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 3. Striper Marina has raised nearly $150,000 over the past 24 years with …
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 … 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
Volvo Ocean Race: Enright and Vestas take third during In-Port Race
Bristol resident Charlie Enright led Vestas 11th Hour Racing team to a strong third place podium-finish, pleasing the home crowd who … Read More
After hours of testimony, no vote on Bristol’s Belvedere
After three-and-a-half hours of testimony, questions, posturing and procedural debates, the Bristol Planning Board and Bristol … Read More
Controversial Bristol development faces review tonight
Expect a big crowd, emotional debate and dense arguments tonight in the Colt School auditorium. The Belvedere at Thames project is up … Read More
Volvo Ocean Race: Skipper Enright and Vestas 11th Hour Racing shine in Leg 8 despite adversity of difficult race
Bristol resident and Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright came from behind to capture third place in Leg 8 of the Volvo … 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: 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 …
Letter: Proposed development would be disaster for Bristol The proposed development on Thames Street would be a disaster for Bristol. It is far too big, too ugly and too much for the available parking. It is certainly out of character for the …
Letter: Developer’s ‘changes’ aren’t worth celebrating The Belvedere at Thames developer stated in an April 17 document to town leaders: “Many of the concerns that were brought up over the last three months have been evaluated by the owner …
Sports
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 …
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …

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