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Bristol senior signs Letter of Intent for Crew

Chloe Watson of Bristol, a senior at Bay View Academy and a member of the Bengals crew team, signed a National Letter of Intent to row at the University of Rhode Island. This fall, she recorded a …
Fresh water and fresh ideas at Bristol elementary school
For the longest time, Katherine Bowers couldn’t understand why her daughter, Kendra, was so uptight about the family’s … Read More
Grad student pitches a solution for a global crisis
Amelia Tayeh feels privileged to be a citizen of two nations — the United States and Lebanon.“I call two countries home; some … Read More
Counting the days until plastic bags are banned in Bristol
It’ll be a new year and a new outlook for business owners and consumers in 2019, as Bristol institutes a resolution to be a … Read More
Mt. Hope wrestling preview: Team looks to 'make some noise' at states
The Mt. Hope wrestling team placed third, scoring 158 points as they hosted the annual Sharon Lombardo Holiday Tournament to kick off … Read More
Sweeney announces he will not run for District 68 seat
The shakeup in District 68 continues, as one of the declared candidates to replace Laufton Ascencao has backed out less than a week … Read More
District 68 Special Election set for Tuesday, March 5
A special election to fill the District 68 House of Representatives seat vacated by Laufton Ascencao will be held next March, … Read More
Obituaries
Alice Borges, 93, of Bristol Mrs. Alice (Brown) Borges, age 93, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late David D. Borges, her husband …
Joseph DePalma, 78, of Bristol It is with great sorrow that the family of Joseph DePalma, 78, of Bristol announce his passing on De. 2, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Pauline (Rinaldi) DePalma. Born in Bristol, …
Sports
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Memorial hockey games celebrating 17 years The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the memorial games.  The …
Mt. Hope senior signs national letter of intent Mt. Hope High School senior Kaelen McKenna signed a national letter of intent on Nov. 26, declaring her intention to play for the Southern New Hampshire University women’s soccer team next …
Mt. Hope unified champs recognized at RWU hoops halftime The reputation of the Mt. Hope High School Unified basketball team continues to grow, even in the off-season. Head coach Tom Fullen is the man behind the team’s growing popularity and success, …
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Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Letter: How to delude the voting public — the Ascencao story The election and subsequent resignation of Laufton Ascencao should be an instructive example of democracy going off the rails. Mr. Asencao fabricated a narrative of a young Bristol native who …
Letter: Proud of excellent gun grades in the East Bay To the editor: The National Rifle Association was founded as a sporting and hunting association in 1871. In the 1920s and 30s, the NRA lobbied for gun control legislation in many states, as well …
Letter: Duty, honor, town — or political opportunism Bristol voters need to do better when choosing which candidates for political office they believe will most competently and honorably represent their best interests. Recent experience indicates more …

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