Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault, DUI, cyberstalking
From Dec. 4 to Dec. 10, Bristol police officers responded to dozens of calls and made nine arrests. Below is a roundup of activity for … Read More
Tree huggers abound as Christmas draws near
“You’ve gotta love trees and people to be in this business,” Frank Fales said as he secured a seven-foot Fraser to the car roof … Read More
High school students stage Miss Charity, for charity
Mt. Hope High School students Madison Rodriques and Sloan Simpson organized and produced the school’s first-ever Miss Charity … Read More
Huskies wrestlers are ready to start the season
The Mt. Hope wrestling team is ready to start the new season with a new coach, senior leadership and freshman ready to make an impact. … Read More
Cross country runner sets new Mt. Hope mark
Mt. Hope High School cross country co-captain Nick Januario, ran the Ponagansett covered bridge course with a time of 16:48 setting a … Read More
Photos: Barrington beats Mt. Hope, 20-14, in Thanksgiving Day overtime thriller
Barrington holds on to win a Thanksgiving Day game thriller at Victory field. Read More
Police Report
Head-on collision leads to drunk driving arrest in Bristol
A 39-year-old Bristol resident was arrested for drunk driving after slamming his gray Volvo into another car and injuring its female … Read More
Bristol: Arrests for DUI, drugs, shoplifting and domestic assault
Following are incidents and arrests involving the Bristol Police Department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Officers made several arrests, … Read More
Bristol police investigate dog-walker, caged deer and stolen mailbox
From Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, Bristol police officers made just two arrests — one for drunk driving and one for obstructing officers — … Read More
Virginia M. Bescherer, 90, of Bristol

Virginia M. Bescherer (Ginny) passed away peacefully in her home in Bristol, RI, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. She was 90 years old. Born in Pawtucket, Ginny was one of seven children of William …

MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, of Florida

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Lisa Ferris Sylvester, 47, of Remsen, N.Y.

Angelina Souza, 85, of Bristol

Patrick R. Varanese, 48, of West Warwick

Rose Marie August, 88, of Bristol

Joseph A. Cintron, 25, of Providence

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