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Meet the three new members representing Bristol on the school committee

Three new faces will join the nine-member Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, as half of Bristol’s share of six representatives are to be chosen this November due to Marjorie McBride, Karen Cabral, and Sarah Bullard all opting not to run for another term.
At Pio’s Pizzeria in Bristol, a family legacy lives on
The wait is finally over. Pio’s Pizzeria opened its doors on Franklin Street Tuesday morning to a number of hungry customers whose … Read More
Robin Rug redevelopment on track for final approval
At a meeting of the Bristol Planning Board tonight, a redevelopment project that got its first approval over two years ago will likely … Read More
Bristol-Warren 12U All-Stars go on improbable run to earn District 2 title
After losing to Newport in June, Bristol-Warren rattled off five consecutive wins, including two over Barrington, to earn the 12U … Read More
Teaching kids how to ride with power
A leading bike advocate believes strongly that everyone riding a bicycle needs training and education, and that applies even more … Read More
Bristol/Warren All-Stars clobber Barrington 9-3
The Bristol/Warren All-Star team bashed 9 hits in clobbering Barrington 9-3 at Sherwood Field on Friday night. The two teams play … Read More
Patriotic Speaker: Patriotism is 'not cheap', requires 'hard work of love'
Brigadier General (Ret.) Greg Ebner's speech highlighted two elements of patriotism that aren’t often top-of-mind when it comes to … Read More
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Mt. Carmel's annual feast begins this Thursday

The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Feast, the oldest, continuous religious celebration in the long and proud history of the Diocese of Providence, is on Thursday to Sunday, July 11 to 14.

A Fourth of July primer for Bristol's biggest day

Here’s a quick July 3-4 primer so you can get the most out of the festivities.

Bristol's Ever-Ready fire station to hold celebration for 100th anniversary

Founded on May 24, 1924, this particular company is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, but in actuality; the birth of this dedicated group of firefighters began in the mid-1800s.
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Obituaries
Joann Andos Bristol|Joann Hooker Andos, retired New York City schoolteacher, intrepid traveler, sports nut, master seamstress, talented gardener, fan of ferries and tugboats, diligent letter writer and thirty-fou
Barbara Luther Barbara Ann Luther, 85, formerly of Bristol, RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at St. Anne's Hospital on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Barbara was the wife of the late Wilson Read Luther
Gary Harper Gary Lee Harper, 70, of Bristol, RI, died on December 30, 2023. He was the husband of the late Rose (Nye) Harper. Born in Corpus Christi, TX, he was the son of the late Leslie J. Harper Sr. and Mary
Sports
Post 10 Seniors sweep Pawtucket for first two wins of 2024 season It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club. The locals, however, are hoping to turn around …
Post 10 Juniors pop South Kingstown, win fifth in a row The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division squad, sponsored by the ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility, returned to Rhode Island American Legion Baseball League action after the July Fourth …
Bristol/Warren 11U All-Stars win District Finals They now move onto the State Tournament after a convincing 7-0 victory over Barrington.
Bristol 10-year-old drives towards national junior golf competition 10-year-old Tommy Beauregard is headed to Lakeville for the sub-regional competition of Drive, Chip, and Putt. If he keeps winning, he could find himself in Augusta.
Opinion
Letter: Fly your flags, or leave the Country

You, the reader, have every right to leave the United States. No one forces you to stay.

Letter: Putting sarcasm aside

This is in response to Clay Commons’s sarcastic “catastrophe” letter published last week.

Letter: Fear and loathing in Bristol

The July 11 letter “Fly your flags, or leave the Country”  leaves this reader baffled.

Letter: Political diversity is vital to a peaceful society

A TRUE embrace of Diversity Equity and Inclusion should exist, but for philosophies – including ones you may not agree with.

Letter: Being offered worst possible choices needs to end

To the editor: If we continue to be the leading nation of the world, then certainly our politicians are the most powerful people in civil discourse.   Then how is it one party kowtows …

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