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Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American

Mt. Hope High School graduate Nathan Silveira recently added a new honor to his list of accomplishments. Salutatorian for the Class of 2020, Silveira was named to the United Soccer Coaches, High …

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Bristol Police: One man sent to ACI after being arrested on warrants
The fireworks calls are dying down, but there were plenty of complaints about noise and late-night "parties" outside in Bristol from … Read More
Waterfront photos celebrate the Bristol fishing industry
If you’ve recently walked the waterfront boardwalk through Rockwell Park, you probably noticed a series of framed photographs … Read More
The Bristol Warren school plan: Older students stay home half the time
It’s getting redundant to say everything will be different, but when it comes to public education in the fall, everything will be … Read More
Vandals try but fail to take down first-responders flag
A few hours before a controversial “first-responders flag” was scheduled to come down from an Independence Park flagpole, two … Read More
Bristol officially cancels its Fourth of July concert series
There will be no waterfront concert series in Bristol this summer. “It is with a heavy heart that we share that the 2020 … Read More
Portsmouth Police: Boaters should skip Aquapalooza this year
PRUDENCE ISLAND — It’s a day of “boats, beers and bikinis,” and for years has featured hundreds of boaters meeting up at … Read More
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Mary Lou Labao, 65, of Bristol Mary Lou Labao, 65, of Franklin Street passed away on July 21, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Sofia (Aguiar) Labao and the late Jose Labao. She was …
Fernanda Paiva Almeida, 94, of Bristol Fernanda Paiva (Bernardo) Almeida, 94, of Waterman Street passed away on July 29, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late Manuel Cabral Almeida.    Born in Pico da …
Mary Helen Barbosa, 93, of Bristol Mary Helen (Rodrigues) Barbosa, 93, of Bristol passed away on July 27, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late John Henrique Barbosa. Daughter of the late John and Serafina …
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Hockey Hall of Fame, Reds Heritage Society announce postponements LINCOLN — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society have jointly announced the postponements of their annual enshrinement and reunion events for 2020 due …
Annual Save The Bay swim goes virtual PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay’s 44th annual swim fundraiser is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The swim traditionally invites competitors to tackle a …
Little League International cancels 2020 World Series tournaments WILLIAMSPORT, PENN. — Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International announced it “has made the difficult and disappointing decision” to cancel its …
Letter: Committee’s questioning of Barr was a chaotic fiasco To the editor: On Tuesday, July 28, William Barr, attorney general of the United States of America, was relentlessly questioned by Democrats on the House Judicial Committee for five …
Letter: States must stand up to federal government invasions Here in Bristol we are distracted by flag controversies, disgruntled third-party politics and small-mentality. It is said that all politics is local, so I hope that we are able to see clearly what is …
Letter: The Class of 1942 missed four of their best years Congratulations to all the students who were members of the graduating class of 2020. You deserved better. It is a shame that your graduation came at a time when the pandemic crisis was occurring and …

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