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Accused child molester had troubled tenure as a Bristol police officer

Records pertaining to David Barboza’s employment with the Bristol Police, recently released by that department, paint a picture of an employee who was initially enthusiastic about the prospect …
Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault and tampering with fire apparatus
Bristol Police arrested two people in one domestic violence incident and responded to the usual array of calls about noisy students … Read More
Bristol working to shore up the shoreline
Restoration work at the Prudence Island Ferry dock is well underway, the first of a series of projects focusing on reinforcing … Read More
Construction along Ferry Road will wrap up this week ... probably
If its feels like Ferry Road has been under construction “forever,” it’s because it has. Since January of 2017, a … Read More
Bristol's new trash plan put on hold until spring
The town has decided to delay implementation of a new trash pickup plan, which will include new automated trucks, new trash barrels … Read More
Pipeline contractor’s ‘mistake’ troubled some BCWA board members
The leader of the Bristol County Water Authority said Friday she is “satisfied” that the contractor in charge of repairing … Read More
Waterfront Bristol estate sells for $3,170,000
The sale of an exclusive Bristol estate recently set the high mark for Bristol County home prices in 2019. The property at 13 Low … Read More
East Bay Social
Buddy (Edward) E. McHale, Jr., 57, of Bristol It is with profound sadness and heartache that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Buddy, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, who lived an extraordinary life, and experienced and accomplished …
Maria “Gloria” Coughlin, 81 Maria “Gloria” Coughlin, 81, passed away with her children by her side on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.Gloria was the daughter of the late Theodore and Priscilla Alves. For many years …
Trending Stories
The Mt. Hope soccer team scores 14 goals on Davies in D-II match up The Huskies pasted Davies goal keeper, Joseph Barcelos with 22 shots as they beat 0-10 Davies, 14-0 in a D-II home game on Tuesday night. The win boosts the Huskies overall record to …
First place Huskies beat Middletown 5-2 The Mt. Hope girls tennis team beat Middletown 5-2 during a home match on Tuesday and are back in the win column after suffering their first loss of the season at Portsmouth last Thursday. The team …
Bristol-Warren's Food Truck 5K/10K is this Saturday The Bristol Warren Education Foundation hosts its annual Food Truck 5/10K from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday in Warren. Both courses are USATF certified and will start and finish on the grounds at …
Letter: Stone Harbour boardwalk burden is not fair to residents My husband, Bob, and I bought our condo at Stone Harbour five years ago. We have been living in Albany for the past 20-plus years, but knew we wanted to spend as much time as we could in Bristol and …
Letter: Despite what you say, Bristol trash plan doesn’t seem fair The editorial and article on the new trash plan in Bristol brought up many questions and offered no answers. It was stated that if some of America’s large cities and East Providence can …
Editorial: Bristol's new trash plan will make sense (eventually) Skeptics say the town’s future trash and recycling program is doomed to fail — with narrow streets, congested parking and elderly residents managing 95-gallon rolling tubs, there will …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Oct. 3, 2019.
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Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 19, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 19 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

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