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Bristol zoners get first look at downtown Belvedere plan

Another lengthy chapter for the “Belvedere at Thames Street” downtown development proposal opened last Thursday, when the Bristol Zoning Board of Review convened for its first look at the …
Manager selects Brian Peters as Portsmouth’s next police chief
PORTSMOUTH — When Brian Peters unexpectedly retired as deputy police chief in March 2018 after 20 years on the force, Police Chief … Read More
Bring forth the Fourth in Bristol!
In a time-honored tradition, Bristol officially kicked off the Fourth of July celebration with Flag Day ceremonies last Friday … Read More
Drag queen draws children (and protestors) to Bristol library
“Once upon a time, there were many kinds: this and that, somewhat and whatnot, either and very, sort of, just, rather, a little, … Read More
Richard Angelo Palumbo, 33, of Warren
Richard Angelo Palumbo, 33, of Metacom Avenue, passed away on June 11, 2019, at home. Born in Providence, he was the son of the … Read More
Paul A. Doyle, 78, formerly of Bristol
Paul A. Doyle, 78, formerly of Bristol, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Doris L. (Lemoi) Doyle. … Read More
Dottie (Dorothy) R. Gardner, 84, of Bristol
Dottie (Shin) Gardner, 84, of Byfield Street, Bristol, passed peacefully into the arms of her beloved Elbert on June 6, 2019. Per her … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - May 16, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – May 9, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 9 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

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