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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
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time in a while, the full council was privy to an updated overview of the progress made on and future plans for the city’s shoreline by the East Providence Waterfront … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a meeting that had more acrimony than accomplishment, the City Council, Wednesday night, Nov. 7, did approve one significant piece of legislation by giving the first of two … more
Patriotic music will fill the air along Bristol's waterfront Tuesday as the 99th Army Band kicks off the Fourth of July Concert Series in Independence Park. The concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. in … more
The Town of Warren will try again to win a federal grant it lost out on last year that would help officials complete as much as $3.5 million in much-needed repairs to the seawall at the Town Wharf on … more
Despite a ban on pedestrians on the Mt. Hope Bridge, local residents and visitors routinely trudge up to the top of the bridge to take in the breath-taking view, only to be escorted off by the police … more
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