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Bristol Police: One arrest for narcotics, a few noisy neighbor complaints

Bristol police officers made one arrest and investigated a handful of coyote and noisy neighbor complaints from Feb. 23 to 28. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Police were called to Jameson Drive at 1:38 p.m. …
Does Bristol Warren get its fair share of state aid?
Many locals party blame the State of Rhode Island for shortfalls in public school funding. It’s true — state aid to education has … Read More
Bristol Warren school financial mess — how they got here
How did they get here? Even school insiders have been asking that question for the past couple of weeks, ever since it became clear … Read More
For this restaurateur … The future is bright
Jordan Sawyer, who just last week received final approval for his liquor and victualing licenses for his new restaurant, Brick Pizza … Read More
Joseph R. Bolton, 57
Joseph R. Bolton, 57, passed away in Providence on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, after a short illness. He was the loyal husband of Zita … Read More
Manuel doSanto Cristo Silva, 74, of Bristol
Manuel doSanto Cristo Silva, 74, of Rosedale Drive, Bristol, passed away on March 1, 2021, at home.  He was the husband of the … Read More
Gail Lillian Peloquin,78, formerly of Bristol and Warren
Gail Lillian Peloquin,78, formerly of Warren and Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on Feb, 21, 2021, with family by her side at … Read More

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