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Bristol Police: DUI, assaults, and red paint on Columbus statue

Someone threw red paint on a downtown statue on Columbus Day, and police officers responded to a handful of complaints about loud music throughout the week of Oct. 11 to  17. Monday, Oct. …

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Will your Bristol home be under water one day?
According to “Historic Coastal Communities and Flood Hazard: A Preliminary Evaluation of Impacts to Historic Properties,” a 2015 … Read More
Pacheco powers Huskies over Wizards, 34-28
The Mt. Hope High football team outlasted West Warwick last Friday, bringing them to a 3-3 record. Read More
KMS to lose student resource officer on Nov. 5
Unless action is taken, the SRO position at Kickemuit Middle School will run out of funding on Nov. 5 due to the loss of a state … Read More
Bristol's beloved Beehive is in new hands
Established in July of 2007 by Jen Cavallaro, The Beehive quickly became a favorite downtown destination for great coffee and … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for DUI and felony domestic assault
Bristol police officers made three arrests from Oct. 4 to 10. Monday, Oct. 4 Police were called to the Dollar Tree on Gooding … Read More
Grab a trowel and celebrate Bristol's new scenic byway
Late last month, the volunteer effort to plant daffodils along Bristol's new scenic byway was a great success. The Delightful Daffodil … Read More
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Obituaries
John B. Brogan (JB), 44, of East Providence John B. Brogan (JB), 44, of East Providence, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, John grew up in Bristol and later …
James Ferreira, 83, of Warren James Ferreira, 83, of Warren, R.I., passed away, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Grace Barker Health Care Center, Warren, R.I. He was the husband of the late June Mary (Harvey) Ferreira. Born in …
Barbara Ripa, 89, Portsmouth Barbara Ripa, 89, passed away at home in Portsmouth surrounded by her family on Oct. 10, 2021. Born Barbara Anne Henry in Newport, R.I. to Katherine (Maher) and Robert Henry, she was the oldest of …
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Sports
R.I. Aquatics Hall inducts five with local ties The Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2021 inductees, nearly all of the new honorees having local ties: Jeff Allen, David Collins, Tony Fonseca, Jeff Miksis and Ryan …
Mt. Hope volleyball falls to Rogers, 3-0 The Mt. Hope volleyball team fell to Rogers, 3-0 (24-26, 20-25, 10-25) , during an away match on Tuesday night.  The loss knocks the team's Division II record down to 4-7. "The girls played …
Mt. Hope football team loses to Westerly, 28-7, falls to 1-2 The Mt. Hope football team lost to Westerly, 28-7, at Vendituoli Field in front of a packed crowd on Friday night. The loss dropped the Huskies record to 1-2 in Division II and 2-2 overall. The …
Huskies overpower East, 4-1, stay on top of Division II The fall sun slid beneath the trees creating shadows on Vendituoli Field as the Mt. Hope soccer team overpowered Cranston East, 4-1, during a home game on Friday afternoon. The Huskies are currently …
Opinion
Letter: An act of kindness by six RWU students

An act of kindness and generosity by six sophomore Roger Williams University students proves there is hope for our younger generation. Last Sunday, Arthur Medeiros and I were having breakfast at …

Letter: The Bristol Senior Center is very much open

This is in response to the Sept. 30 Speak Out call, “Open the Senior Center.” I am a senior who volunteers for the Benjamin Church Senior Center’s lunch program — first in …

Letter: Incentives are great, but police pay is still too low

Last week’s you featured a story about how our town's police department is attempting to incentivize officers in order to combat the problem of recruitment and retention of personnel, which is …

Letter: Hats off, for a job well done on our street

For the people who are not familiar with Congregational Street, it is a narrow, one-way street connecting Wood and High streets. Negotiating and parking has always been an adventure that usually …

Letter: Vakzine Macht Frei — Vaccines will set you free

If you as an American ever wondered how a people as intelligent, empirical and rational as the Germans of the 1930s and ’40s allowed themselves to be divided, create classes of sub-humans, then …

Letter: Sights of summer cling as autumn arrives

Even though we know the days are getting shorter, we can imagine it is still summer when we see roses and our annuals and pretend not to see those poor clipped chrysanthemums. I had …

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