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It was all sunshine and smiles yesterday as Bristol celebrated its 234th Fourth of July parade and festivities. Spectators and participants alike were drawn into the spirit of what is known to be the … more
Before the parade festivities officially began, a small group of protesters demonstrated their discontent with the nation’s handling of its southern border. Dressed in black and hoisting signs with … more
“This is a glorious day,” began Fourth of July Committee General Chairman Fran O’Donnell, greeting the crowd of spectators gathered in front of Colt Memorial School this morning. They were … more
A small crowd surfaced in the middle of the Bristol Fourth of July carnival around Bristol resident Judy Uhlig and her red and blue parrot, Candy. She placed the patriotic parrot on the shoulder of … more
The King Philip Little League 12 year-old all stars beat Barrington 11-5, in their opening game on Wednesday night. The team lost to Rumford on Thursday 2-0 and will host Middletown in a loser's … more
Another beautiful day for the CVS Health Charity Classic. Another win by Billy Andrade, Keegan Bradley and Brooke Henderson. Golf fans were treated to blue skies and warm temperatures at … more
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
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
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
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
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