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Calling all Purple Heart recipients from Bristol

In August of 2019, then-Gov. Gina Raimondo declared Rhode Island a Purple Heart State, joining 44 other states and the territory of Guam. Last week, a proclamation made by Councilman Aaron Ley, …
University welcomes $1.6 million to bolster oyster and aquaculture efforts
On Monday, Aug. 8, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined Roger Williams University President Ioannis Miaoulis for a … Read More
Police: Bristol driver charged with DUI, fleeing accident in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A 38-year-old Bristol woman was arrested by Portsmouth Police on Tuesday, Aug. 2, after she allegedly fled the scene … Read More
Keep these dates in mind for the upcoming elections
The deadline to register to vote (by any means) is Aug. 14 for the primary and Oct. 9 for the general election. Read More
Bristol Warren 10U falls in state tourney after taking district title
After an 8-4 conquering of Rumford delivered the Bristol Warren 10U Little League team a District 2 title and a trip to the state … Read More
Bristol Warren All-Stars fall to Portsmouth in finals
Despite a valiant effort and great play throughout the District 2 Majors tournament, the Bristol Warren All-Stars ultimately fell to … Read More
Portsmouth Major All-Stars advance to states (photos)
BRISTOL — The Portsmouth Major Little League All-Stars are going to the state tournament.  They beat Bristol/Warren 8-4 on … Read More
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