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The Bristol Police Color Guard marches in the 2015 Fourth of July Parade.

Bristol Police: Busy weekend of fireworks, loud parties, drunk driving, stolen golf cart

Bristol Police: Busy weekend of fireworks, loud parties, drunk driving, stolen golf cart

Though Bristol police officers were racing around town for most of the Fourth of July weekend, they arrested only a few people, including two drunk drivers on parade day. The majority of calls were for fireworks, fights and loud parties. Below is a log of Bristol Police activity from June 29 to July 5. Monday,

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Noble trees felled for new Vets’ Home in Bristol

  While the construction of a new, $94 million Rhode Island Veterans’ Home in Bristol met with overwhelming support from Rhode Island voters back in 2012, one aspect of the construction has local residents upset over the clear-cutting to make way for the improvements. Clearing the way for the new 250,000-square-foot facility, workers transformed the


Naval Academy Midshipmen arriving Friday

This Friday morning, July 10, four U.S. Naval Academy 44’ sail-training vessels will moor at Herreshoff Pier for a three-day port visit and community outreach. At press time they were scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. The USNA contingent will include 35 male and female Midshipmen and five faculty coaches. They are completing an ocean

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Portsmouth, Bristol crews busy Tuesday with water rescues

Above: File photo of Bristol Fire Department boat during a previous search and rescue effort. PORTSMOUTH — Firefighters had a busy afternoon on the water Tuesday, responding to three separate incidences within an hour. At 2:58 p.m., the department was notified of an eight-foot inflatable boat adrift off Sand Point on Prudence Island. Vessels from the


Video: A dozen fireworks displays from one tiny beach

PORTSMOUTH — Why settle for one Fourth of July fireworks display? On Saturday night, we counted no fewer than a dozen different displays from a vantage point on a deserted Common Fence Point Beach in the north end of Portsmouth. (Not all 12 can be seen at once in this short video, however.) In the video

FC2 Raquel Josserand shows a group of visitors around the bridge of the USS Tortuga on Friday, July 3. Photos by Rich Dionne

Hospitable U.S.S. Tortuga a fun time for all

BRISTOL—Boarding the U.S.S. Tortuga was a child’s dream. Visitors got to crawl through humvees, hold weapons and interact with naval personnel and marines as they made their way through the naval LSD-46 Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship. Marines hosted a martial arts demonstration inside the ship’s hangar and naval officers gave tours through the cargo bay,

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