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The following is a list of Bristol Police Department activity from Monday, Dec. 28 to Thursday, Dec. 31. Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 At 12:21 p.m. a small leaf fire on a second floor front porch at Church Street was reported. The Bristol Fire Department extinguished the fire and investigated. At 1:48 p.m. a complainant reported two juveniles on bicycles - one in...

There are few tougher tests of boat and rig than the Sydney-Hobart Race and winners in this year’s especially brutal edition were helped by equipment from Bristol’s Hall Spars. While dozens of battered boats were retiring, the 100-foot Comanche, skippered by Ken Read, sailed on to become first boat to finish despite breaking a rudder in a collision with a...

Mt. Hope High School Principal Donald Rebello announced an evacuation Tuesday afternoon in reaction to a bomb threat called into the school at 12:30 p.m. Students immediately exited the building, as they've been taught through evacuation drills, and were taken by bus to the Quinta Gamelin Center at Colt State Park. Transport to a second location is not protocol. However,...

BRISTOL — Hundreds of families gathered at Roger Williams University in Bristol Saturday to cheer on more than 300 local elementary and middle school students as they tested their robot design and programming skills at the annual First Lego League (FLL) Rhode Island Robotics State Championship event. Forty teams of students ages 9 to 14, from across Rhode Island and Southeastern...

PRUDENCE ISLAND — The Prudence Island Planning Commission (PIPC) is hosting an informational meeting on Saturday, Jan. 23, regarding the ferry rate fare increase proposed by A&R Marine Corp. The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hope Brown Center at Farnham Farm, 113 Pleasant Ave., Prudence Island. Although plans have not yet been finalized, it’s expected that...

A wild week of anger and consternation ended tonight when the Bristol Fourth of July Committee voted 80 to 10 to reverse its decision to shorten the parade route. It was standing room only at the Colt School auditorium for the public meeting, held in response to the committee's Jan. 6 decision to eliminate the parade route section on Hope Street...

EAST PROVIDENCE — On a night centered around a fund-raising effort in support of a fellow student, the host East Providence High School girls' basketball team delighted a large home crowd by cruising past Mt. Hope, 48-27, in a Division II-South contest played January 14. The Townies were in command throughout, leading 23-11 at intermission as they improved to 4-4...

Bristol Fire Chief Bob Martin will retire on January 29 after nearly 11 years in the position. Chief Martin made the move from volunteer firefighter to chief when he was hired by former Bristol Town Administrator Diane C. Mederos in June, 2005. Prior to that he was employed as an engineer at the United States Department of Defense. He graduated...

A utility pole that appears to be rotten at the base was leaning precariously close to Redlefsen's restaurant on Thames Street in Bristol a little after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The owner of Redlefen's said they are waiting for National Grid to reach the scene. High, fierce winds are blowing through the area, and police officers have blocked motorists from...

The Mt. Hope High School gymnastics beat rival Portsmouth and Toll Gate last night to remain undefeated in Division II. The Lady Huskies scored 132.30, Portsmouth scored 129.50 and Toll Gate scored 122.20 at the Huskies home meet at the Newport YMCA on Tuesday night. The lady Huskies were led by senior Victoria Gendreau who scored a 9.15 on vault, 9.0 on...

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