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Bristol PD made six arrests between May 6-13, 2024 more
Still just 38 years of age, Mr. Lambert has enabled Bristol and Warren students the opportunity to express their musical feelings while creating a positive atmosphere that has taken both towns by storm. more
The Town intends to preserve the land as open space. more
The RWU Hawks finished on top of the leader board against top sailing teams from Harvard, Yale, and Brown at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Open Team Race National Championship. more
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, including bike paths. Passed by the full House of Representatives two … more
While some of the interior decisions and aesthetic design choices are still yet to be finalized, the shape and size of the building and its interior layout are mostly conceptualized at this point. more
According to Statewide MLS data, this is the fourth-highest condominium sale in the state year to date. more
Junior Ethan Santerre was pitching a gem against third place, 9-4 Cumberland. The mighty Clippers managed just a single run against the lefty, who had struck out five through the first five innings, keeping them off balance with a nasty, down-and-in, slider, fastball and changeup. Santerre unfortunately tired in the sixth and Cumberland took advantage, exploding for 6 runs to take a 7-0 lead. more
Brenner Signs crewmen Tom Vacchino (beard at left) and Brian Andrews were busy at work putting up the new Clements' Market sign, one letter at a time, on Tuesday afternoon. more
"We pay our taxes and we expect everybody to fix everything for us, but there's nothing saying that we all can't contribute," Paul Salesi said. "We can all give back.” more
New Goree began to be developed around 1805, and was populated with a sizable quantity of free Black citizens. More is being uncovered about this area, and a local group wants to share their discoveries. more
The annual Bristol Garden Club Plant Sale will be held at Mount Hope Farm from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. more
Multiple state entities and three local municipalities on the front lines of rising tides are teaming up to address a common problem that isn't going away any time soon: the flooding of Route 114. more
The Mt. Hope girls track team place third and the boys team placed eighth at the Eastern Division track championships at Barrington High School on Saturday. "The boys and girls had a great day … more
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly backed bills sponsored by two high-ranking East Providence legislators seeking to hold the Rhode Island Department of Transportation accountable going forward … more
Bristol Police made three arrests and also responded to a humorous call at a dock on Thames Street after a resident raised concerns about a "coyote" in the area. more
Danny Savery opened his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studios in Tiverton and then Somerset after leaving law enforcement about 18 years ago. Now he has three locations, in Somerset, Fairhaven, and most recently, Bristol. more
Traditionally prepared using irons with family crests or regional designs, these cookies are more than just a treat; they are a celebration of family, festivity, and the sharing of Sicilian culture with the world. more
After sailing 30,000 miles and spending 130 days alone at sea, Cole Brauer made history on March 7, 2024. On May 15, she'll share stories about her journey at Roger Williams University. more
In a moment coming full circle, well-known community volunteers Rick and Patti Baccus met, where else, but the Bristol Fourth of July Parade. more
Sophomores Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 4 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team buried Burrillville 11-2 in a home game on Friday. The win halted a two game skid and evened their record … more
PORTSMOUTH — Police arrested two people following a report of a domestic disturbance at a Glen Road home on Sunday, April 28. Shortly before 7 p.m., officers responded to 62 Glen Road … more
Property rights, nosy cameras, a town-wide cleanup and many other topics got discussed at the April 17 meeting of the Bristol Town Council. more
Now in its fifth year, KidWind has now reached more than 1,000 fourth graders who have learned from RWU engineering and education students. more
It appeared suddenly about a week ago, but the statue of the firefighter has actually been a plan in the works for nearly 20 years. more
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