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Bristol to replace boat ramp, make other big improvements at Independence Park

A new boat ramp, parking lot, and site enhancements are all part of two major Independence Park projects, hopefully to start this fall and be complete by the spring of 2025.
She had to fight to get her shot — and made history when she got it
Cole Brauer, the first American woman to sail solo around the world, went from not being taken seriously to making history through … Read More
Text-based mental health counseling now available to Bristol Warren teachers
Students will also have access to the mental health services starting during the 2024/25 school year. Read More
Bristol PD: Police make six arrests, including multiple DUIs
Bristol PD made six arrests between May 6-13, 2024 Read More
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
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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
Ronald Carpenter TIVERTON- Ronald J. Carpenter, 86, passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2024. He was the loving husband of Susan (Roberts) Carpenter. Ron was born in Fall River and was the son of the la
Frank Campo Frank Keith Campo, age 62, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth A. (Zeitler) Campo for the last 38 incredible yea
Joseph Collins Joseph Wilfred Collins, 96, a resident of Westport, MA, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 of natural causes. He was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1928 to Wilfred and Theresa Collins, where he excel
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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