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Emergency crews from Portsmouth as well as passing boaters sped to the scene of a burning powerboat off the eastern end of Hog Island Thursday afternoon around 3:20 p.m. The boat was fully … more
Two historic buildings along Bristol’s waterfront are about to get a major facelift thanks to a public-private partnership and the investment of experienced historic preservationists. The … more
Bristol Town Beach has been closed to swimming due to a sewage leak, the town announced Tuesday morning. Town officials found a small leak in a sewer line near the parking area for the beach and … more
Half of Bristol Harbor has been closed to shellfishing for several years due to contamination. So what do you do when you can’t go to the quahogs? Bring the quahogs to you. For one day last … more
Independence Park will be gone. The Thames Street business district and parts of Hope Street will be under water. Residents in one of the wealthiest sections of town will need to hop on a ferry every … more
Non-profit sailing schools that educate the next generation of sailors in boating-centric Bristol may soon be paying more than double the price to moor their small crafts in Bristol Harbor, after the … more
The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Thursday night with a couple of high energy performances. Roots rocker Becky Chace kicks things off at Independence Park at 6:30 p.m. with her band's mix … more
Bristol Police and harbor officials rushed to the area around the Mount Hope Bridge Friday morning on reports of a potential jumper on the bridge. The call came in just before 10 a.m., prompting … more
An obstacle course race scheduled for Colt State Park later this month is facing opposition from a group of residents who say last year’s race damaged the ecosystem of the park, hurting trees, … more
After bumpy weather Friday afternoon, the area could be in for another round of thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of … more
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