UPDATE: Bristol Town Beach reopened after sewage closure

Sewage leak forced the town to ban swimming pending water quality tests

By Patrick Luce
Posted 7/18/17

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 …

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