Obstacle racers to attack Colt State Park course

Hundreds of extreme obstacle course racers are expected to climb and crawl their way into Bristol this weekend for the second Trident Race at Colt State Park. The race, scheduled for July 30 at 9 …
Barrington legislator's school recess bill signed into law

Gov. Gina Raimondo recently signed into law a bill that requires elementary schools to have at least 20 minutes of free play recess during the school day for children in kindergarten through …

Veterans of town service square off for top job

Town employees want to feel empowered. They want the town to succeed, and they want a say in how that is achieved. And it’s the town administrator’s job to make sure they have that …

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Bristol arrests: Foot chase ends in DUI, domestic violence, and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Jason W. Rosa, 39, of 75 Wood St., Rehoboth, Mass., was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after …

Tree's balancing act after windstorm

Strong storms have pounded Bristol lately, especially last weekend, causing extensive tree damage and some house damage around the town. Two trees were broken on Monkey Wrench Lane Friday night, …

New pastor — from TV repair to God's work

Dan Ames recently arrived in Barrington — the latest stop in his journey as a pastor in the Methodist church. Pastor Dan was called to ministry in 1992 and began his work at Broadcove …

Video: Barrington police seeking suspects in larceny case

The Barrington Police Department is looking for information about two individuals who allegedly stole a number of items from the Bayside YMCA locker rooms. Check out other police news from …

Drunk driver rams occupied car on Hope Street: Police

A couple visiting Bristol over the weekend hadn’t even gotten out of their car when their visit was cut short by an alleged drunk driver. The couple parked at Hope and Church streets Sunday …

National Grid to carry out aerial inspections Wednesday

EAST BAY — If you see several helicopters flying overhead on Wednesday, July 27, don’t be alarmed.
Obituaries
Lt. Col. Joseph G. Oliveira, 90, formerly of Bristol

Lt. Col. Joseph G. Oliveira, United States Army (retired), of Nashua, died on July 21, 2016. He passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones.Mr. Oliveira was born in Bristol on June 11, 1926. He …

Maria F. Meneses, 64, Bristol

Evelyn Jean Cox, 88, Bristol

Domingos Pacheco Daniel, 69, Bristol

Nancy Ann Malafronte, 66, Bristol

Dr. April Rose Selley, 61, Bristol

Frank E. Handy, 91, Portsmouth

John Ignacio Almeida, 84, Bristol

Speak Out!
Sports
Punching through the pain

Some may find irony in the idea that people with Parkinson’s are training in a sport that is believed to have led boxing legend Muhammad Ali to develop the disease.But many in Bristol are doing …

State champs head to nationals

Residents oppose obstacle race planned for Colt State Park

Fourth of July Committee hosts annual tennis tournament

Remembering ‘glory days’ of RWU hoops

Things to Do
Mount Carmel celebrates 118th Feast this weekend

The 118th annual Feast at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church began Thursday and continues through Sunday on Bristol Town Common. The rain-or-shine celebration opens at 5 p.m. Friday and at 4 …

Firemen's Field Day, water battle scheduled this weekend

Little Compton Church Fair a South Coast summer highlight

'We are all Bristolians today'

Floats celebrate diversity, patriotism, community

Opinion
Speak-Out: Parade complaints, bike rescue

I was just reading the Speak-Out about the Bristol bands leading the parade, and I agree wholeheartedly. But the only thing I disagree with is that if you’re going to have the Mt. Hope High School, …

Editorial: Pokemon precautions

Speak-Out: Bristol bands should lead Bristol’s parade

Letter: Help Bristol celebrate America’s independence

Editorial: No obstacle for extreme race

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