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Mt. Hope High School recently identified its Top Ten students from the Class of 2019, which graduated last weekend. They are listed here in order: Nicholas Januario The class valedictorian, … more
Another lengthy chapter for the “Belvedere at Thames Street” downtown development proposal opened last Thursday, when the Bristol Zoning Board of Review convened for its first look at the … more
PORTSMOUTH — When Brian Peters unexpectedly retired as deputy police chief in March 2018 after 20 years on the force, Police Chief Thomas Lee remarked that he had always wanted his … more
In a time-honored tradition, Bristol officially kicked off the Fourth of July celebration with Flag Day ceremonies last Friday evening, June 14. Chief Marshal James Farley had the honor of raising … more
“Once upon a time, there were many kinds: this and that, somewhat and whatnot, either and very, sort of, just, rather, a little, neither and both.” Dressed in a red evening gown … more
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
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