The Latest From Bristol

Warren Walkabout is Sunday

Sunday is looking to be a nice autumn day — perfect for a walkabout. All of downtown Warren is prepping for Warren’s big day as Discover Warren and dozens of restaurants, art studios, shops …
Rats in Bristol! Is it real or rumor?
Much like the Fight Club in the 1999 film of the same name, it seems that the first rule of rats is, we don’t talk about rats. … Read More
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
The new ‘big tobacco’ is a Mt. Hope High School concern
Tobacco use among teens is skyrocketing, as the folks at Mt. Hope High School know well. “I’m not sure about the exact numbers, … 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
Joseph R. Medeiros, 89, Warren
Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Artemizia … Read More
Domenic Michael Grimo, 92, of Bristol
Domenic Michael Grimo, 92, of Oliver Street passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Ida … Read More
Election 2018
Election News
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, …

Nine candidates face off for three Bristol school board seats

Bristol residents have a lot of School Committee candidates to consider this Nov. 6 — nine, to be exact. Here are snapshots of each of them, why they are running, and what they hope to …

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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