The Latest From Bristol

Audubon's Youth Conservation League blazes a new trail

Spending part of their summer undertaking tasks like removing invasive species, restoring boardwalks, and improving wildlife habitat, five environmentally-minded young women from area high schools, …
Bristol Police: Drugs, larceny and sick animals
Bristol Police officers made several arrests from Aug. 12 to 19, including one for drugs, one for larceny and a couple others for … Read More
Bristol Police camp strives to build a community of leaders
They tested their wits while investigating a crime scene, pushed their boundaries while climbing their way through a ropes course. … Read More
DEM Police arrest two fishermen, caught with 37 illegal stripers
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Robert Majors, … Read More
JoAnn Collins, 66, of Bristol
JoAnn (Proto) Collins, 66, of Kickemuit Avenue passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of Charles E. … Read More
H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Bristol
H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of 41 Usher Terrace, Bristol, passed away on Wednesday August 14, 2019, … Read More
Robert J. Donato, 59, of Bristol
Robert J. Donato, 59, of Bristol, R.I., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Aug. 22,  2019.
Bristol Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on July 11, 2019.
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