The Latest From Bristol

Coyne vs. Aucoin — Divided on social issues

Candidates running for the District 32 seat in the Rhode Island Senate shared their opinions about gun control, abortion, the economy and a few other topics during last week's candidates' …
Schools' bullying response angers Warren, Bristol parents
Resentment and distrust of the Bristol Warren Regional School District that has been festering online for weeks, finally boiled over … Read More
Bristol Police hosting prescription takeback day on Saturday
The Bristol Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s, 16th National Take Back Day. It will … Read More
Three fires in Bristol today, including yacht club
Bristol firefighters were called to the Bristol Yacht Club on Poppasquash Road Sunday afternoon because of a fire in the main … Read More
Obituaries
James A. DiSano, 89, Bristol
James A. “Poppy” DiSano, 89, of Mount Hope Avenue, Bristol, died Sunday, October 21, 2018 in the Crestwood Nursing and … Read More
Maria Odilia Fernandes, 71, of Bristol
Maria Odilia (Gomes) Fernandes, 71, of Robin Drive, Bristol, passed away on Oct. 19, 2018, at Evergreen Nursing Center. She was the … Read More
Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Bristol
Mr. Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Shore Road, Bristol, died peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, surrounded by his … Read More
Election 2018
Election News
Coyne vs. Aucoin — Divided on social issues

Candidates running for the District 32 seat in the Rhode Island Senate shared their opinions about gun control, abortion, the economy and a few other topics during last week's candidates' …

Libertarian Gould will vote against $250M school bond question

Question: State question number 1 on the November ballot will ask voters to approve a $250 million bond for school repairs and construction. How will you vote on that question, and why? Senate, …

Candidate Statements
Coyne: A grateful nation must support its veterans As the granddaughter, daughter and wife of veterans, and as the mother of a son attending the US Naval Academy, I have a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by our military. For me, it’s …
Ellsworth: Your tax dollars are not being spent wisely in schools Teachers are not provided adequate teaching materials (textbooks, workbooks, interactive technology and color copy/printing capabilities) which are directly impacting our children’s educational …
Hancock: Align our school vacation calendar with the state Our school calendar should align with the rest of the state, especially for the spring vacation week. Having a break that differs from districts in Rhode Island, creates hardships for many families, …
Reich: Voters want a school committee that’s transparent and open I have had the privilege to meet and talk with hundreds of Bristol residents since I began knocking doors in town, and similar themes have become apparent. Our residents want committee members that …
Grapentine: To inspire civility and bipartisanship, council must reject division During the 2018 election cycle, much has been said about a lack of civility, bipartisanship, and discourse with today’s public servants. Even worse are displays of extremism by our elected …
Legal Notices
Barrington Legal Notices - Oct. 3, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Barrington Times on Oct. 3, 2018.
Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 27, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Sept. 27, 2018.

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