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Bristol PD: Police make six arrests, including multiple DUIs

Bristol PD made six arrests between May 6-13, 2024
Since 2008, Mt. Hope band director has instilled a love of music by example
Still just 38 years of age, Mr. Lambert has enabled Bristol and Warren students the opportunity to express their musical feelings … Read More
Bristol to acquire 120 acres of open space
The Town intends to preserve the land as open space. Read More
RWU sails past Ivy League competition to national championship
The RWU Hawks finished on top of the leader board against top sailing teams from Harvard, Yale, and Brown at the Inter-Collegiate … Read More
E-bikes bill allows some, bans others
The State of Rhode Island recently moved one step closer to a law that would regulate electric bicycles on all state properties, … Read More
Design for new Mt. Hope High comes into better focus
While some of the interior decisions and aesthetic design choices are still yet to be finalized, the shape and size of the building … Read More
Bristol condo sells for $2 million
According to Statewide MLS data, this is the fourth-highest condominium sale in the state year to date. Read More
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A chance to learn more about Bristol's historic Black neighborhood

New Goree began to be developed around 1805, and was populated with a sizable quantity of free Black citizens. More is being uncovered about this area, and a local group wants to share their discoveries.

Bristol Garden Club's Plant Sale is this weekend

The annual Bristol Garden Club Plant Sale will be held at Mount Hope Farm from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

First American woman to sail solo around world to speak at RWU

After sailing 30,000 miles and spending 130 days alone at sea, Cole Brauer made history on March 7, 2024. On May 15, she'll share stories about her journey at Roger Williams University.
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Obituaries
Ann Nichols Ann K. Nichols, 83, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away in Newport Hospital on May 14, 2024. She was the wife of Gerald R. Nichols. Born in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Marie
Carl Hedman II Carl Edwin Hedman II, 80, a resident of Dorset, Vt., passed away on May 7, 2024, following a lengthy illness. Carl was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 17, 1944, to the late June E. Jacobus and Carl E.
Helene Salem Helene E. "Helen" Salem, 81, formerly of Seekonk, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 13, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Youssef H. Salem. Born in Alexa
Sports
Clippers spoil Santerre’s outing, sink Huskies 10-0 Junior Ethan Santerre was pitching a gem against third place, 9-4 Cumberland. The mighty Clippers managed just a single run against the lefty, who had struck out five through the first five innings, keeping them off balance with a nasty, down-and-in, slider, fastball and changeup. Santerre unfortunately tired in the sixth and Cumberland took advantage, exploding for 6 runs to take a 7-0 lead.
Jackson, Silva, Deal win gold at Division Championships The Mt. Hope girls track team place third and the boys team placed eighth at the Eastern Division track championships at Barrington High School on Saturday. "The boys and girls had a great day …
Huskies’ lacrosse halts skid, buries Burrillville 11-2 Sophomores Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 4 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team buried Burrillville 11-2 in a home game on Friday. The win halted a two game skid and evened their record …
Mt. Hope freshman tosses no-hitter in first ever start Trace Dubois wasn't even supposed to play on varsity his freshman year. He wound up accomplishing one of the sport's most coveted accolades on his very first start.
Opinion
Letter: Bristol wants to save money by changing tax exemption for seniors

We need to assist older members of our community who struggle with the ever-increasing burden of increasing property taxes; not find reasons to reject their needs.

Letter: It was a porta-potty-party on Aaron Avenue

Every now and then, the excuses to party can get a bit outlandish. In this case, I suspect calling this recent celebration a bit “outhouse-lish”.

Letter: First Community Connections Resource Fair a success

The response from the Bristol community was wonderful and the connections with local resources volunteering their time was outstanding.

Letter: Help us ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on May 11

It's that time of year when you can make a difference for the less fortunate.

Letter: Thoughts on discussing, and preventing, suicide

Asking for help does not mean that you are weak – it is a sign of your strength.

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