Blooming red begonias nourish downtown Bristol business

With flourishing help from donors, volunteers and the Town of Bristol, 110 flowering baskets were hung on lamp posts along Hope Street this week, bringing vibrant new life to the downtown retail …
Bristol's Miss Fourth and Little Miss Fourth will be crowned Saturday night
The annual Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July Pageant is on Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Hope High School Performing Arts … Read More
Bristol church’s three-day Feast begins Friday
The big news for St. Elizabeth Church parishioners this year is the establishment of a newly named committee … the United … Read More
Mt. Hope crushes Mariners 16-2 to open playoffs
The Mt. Hope High School girl’s lacrosse team crushed Narragansett at home Thursday, 16-2, getting their Division II playoff run off … Read More
Enright and Vestas enjoy stay, but it’s back to the Leg 9 grind
Bristol resident, Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright and his team left Newport with the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as they … Read More
Striper Marina tournament will celebrate 25 years
The 25th annual Striper Marina Striped Bass Tournament will be held next week, from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June … Read More
Feds hope to spur investment in Warren, Bristol
Warren and Bristol have been named quality opportunity zones by the federal government, a designation that officials believe will make … Read More
'Best Buddies' builds bridges and friendship in Bristol Warren
Cayden Sumner and Logan Selman are truly Best Buddies. They’ve known each other since grade school and now, as Kickemuit Middle … Read More
Bristol rescue personnel respond to a boat fire
Bristol fire and Coast Guard rescue crews respond to a boat fire off off the coast of Colt State Park on Tuesday, shortly after … Read More
Marina advocates (BOOM) demand answers from Bristol
In its most recent incarnation, a plan for an expanded town marina dates back to before a November 2016 bond referendum, in which … Read More
Obituaries
Constantino da Silva, 83, of Bristol

Constantino da Silva, 83, passed away on May 17, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Marie Teresa (Medeiros) da Silva.    Born in Capelo, Faial, he was the son of the late Joaquim and …

Louise C. Whalen, 86, of Bristol

Nancy Colardo, 91, of Barrington

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Opinion
Letter: This type of economic development helps only a few I am compelled to add a few of my thoughts to the conversation regarding the debacle at State and Thames. Overall, the expansion of The Belvedere is a very bad idea, like trying to fit the wrong …
Letter: Many Bristol commercial spaces are empty … Why demand more? It defies logic how there could be dissenters to the Belvedere at Thames project who would prefer to keep an open lot with a two-tier parking garage and a stockade fence, rather than support a …
Letter: Thank you, Bristol boards, for doing the right thing As vice chairman of the Bristol Redevelopment Agency in 2005, I know James Roiter bought and restored the historic and derelict Harriet Bradford Hotel (the Herreshoffs originally built the hotel for …
Sports
Huskies baseball clobbers Tiverton and Barrington, hoping for deep playoff run The Mt. Hope baseball team clobbered Tiverton and Barrington in their last two games, moving them ahead of Smithfield for sole possession of third place in Division II with a record of 11-5. The …
Huskies baseball clobbers Narragansett 15-5, makes it to the prom on time Mt. Hope baseball players made it to the prom on time after dispatching second place Narragansett 15-5, in five innings on Friday afternoon. Charlie Amarante, Nick Simeone and Cam Santerre all got …
Volvo Ocean Race: Six teams will compete in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and …

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