

New video, more photos: Racers take in the sights during bridge run

Runners and walkers took in the sights from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge on Saturday as they participated in the second annual Century 21 Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K. The race started in Portsmouth and took racers over the bridge to Bristol. The race finished below the bridge at Roger Williams University.

Bristol family’s rich garden sprouts one ‘mega’ flower

After 30 years of living just off Gooding Avenue, the Dias family noticed a strange intertwined set of flowers budding from what seemed to be one mega-stem. By June of this summer season, they …
Boat runs aground at Touisset Point

The state Department of Environmental Management is investigating the grounding of a center console fishing boat on Touisset Point some time Friday night or Saturday morning. Warren Harbormaster …

Bristol couple providing a lifeline for Haiti’s poorest

It began in 2010, when Ken and Mary Watkinson sat watching the evening news in their Sherman Avenue home. The coverage was of the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that leveled Haiti — …

Bristol all-stars win two, lose two in Eastern championship

The 10-11-year-old All-Stars, representing King Philip Little League of Bristol, ventured to Beverley, Mass., to represent Rhode Island in the Eastern Regionals tournament of state champions. …

New Bristol law combats 'unruly' behavior (including college kids)

The Bristol Town Council put into effect a new ordinance combatting “unruly gatherings” during its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The amendment to Chapter 17 of the Bristol Town Code …

Obituaries
Maria Ilda Rego, 69, of Bristol Maria Ilda (Cordeiro) Rego, 69, of River Street, Bristol, passed away on Aug. 13, 2018, at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Horacio Jose do Rego. Born in Relva, Sao Miguel, …
Viola Palumbo, 85, of Bristol Viola (Cunard) Palumbo, 85, of Violet Court passed away on August 9, 2018 at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of Angelo C. Palumbo.    Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the …
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Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - Aug. 9, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 9, 2018, edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

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