The Latest From Bristol

Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna fund-raiser returns on Feb. 19

The fifth annual 1st SGT. P. Andrew McKenna Beer Tasting event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Aidan’s Pub, starting at 6 p.m. Family members and friends of the late Sgt. McKenna …
Bristol Police : Officers make arrests after breaking up college party and fight
It was a quiet week for Bristol police officers, aside from shutting down a party/fight late Saturday night. Following are Bristol … Read More
Meet Avery Kirby — An inspired veteran, an inventor on a mission
Of the many signs in Avery Kirby’s room at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home, one above all others speaks volumes of the man … Read More
Mt Hope students have a day on Capitol Hill
The impeachment proceedings weren’t the only thing happening in Washintgton, DC last week. A local group, including … Read More
Obituaries
Lt. Col Robert E. Vermette, 82
Lt. Col Robert E. Vermette (ret.), 82, died Dec. 27, 2019, after a long battle with melonoma and pancreatic cancer. Bob is survived by … Read More
Thomas G. Sardinha, 57, of Bristol
Thomas G. Sardinha, 57, of Bristol, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Tom was son of Virginia (Sousa) Sardinha … Read More
Rose Vollaro, 92, of Bristol
Mrs. Rose (Ruggieri) Vollaro, age 92, of Bristol, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol, surrounded by her … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 29, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 29 Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 23, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 23 Bristol Phoenix.
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