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Jackson Travers, 12, broke a 28 year-old record by running the one mile course around the Bristol Town Common in six minutes, two seconds during the 33rd annual Bristol 4th of July Foot Races on … more
The Bristol County Water Authority has a plan to fix its leaking lifeline. The water authority’s nine-person board of directors voted unanimously to notify a German company of its intention … more
PROVIDENCE — Lane changes to the state’s main traffic artery may affect motorists driving to and from the East Bay and Southeastern Massachusetts. The Rhode Island Department of … more
On the heels of the successful United Brotherhood of the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit Feast, comes the time-honored St. Elizabeth’s Church Senhor Santo Cristo Feast this weekend, June 21 to … more
A light misty rain, eerie fog and the forecast calling for thunder showers, made for a sparse crowd as the Governor’s Own 88th Army Band kicked off of the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series at … more
For the baseball purist, there’s nothing quite like hearing the sound of a bat on ball. There’s just something about it that stirs the imagination. This past Saturday afternoon at the … more
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
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