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Bristol town officials and DPW crews learn how to use a vibrating roller given to the town in an effort to make RI pothole free.

New repair method could mean fewer potholes in Bristol

New repair method could mean fewer potholes in Bristol

Potholes may be less of a problem in Bristol than they are in other Rhode Island communities, but on Tuesday morning, it didn’t take work crews very long to find one. Town officials and Department of Public Works crews hovered over a foot and a half long divot at the corner of Metacom Avenue and

Bristol's DPW crews pick up trash along Thames Street, a job that will stay with town employees for now.

Bristol trash to remain with DPW

  The town’s department of public works will continue to collect trash in Bristol and privatization will not be considered at least for another year. That decision came even after the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, an independent, non-partisan public policy research and education organization that looks to promote efficiencies in government, recommended otherwise. “If

Bristol DPW workers could lose trash duties if town decides to use private company.

Bristol union rep wants town to view trash duties from clear perspective

With the new year and a new town council, there could come a renewed interest in looking at the issue of privatization of trash collection in town. Recently, the Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, a non-profit group that measures efficiencies in municipal operations, presented a study of Bristol’s department of public works and suggested the