The Latest From Bristol

Tiverton sees sudden hike in coronavirus cases — the East Bay count

From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of Health late Saturday. Little Compton remained the only town in …
Rhode Island issued stay-at-home order
Rhode Islanders have been issued a stay-at-home executive order, effective until April 13, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced during her … Read More
Rhode Island Department of Health reports state’s initial deaths from COVID-19
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the … Read More
East Bay nonprofit changing locations, temporarily
Tap-In is moving. The nonprofit organization that has offered a helping hand to people in need in the East Bay for the last 37 … Read More
Maria Ribeiro, 98, of Bristol
Maria (Rodrigues) Ribeiro, 98, of Silver Creek Manor passed away on March 21, 2020. She was the wife of the late Gabriel Silva … Read More
Thomas G. Breslin, M.D., of Bristol
Thomas G. Breslin, M.D., a resident of Bristol, and Delray Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020 holding the … Read More
Andrea A. Hoffman of Bristol
Mrs. Andrea A. (Alfano) Hoffman, of Bristol, R.I., died Sunday, March 8, 2020. She was the wife of the late Francis T. Hoffman, Jr., … Read More
Businesses – Who's Open
Who's open, who's not — Bristol restaurants

As a service to readers and to restaurants, we compiled updates on which Bristol restaurants are open and which are not. This list may not be complete, and we apologize to any businesses not …

Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
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