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Bristol receives $150,000 grant for outdoor bandstand

The total cost of this project is estimated to be $602,719, with a completion goal of late 2023. The Town will be seeking additional funds through other grant opportunities to supplement the Town's Capital Improvement Budget.
Third time’s the charm for Barrington's Enright
Barrington’s Charlie Enright is currently preparing for his third Ocean Race — and this time the veteran skipper is determined to … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for assault and strangulation, plus noisy neighbors
Following are exceprts from the Bristol Police log of Aug. 1 to 8. Monday, Aug. 1 An officer dispersed a group of juveniles from … Read More
A fine face lift for a town father
A portrait that hung in the Bristol Town Clerk’s office for years in hopes of restoration is back in great form and ready for … Read More
Mayflower Wind launches virtual exhibition room
PORTSMOUTH — Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind energy lease area located off the coast of Massachusetts that could … Read More
Portsmouth: Mayflower Wind reps grilled about cable route
PORTSMOUTH — During an informational meeting before the Town Council Tuesday night, Mayflower Wind representatives were peppered … Read More
Bristol gives approval to waterfront mill apartments
On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Bristol Town Council again took up the matter of zoning changes requested by Brady Sullivan Properties to … Read More
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Tyler Bowe concert to benefit the arts, food ministry

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  Fall River native Tyler Bowe will be performing a benefit concert for the First …

Narrows Center August concerts: Pousette Dart Band

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  On Friday, August 19, rock/folk singer, songwriter and musician Jon …

NIMFest Free Concerts: Cee Cee & the Riders, the Digg it Band

King Park in Newport will be holding free concerts every Sunday through August 29 from 3:00-6:00 p.m., as a part of NIMFest. The whole family is welcome, including pets. This Sunday, August 21, …
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Obituaries
Debra Beaulieu-Toste Debra Marie (Moitoso) Beaulieu-Toste, 49, of Richmond Street passed away on August 15, 2022 at home. She was the wife of Charles Toste. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Lucia (Viveiros) M
Barbara Barton Barbara Gibbs Barton was born on October 12th, 1908. This week she passed peacefully at the remarkable age of 113. She was the daughter of Mabel (Collamore) and Harold Nelson Gibbs. Despite being an o
Etelvina Cordeiro Etelvina F. (Franco) Cordeiro, 97, of Andrews Court, passed away at home on August 14, 2022. She was the wife of Jose Cordeiro. Born in Aqua de Pau, São Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of
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Sports
Bristol Warren 10U falls in state tourney after taking district title After an 8-4 conquering of Rumford delivered the Bristol Warren 10U Little League team a District 2 title and a trip to the state tournament, their story ended last week when the lost in the semi-final round to Cumberland by a score of 2-12.
Bristol Warren All-Stars fall to Portsmouth in finals Despite a valiant effort and great play throughout the District 2 Majors tournament, the Bristol Warren All-Stars ultimately fell to Portsmouth in the final round on Saturday at Bristol Memorial Field by a score of 8-4.
Portsmouth Major All-Stars advance to states (photos) BRISTOL — The Portsmouth Major Little League All-Stars are going to the state tournament.  They beat Bristol/Warren 8-4 on Saturday in Bristol for the District 2 Major All-Star …
Rumford Minor Stars reach Silva tourney championship round EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rumford Little League squad in the District 2 Ron Silva Minor Baseball Division All-Star event reached the winners’ bracket final against Bristol where they won by a …
Opinion
Letter: 'Time of Beauty' as summer carries on

I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is happening in the Back …

Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

Letter: Gun advocates’ claims are just myths

I read the letter “Shall not be infringed” with amusement and despair. I would like to address a few of the claims the writer made in his letter: 1. When did a …

Letter: Two observations concerning bicycle safety

As we look ahead to the fall, I have two major concerns about student safety while riding bicycles to school based on my observations this summer. 1. I have seen many young bicycle riders (and …

Letter: 'Shall not be misled' … on guns in America

I’m writing in response to a letter dated Aug. 3, entitled “Shall not be infringed.” I appreciate that the author took the time to reference some American history, specifically …

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