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Bristol PD to launch program to help differently-abled during traffic stops

The Bristol Police Department will soon launch a program that strives towards creating better, less stressful interactions between officers conducting traffic stops and individuals who, unbeknownst to the officer, might have a variety of special needs that impacts their ability to communicate.
‘Aquapalooza’ forcing closure of 700-acre shellfish area
PORTSMOUTH — Once again, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is not taking any chances on shellfish grounds … Read More
Bristol VFW Post gets a new roof, courtesy of local contractor
Kevin Sousa’s crew began ripping old shingles and the like off the VFW roof early Saturday morning, and finished up later in the day … Read More
CCRI launches initial table games dealer training course
The Community College of Rhode Island, as part of its partnership with Bally’s Corporation, is launching its first course specific … Read More
R.I.’s median home price reaches a record high
Despite a 32 percent increase in the number of single-family homes on the market since June of last year, the median price of Rhode … Read More
Bristol PD: Police make 10 arrests in busy week
Police arrested 10 individuals between July 8 and July, 14, 2024. Read More
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 … 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
Michael McArdle Our beloved brother, Michael, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving siblings on Monday, July 22, 2024. Michael charmed many with his "Devil may care" attitude, his Irish whit and his loyal
Timothy Pendergast Timothy Shaw Pendergast woke early on July 9, 2024, struggling to breathe. His wife, Paula, called 911, but by the time they arrived, he was fading and soon he stopped breathing and the EMTs could not
Catherine Martin Katie Martin|Our beloved Catherine "Katie" Ruth Martin,48, passed away peacefully on May 24, at home with her friends and family by her side after a long illness. Katie was born on November 21, 1
Sports
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 District title.
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.
Opinion
Letter: Wind power foes should ponder where energy comes from

To the editor: As I drive around some of the high-rent areas of the island, I see huge single-family homes, with perfectly kept lawns and hedges. It would be reasonable to assume that their …

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.

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