The Latest From Bristol

Bristol saying goodbye to Town Treasurer

Julie Goucher, Bristol's Treasurer and Finance Director, is moving on.
USS Milwaukee coming to Bristol for July 4th weekend
The ship will anchor off Bristol but will not be available for public tours. Read More
What goes into a safe and happy 4th?
What does it take to keep a town full of revelers safe on Bristol’s big day? We asked the experts. Read More
Sports
DeWolf, Towers fuel Bristol-Warren all-stars to back to back wins
The Bristol-Warren Little League 12U all-stars shut out Newport 5-0 at Bristol Memorial field on Saturday and crushed Pawtucket 15-3 … Read More
Tunnelmen defeat Grays in annual vintage ball game
Throwback baseball from a bygone era took its turn last Saturday on the Bristol Town Common under sunlit skies and windy … Read More
East Bay team wins lacrosse state championship
Three East Bay Lacrosse teams made it to the state championship finals games held at URI last weekend.  The East Bay Girls … Read More
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Obituaries
George Crowther George J. Crowther (77) passed away peacefully at Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport, RI on July 1, 2022, after a long illness. He was born to George and Evelyn (Gagnon) Crowth
Joseph Rioux Sr. Joseph D. "Huggy Bear" Rioux Sr., 46, of Warren, went home to be with the Lord, our Heavenly Father, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Miriam Hospital, Providence from necrotizing fasciitis. He was
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