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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
Trending Stories
Huskies boosters hold color run
The Mt. Hope Boosters club will kick-off their annual tailgate event with the Boosters Color Run at the high school track and grounds … Read More
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 … Read More
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. … Read More
Mt. Hope Bridge Run is Saturday
Pedestrians are only permitted on the Mt. Hope Bridge once a year, and that day is Saturday. On Aug. 11, the second annual Century 21 … Read More
A Tribute to President Donald J. Farish
The passing of Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish leaves a sad and sudden void that will be difficult to fill at … Read More
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles
EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur … Read More
Obituaries
Patricia L. Accinno, 67, formerly of Bristol Patricia L. (Barboza) Accinno, 67, of Coventry, formerly of Bristol, passed away on Aug. 4, 2018, at home after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of Ralph Accinno. She was …
Alvaro Rebelo Teixeira, 68, of Bristol Alvaro Rebelo Teixeira, 68, passed away on Aug. 8, 2018,m at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the husband of Belinda (Wieselquist) Teixeira Born in Santo Amarao, Sao Jorge, Azores, he was …
Mary Olson, 70, of Bristol Ms. Mary D. (Ruggieri) Olson, age 70, of Terrace Drive, Bristol, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence and a lifelong Bristol resident, she was …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - Aug. 9, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 9, 2018, edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Opinion
Letter: We need a representative willing to change Statehouse tactics As election season nears, I find myself thinking about the kind of state representative we in District 68 need. Our community needs a representative who will listen to community members’ …
Letter: Why there are not eulogies in the Catholic Church Recently, Arlene Violet wrote a column criticizing the Catholic Church. First, I will admit that the church is not perfect, because man is involved in its operation. Among the issues she mentioned …
Letter: Bristol Democratic Town Committee stronger today We are proud members of the Bristol Democratic Town Committee and prouder still of the recent surge in enthusiasm among local Democrats that has resulted in the growth of the committee to more …
Letter: Motorists, please, stop and look both ways My heart just weeps for the little boy who passed on Tuesday afternoon and for his family and friends. (We’ve not learned his name). I’m saddened for the young woman who struck him, as …
Sports
Bristol all-stars play for state title Thursday night The King Philip Little League’s all-star team for 9, 10 and 11-year-olds will play for a state title this week, when they head to Cranston to take on Coventry Thursday. King Philip heads to …
Another 'Classic' in Barrington One of the largest crowds ever turned out for this year's CVS Health Charity Classic golf tournament at Rhode Island Country Club on Monday, June 25.  Many fans were there to watch Rory …
East Bay girls win state championship The East Bay Girls Lacrosse 7/8 Blue team won the RIYLL State Championship on June 17, defeating South County 13-8. Reilly Curran dominated on the draw, winning possession for East Bay throughout …
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …

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