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Bristol Police: A few complaints about noise and neighbors

Bristol Police made no arrests, but did chase down a few complaints about noisy neighbors or misbehaving juveniles, in incidents reported between Nov. 23 and 29. Monday, Nov. 23 Officers were …
UPDATED: The lights will go on SUNDAY in downtown Bristol
In a route that will, beginning at 6 p.m., take Santa from the Fire Department headquarters west on Annawamscutt Drive, north on … Read More
Live 'Santa's Workshop' returns to downtown Bristol this weekend
Santa Claus and helpers will be back in downtown Bristol this weekend, for the "Santa's Workshop" live display in a corner storefront … Read More
Gov. Raimondo: Early data suggests Rhode Islanders are in compliance of the two-week 'pause'
Four days into the two-week ‘pause’ and the evidence was suggesting that Rhode Islanders were complying with the new rules … Read More
Robert G. Burch II of Swansea
Robert G. Burch II, of Swansea, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 29 2020. He was the husband of … Read More
Henry L. Birkenfeld, 79, of Bristol
Henry L. Birkenfeld, 79, of Bristol, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at St Elizabeth’s Manor. Born in Texas, he was a son of the … Read More
George V. Almeida, 94, of Bristol
George V. Almeida, 94, passed away peacefully in Providence, R.I., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. He was the husband of the late Isabel … Read More

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