The Latest From Bristol

Roger Williams University announces commencement plans

Roger Williams University’s commencement celebration this year will be a hybrid of in-person and remote events. Families of graduates will be allowed on campus — briefly — while the …
Bristol Warren district hires consultant to start fixing finances
Earlier this spring, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee received a sobering evaluation of the district’s financial … Read More
Bristol begins property revaluation, expands research to 2019 sales
The Town of Bristol has begun a new cycle of updating property assessments, led by a team from Northeast Revaluation Group of Warwick. … Read More
Bristol's first-responders aced their COVID response test
Now that vaccination appointments are easy to obtain and the vaccine is moving through state clinics and local pharmacies, it’s … Read More
Obituaries
Maria Rodrigues, 93, of Bristol
Maria (dos Santos) Rodrigues, 93, of Wilson Street passed away on April 29, 2021. She was the wife of the late Adelino … Read More
Martin (Marty) Needleman, 84, of Bristol
Martin (Marty) Needleman died suddenly from a heart attack on April 25, 2021. He was 84. He is survived by Carolyn Needleman, his life … Read More
Sheila C. Mello, 81, of Bristol
Sheila C. (Dunphy) Mello, 81, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of … Read More

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