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Bristol to resurvey Historic District for first time since 1978

The project initially came about in response to efforts to determine which local structures might be vulnerable to sea level rise, and consultants working on that project found some significant gaps in the existing data.
Bristol firefighter gets send-off after nearly 50 years of service
For nearly a half-century, James Vieira has epitomized what being a true firefighter is all about. Read More
How much would a new high school cost Bristol?
A look into how much a proposed $200M bond to build a new high school and fix other schools throughout the district. Read More
Curious about electric cars? Check out Colt State Park this weekend
It’s National Drive Electric Week, and to celebrate, RIDEM, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and the Ocean State Clean Cities … Read More
19th Century home burned on Griswold Avenue once belonged to decorated Admiral
The state Fire Marshal has not yet determined the cause of the fire that severely damaged the home at 110 Griswold Ave. in Bristol. Read More
Bristol's Town Common gazebo gets a free new roof
Ever since he was young kid, Bristol’s Kevin Sousa marveled at the glistening white Gazebo, an iconic structure located smack dab in … Read More
Bristol man who suffocated grandmother convicted of murder
The crime occurred in 2017 on Sowams Road in Bristol. Read More
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Presentation: Who were the enslaved of Bristol and Warren?

On Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the George Hail Library, Courtney Garrity, creator of the database with the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will meet with Pat Mues and Sarah Weed of the Warren Middle Passage Project to discuss their research.

Thrive Outside's fifth annual mud run is this weekend

The fifth annual “Thrive Outside in the Mud” race at Frerichs Farm (43 Kinnicutt Ave.) in Warren is on Sunday, Sept. 17.

At long last, golf is finally back in Bristol

Part golf course, part beer garden, part ecological restoration project, the Bristol Golf Park will be opening for tee times on Monday, Sept. 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Hondas, sodas, swings and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Elizabeth Thornton Elizabeth A. (Josephs) Thornton, 86, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of Phillip G. Thornton for 35 years before his p
James Linhares James L. Linhares, age 94, of Tiverton, RI passed away at The Grand Islander Center, Middletown on September 21, 2023. He was a Korean War veteran and was proud to serve his country. Son of the late
Kris-Anne Ferreira TIVERTON… Kris-Anne Ferreira, 57, of Tiverton passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 4, 2023. Born in Fall River, she was the devoted daughter of the late Daniel A. Jr. and late Ber
DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The effort …
Volleyball battles back to beat Middletown 3-1, starts season at 5-1 The Mt. Hope girls volleyball team came from behind to beat Middletown 3-1( 19-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-12) on Thursday night. The Huskies are currently in third place in Division II with a record of …
Tennis team pounds Prout 6-1, starts season 4-1 The senior laden Mt. Hope tennis team pounded Prout 6-1 in a home match on Wednesday afternoon. The win boosted the Huskies record to 4-1 in Division I, with their lone loss, a 7-0 drubbing by …
Train keeps rolling for East Bay Warriors The train keeps rolling for the 14U East Bay Warriors football team as they pounded New Bedford 28-0 in the home opener on Sunday, 9/17. Through the first four weeks they have outscored their …
Letter: Three finalists chosen for Port Marker design

All three are now charged with returning with polished proposals for the Memorial sculpture with drawings, a budget of costs, and a 3D model, each receiving an honorarium of $1,000 to support their time and further creative work.

Op-Ed: A lifeline for those battling substance use disorder

There is a resource available in hundreds of languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that provides immediate help for those experiencing substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, mental health crises, and emotional distress – the 988 Lifeline.

Letter: Leave those tree snags alone!

As Hurricane Lee passed by this weekend, it left behind a variety of trees that have been uprooted or completely fallen as a result of the wind. Trees are the stalwarts of our New England landscape, …

Letter: Thank you to the Bristol Warren School Building Committee

We would like to thank the members of The Bristol Warren School Building Committee for your tireless efforts and the personal sacrifices you have been making to help our students and community.

Letter: Colt State Park could be so much better

Colt is being turned into a desert, with acres of mowed grass that does not support wildlife.

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