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A team of volunteers worked together seamlessly inside the Bristol County Elks Lodge, working together with assembly-line-like precision. Organized piles of food, toiletries and games spanned the … more
The Bristol Town Council unanimously denied a request for amplified music and announcements for the fifth annual Independence Rhode Race. Applicant Susan Rancourt of Warren had put in the request to … more
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of … more
Five U.S. Naval Academy training vessels completed their voyage from their home port in Annapolis, Md., to the Herrehshoff Marine Museum dock in Bristol Harbor this morning. The five boats arrived … more
    The Bristol Art Museum’s board of directors met Wednesday and, in a vote of 8 to 1, decided to remove Vice President Alison DeKleine. The dissenting vote was Ms. … more
As well as anyone can remember, the lantern that hung over the main gate at Linden Place was taken down about 30 years ago for restoration and safekeeping. The gate itself, as well as the entire … more
Bristol is one step closer to realizing a plan that will make good use of the town’s long closed and capped Minturn Landfill. For years, town officials have been looking into the possibility … more
After debate and with some reluctance, the Bristol Town Council voted 4-1 to allow the new Portside Tavern on Thames Street to open an outdoor drinking and food tent during the Fourth of July Concert … more
Bristol Town Council Chairman Nathan Calouro had something to say at the end of last week’s (June 5) council meeting. Normally Mr. Calouro speaks first, but this time he saved his remarks for … more
The Bristol Zoning Board of Review is about to get its first look at the “Belvedere at Thames Street” development proposal during a special meeting tonight Thursday, June 13. After … more
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