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‘Daffodils Downtown’ kicks off soon throughout Bristol

The Bristol Garden Club will present ‘Daffodils Downtown’ from April 15 through the 29th. Bristol merchants will be showcasing daffodil-themed paintings by local artists in their windows, and several restaurants will be offering daffodil themed delights.
Bristol PD: Multiple people arrested on warrants
Police made three arrests between April 1-8, 2024. Read More
Sowams Heritage Area talks generate significant interest
More than 130 people attended the Community Conversations presented by the Sowams Heritage Area Project in Bristol and Seekonk … Read More
Bristol's 2024 4th of July Concert Series lineup announced
Here it is, folks, your 2024 July 4th Concert Series lineup! Read More
Guiteras student wins Elks Essay contest
Maxwell Magilton, a student at Guiteras Elementary School, was selected as the 5th grade winner of the 2023-2024 Grand Lodge … Read More
Coggeshall Farm opens for season on Saturday
On April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coggeshall Farm will be offering a fun and educational outdoor experience for all ages. Read More
Bristol earns 'safest' town in RI rank for 5th consecutive year
It is also the fifth consecutive year South Kingstown has been named second safest. Cumberland and North Kingstown took the third and … Read More
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Bristol native to present at author showcase at Borealis Coffee

The inaugural event, one of a series to come, was organized by the Association of Rhode Island Authors, and is happening on Thursday, March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Borealis Coffee Company in Bristol.

Want to be a part of an historic conversation?

Free to the public, the conversation on declaring the ancestral native homeland of Sowams a National Heritage Area will be held twice: Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Ave., Seekonk; and Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol.

Bristol Golf Park opens for first full season this weekend

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the course will be open for play from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Lawrence Krause III Lawrence Matthew Krause III, 48, of Putnam, CT, formerly of Bristol, RI, died unexpectedly, April 6, 2024 at home. Born in Newport, he was a son of Lawrence M. Jr, and Susanne (Stafford) Krause of Bri
Peter Bennett Peter Bennett, resident of Fort Pierce, FL, passed away on April 6th at age 85. Peter was born in Framingham, MA, on March 19th, 1939. After graduating high school in Barrington, RI, in June 1957, he
Alice Longo Alice Callanan Longo, 86, of Bristol, R.I., and formerly of Warren, R.I. peacefully passed away Saturday, April 6. She was the wife of the late Anthony Longo, to whom she was married for 67 years. Bor
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Portsmouth wins home opener against Mt. Hope, 8-3 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity baseball team started its season in fine fashion Monday, winning a home opener against Mt. Hope by a score of 8-3.   The Patriots …
Fun is the name of the game for Fullen and Huskies Mt. Hope coach Tom Fullen smiled while talking about this season’s unified basketball team. “It’s the most fun that’d I have had coaching,” he said. “How can …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024   The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears …
Letter: We want new representation, not a new state

Democrat voters, kick the habit. You have nothing to lose, and a new life for you, your children, and your neighbors to gain.

Letter: Walking in my grandfather’s footsteps

This late-life adventure to witness “Nature showeth Thy handiwork” is now one to reflect on, come together on and pass on to grandchildren of our own.

Letter: Only better pay will help police retention

There's only going to be one thing that's going to attract and retain quality employees, and that is money.

Letter: 'Safe storage' bill comes from a place of dishonesty

How many of deaths were caused by a violation of our current safe storage law?

Letter: Concerns about the Mt. Hope Bridge

The failure of the Washington Street Bridge has been extensively reported. It seems there may also be reasons to raise questions about the Mt. Hope Bridge.

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