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BRISTOL — The Mt. Hope High School football team shut out Division I East Providence, 13-0, in a non-league home game on Friday night. Running backs Josh Pompey and Dylan Martins led the … more
Town Administrator Steven Contente has cut the senior center director’s salary in half after saying she was “double dipping” by taking salary from a substance abuse prevention grant … more
The director of the Bristol Senior Center has been charged with embezzlement, among other crimes, as the town continues to investigate an alleged “double dipping” scheme in which … more
Bristol and Warren need to do something to make their relationship and fractured school district’s finances whole, town council members from both towns agree. Exactly what they should do, … more
Two residents are facing multiple drug charges after an explosion and fire in their State Street home revealed the hashish lab they were running, according to Bristol Police. Kelly Normandin, 22, … more
A man who poured gasoline on himself and threatened to light himself on fire was saved Sunday evening by police and Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli, who used kindness and compassion to talk the … more
Roger Williams University released a statement Wednesday afternoon, clarifying that it does not intend to put students residences, or the president's home, on an exclusive Bristol residence it plans … more
Benny’s stores, for 93 years a unique family-owned fixture in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts retailing, will cease operations at all locations, effective at the close … more
More than a week after descendants of the Pokanoket Tribe set up an encampment on Brown University land in Bristol, tensions are rising. Late last week, Brown’s Steering Committee of the Native … more
PROVIDENCE — Leader of the Pokanokets, Sagamore William Guy, spoke to reporters at the entrance of the Brown University Green on Prospect St. after leading the tribe from Hope High School into … more
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