The Latest From Bristol

Bristol Police: DUI, dirt bikes, dumping trash and disorderly conduct

Bristol police officers made two arrests from July 12 to 19, including one for driving under the influence and another for a public display of disorderly conduct. Following are excerpts from the …
Bristol Bookfest to take on ‘Frankenstein’
Following a COVID-delayed but ultimately successful launch in 2020, Bristol Bookfest will return in 2021 for a deep dive on another … Read More
After 5 decades in journalism, Bruce Burdett's hanging up his notebook
When Bruce Burdett first arrived in Bristol to start his new job at East Bay Newspapers in the mid-’70s, he was just two years out … Read More
Questions about pay and precedent for Bristol's top leaders
When they next meet, Bristol town councilors are expected to resume a thorny conversation about how to compensate the town’s two … Read More
Paul R. Vollaro Jr., 44, of Bristol
Paul R. Vollaro Jr., 44, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Paul … Read More
Frank Cavalieri Jr., 70, of Bristol
Frank Cavalieri Jr., 70, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Hope Health Hospice, 1085 North Main St., … Read More
Therese Delores Bergeron, 95, of Bristol
Therese Delores (Desaulniers) Bergeron, 95, passed away on July 20, 2021, at Grace Barker Health.  She was the wife of the late … Read More

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