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Northbound drivers on Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth were at a standstill following the accident. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bridge accident snarls Portsmouth, Bristol traffic

Bridge accident snarls Portsmouth, Bristol traffic

PORTSMOUTH — A vehicle accident on the Portsmouth side of the Mt. Hope Bridge late this afternoon created a logjam of traffic on both sides of the span during the height of drivers’ commute home. At about 5:20 p.m. vehicles heading into Portsmouth on the bridge were being diverted by police around a disabled white car

Eilee Cameron, 5, plays with a kitten in a play room at the new Bristol Animal Shelter. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Ribbon cut on Bristol’s ‘state-of-the-art’ new animal shelter

A little rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of nearly 100 people who filled the humane education center inside Bristol’s new animal shelter Monday. After years in the planning and fundraising stages, volunteers and members of the capital project committee that ushered the project to fruition welcomed the public to tour the facility after


Bristol Police: College parties, neighbor disputes, sword-wielding man

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21: Monday, Sept. 15 Officers investigated reports of someone screaming in the area of Leahy Drive at 11:15 a.m. It was a domestic issue. No arrest was made. Police and fire personnel responded to a small brush fire at the Storyland


Bristol cops mix drugs and guns in ‘take back’ day

The Bristol Police Department will host two “take back” programs on Saturday, Sept. 27, collecting drugs and guns. As in the past, the Bristol PD will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency in the DEA’s National Pharmaceutical Take Back Day. The Bristol Police Department headquarters on Metacom Avenue has been designated as a drop-off location.


Bristol arrest log: DUI, domestic vandalism, underage drinking

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Luke A. Latessa, 18, of 108 Kickemuit Ave., Bristol, was charged with possession of narcotics and cited for possession of marijuana on Sept. 15. Eric Troiano, 37, of 64 Constitution St., Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and driving on a

File photo of a previous search near Mt. Hope Bridge.

Search continues for woman who jumped from Mt. Hope Bridge

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — An ongoing search of Mt. Hope Bay has still not turned up anything after a woman jumped from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night. “There was a confirmed jump,” Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said Thursday. The Portsmouth Fire Department was notified that a 44-year-old woman jumped from the


Bristol Police score high on access report

Open and accessible are not often thought of as words used to describe a police force. But they fit the Bristol Police Department, according to a recent audit of public records access around the state. The non-profit freedom of information coalition ACCESS/RI audited all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to check their compliance