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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, following the acceptance of Mr. Ascencao’s official letter of …
Bristol marina expansion plans near completion
According to Bristol Harbormaster Greg Marsili, pending the resolution of a couple of minor details, the plans for the proposed … Read More
Science night at Colt Andrews School is a hit
Third-grader Olivia Taylor was standing by, waiting. The film cannister she’d just given a good shake to was filled with water and … Read More
Test scores vary widely across Bristol Warren school district
Just over half of Bristol Warren Regional School District students in Grades 3 to 8 are meeting or exceeding state standards for … Read More
DePasquale joins District 68 race
Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring, seeking to claim the District 68 seat vacated Wednesday by Laufton … Read More
District 68 race would require a Primary first
The political vacuum created by the sudden departure of District 68 Representative-elect Laufton Ascencao will take at least two … Read More
Candidates lining up for vacant District 68 seat
Candidates are lining up to run for the House District 68 seat left vacant by Laufton Ascencao's sudden resignation from the seat he … Read More
Obituaries
Sarah Caizzi, 81, Bristol 'The Mayor' was loved by all who knew herSarah (Tattrie) Caizzi, 81, passed away at Women and Infants Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Born and raised in Bristol, the …
Joseph A. Souto, Jr., 77, of Bristol Mr. Joseph A. Souto, Jr., age 77, of Lawn Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Liduina (Travassos) Souto, his wife of 45 …
Sports
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, …
What happened to softball in Bristol? Something killed softball in Bristol, but no one seems to agree on what. Was it parental apathy? The rising popularity of lacrosse? Squabbles among leagues? Criminal activity? Or the influence of …
Eagles and Huskies prep for annual football showdown When the Barrington High School football team boards its bus for the trip to Bristol this week for its annual football game against rival Mt. Hope High, you can bet they’ll be …
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Opinion
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Bristol Council can rescue Industrial Park Our newly elected Bristol Town Council faces a critical choice right after its inauguration. This council needs to decide whether to take a long-term economic development view or a short-term view …
Letter: Bristol's Byfield efforts are very appreciated Having read the recent front-page article about construction at the Byfield School, I felt it necessary to lend my voice to this discussion. I have proudly served as adjunct faculty in the Visual …
Letter: Many reasons to oppose Old Orchard Farm development I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed development of more than 30 homes on the Old Orchard Farm property off Hope Street. At the Bristol Planning Board meetings in October and …

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