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The Bristol Police Department will soon launch a program that strives towards creating better, less stressful interactions between officers conducting traffic stops and individuals who, unbeknownst to the officer, might have a variety of special needs that impacts their ability to communicate. more
PORTSMOUTH — Once again, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is not taking any chances on shellfish grounds being contaminated by a big party on the water that’s … more
Kevin Sousa’s crew began ripping old shingles and the like off the VFW roof early Saturday morning, and finished up later in the day on Sunday. more
The Community College of Rhode Island, as part of its partnership with Bally’s Corporation, is launching its first course specific to the gaming industry, "Introduction to Table Games Dealer … more
Despite a 32 percent increase in the number of single-family homes on the market since June of last year, the median price of Rhode Island homes sold last month continued to rise, hitting a new high … more
Police arrested 10 individuals between July 8 and July, 14, 2024. more
Three new faces will join the nine-member Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, as half of Bristol’s share of six representatives are to be chosen this November due to Marjorie McBride, Karen Cabral, and Sarah Bullard all opting not to run for another term. more
The wait is finally over. Pio’s Pizzeria opened its doors on Franklin Street Tuesday morning to a number of hungry customers whose appetites had been teased for a number of months in anticipation of this event. more
At a meeting of the Bristol Planning Board tonight, a redevelopment project that got its first approval over two years ago will likely clear the last hurdle needed before beginning construction. more
After losing to Newport in June, Bristol-Warren rattled off five consecutive wins, including two over Barrington, to earn the 12U District title. more
A leading bike advocate believes strongly that everyone riding a bicycle needs training and education, and that applies even more strongly to the growing population riding around on electric … more
The Bristol/Warren All-Star team bashed 9 hits in clobbering Barrington 9-3 at Sherwood Field on Friday night. The two teams play again in a deciding game at Vets Memorial Park tonight (Sunday) … more
Brigadier General (Ret.) Greg Ebner's speech highlighted two elements of patriotism that aren’t often top-of-mind when it comes to this particular subject, and the more banal expressions of it like flag waving (and wearing) and shooting off fireworks. more
Bristol Fourth of July Committee General Chairman Camille Teixeira broke new ground in the 239-year history of the Bristol Fourth of July parade, and the response was certainly polarizing. more
PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials last week after they were forced to make dramatic alterations … more
It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club. The locals, however, are hoping to turn around … more
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the Washington Bridge debacle any time soon. At least that's how the … more
The new boat is being manufactured by Bristol’s own C&C at a cost of $109,000. The Town anticipates taking delivery in late July or early August. more
The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division squad, sponsored by the ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility, returned to Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League action after the July Fourth … more
PROVIDENCE — The stresses and strains associated with such a significant and scrutinized project are what state officials believe to be the reasons why no company formally bid to rebuild the … more
More than 60 patients have already benefitted from receiving OsteoPearl; the very first surgery was performed two years ago at Fatima Hospital. more
The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Feast, the oldest, continuous religious celebration in the long and proud history of the Diocese of Providence, is on Thursday to Sunday, July 11 to 14. more
Many thousands of parade attendees got to enjoy spectacular weather during Bristol's most celebrated and anticipated event on Thursday, July 4. more
Bristol Police made six arrests between June 24 and June 30, 2024. more
Just in time for the 2023-2024 season, RWU received a new fleet, courtesy of generous donors and manufactured by Bristol’s own Zim Sailing. more
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