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Bristol PD: Two arrests and the 'mystery' of the stolen bench

Monday, May 29 A dog attack on another dog was reported on Chilton Street at 10:45 a.m. A brush fire was reported in the Stop & Shop parking lot at 11:38 a.m. on Metacom Avenue. It was …
Cops carry the torch for a worthy cause
The East Bay leg of The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits the Special Olympics, began at the Bristol Police station last … Read More
'Tom's Garden' is dedicated at Bristol's Benjamin Church
The garden is named for the late Thomas Andrade, and was built in collaboration with the RWU Community Partnerships Center (CPC). Read More
Colt Andrews students give historical lessons at the push of a button
Colt Andrews 5th graders put on a show last Friday as they decorated the front lawn of Colt decked out in their 17th- and 18th-century … Read More
Trailblazing vessel for world peace to visit Bristol on June 13
The Golden Rule, a 34-foot wooden ketch and the first boat to engage in environmental direct action in the world, will be docking at … Read More
S.S. Dion sails into its 40th year of business in Bristol
You don’t get to stay in business — especially the notoriously unpredictable restaurant business — without giving the people … Read More
Bristol Firemen's Memorial and Parade is this Sunday
The Bristol Firemen’s Memorial will occur on Sunday, June 11, starting with a mass at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church. Read More
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British Motorcars return to Bristol this weekend

British Motorcars New England will present the annual British Motorcars in Bristol Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. Classic British motorcars from around New England will …

Bristol County Statehouse hosting open house Sunday to seek community uses

The Bristol County Statehouse — that grand building anchoring the Town Common across from the top of Court Street — will be holding an open house on Sunday, June 4 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Bristol Warren Education Foundation's annual fundraiser is Saturday

The ‘Bee-cathlon’ will be held in-person and indoors at the Roger Williams University Field House on Saturday, May 13 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 11 – 17, 2023

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 …

Bessie Jones On May 19th, Bessie "Betsy" Marcus Jones, beloved wife, mother, and friend, passed away at home at the age of 92. Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts on September 15, 1930, to Menus Marcus and Anna "Va
Kenneth Catalano Kenneth John Catalano, 76, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Friday June 2, 2023, at Providence Veterans Affair Medical Center. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Vincent and Caroli
Constance DeMello Constance Amarantes DeMello, age 88, of Tiverton passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on June 1, 2023. Born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Gloria Cambra A
Deal, Jackson and Silva medal at state track meet Jessica Deal, Thea Jackson and Lola Silva medaled as the young Mt. Hope girls track team competed during the state track meet at Conley Stadium in Providence on a wintery spring day with heavy winds …
Huskies shutout West Warwick 6-0 in playoff opener Reily Amaral threw a two-hit shutout as the Mt. Hope softball team beat West Warwick 6-0 in the opening round of the Division II playoffs at the high school on Thursday evening. The third seed …
Track, softball, baseball and volleyball get ready for playoffs Freshman track stars to compete at states Freshman Jessica Deal and Thea Jackson will compete at the state track meet at Mt. Pleasant High School’s Conley Stadium on Saturday.   …
East Bay baseball teams rally to fight cancer The Barrington High School baseball team defeated Mt. Hope 9-3 in a non-league game on Sunday, May 21. The Eagles and Huskies use the game as a fund-raiser — all money raised at the game …
Letter: Fasten our seatbelts on the Robin Rug thrill ride

To the editor: Bette Davis, in her star performance of “All About Eve,: famously said, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” I wish it had said, …

Letter: The good old days weren't always good

To the editor: The public is being told how today's kids are dealing with mental health issues due to the pandemic. Here is some perspective: If you were born in 1900 most Americans lived in rural …

Letter: It’s okay to make things better

To the editor: Mr. Lint [author of the letter ‘The good old days weren't always good’, which published last week] seems to think the kids of today should just toughen up, because …

Letter: Setting the record straight on bike path comment

To the editor: I am writing to set the record straight regarding a comment in Speakout entitled "Someone will be killed or hurt" that was published in the June 1, 2023 edition of the Phoenix. …

To the editor: A child pretending to be a leader

Some dear friends have a new granddaughter who is a healthy, happy, good baby. Yet they report that a recent overnight stay was harder than they expected or recalled. Babies often get fussy when …

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