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The fourth-graders at Guiteras Elementary School in Bristol got together to help make Jacob Thompson’s early Christmas a little brighter. Jacob is a terminally ill 9-year-old boy from Saco, Maine, who asked for Christmas cards so he could celebrate his last Christmas early. more
A once popular upscale restaurant well-known to Bristol residents, the Hotpoint now stands as an artist cooperative retail store that features art from all mediums created by more than 30 local … more
Bristol veterans rejoiced on Saturday during their annual Veteran's Day celebration and the ribbon cutting for their new home. The new hall was packed with veterans and their families as well as … more
The south end of Bristol will be torn up and blocked to most motorists for about a month, while crews from C.B. Utility replace the sewer main that connects from Roger Williams University to the … more
A skeptical Warren Town Council voted Tuesday to partner with Bristol in a three-part study that focuses in part on whether it would be feasible to break up the 27-year-old regional district and have … more
A Bristol native has been indicted by a Rhode Island Grand Jury for raping a woman in a Bristol park at 1 a.m. on a July night more than a year ago. According to prosecutors, Darian Hakeem, who … more
PROVIDENCE — The Mt. Hope football team lost to Moses Brown, 55-35, in a Division II playoff quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Matt DeFelice completed 15 passes for 193 yards and … more
Joseph Sgro, the 63-year-old owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, was killed Thursday when his new Outerlimits SB 50 powerboat boat flipped in the Florida Keys. Mr. Sgro is the … more
For years, Mark Matrone pledged that if the John Andrade Insurance company ever put a new roof on their building downtown, he would install solar panels. In February, they put in a new roof. In … more
Back when Ralph Larson was a boy, the Kickemuit River was a fisherman’s paradise. Its banks were fringed with eel grass and rockweed, and it wasn’t hard to go out on the water for a few … more
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