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Board throws cold water on Bristol housing plan

Last Thursday night’s Planning Board meeting lasted well into the evening as two major development proposals, Old Orchard Farm and Longfield (see separate story), were subject to a passionate …
Bristol post office renamed for First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna
Warm, late-summer temperatures greeted a large turnout of relatives, friends and local, state and Congressional dignitaries who … Read More
Cyclists cross four bridges to benefit Save The Bay
EAST BAY — Bicyclists enjoyed some of the most spectacular views in our area Sunday when they crossed over four bridges before … Read More
Bristol student charts her own course
It’s been said that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life. It’s a lesson that one Mt. Hope … Read More
United Brothers synagogue in Bristol welcomes a new leader
Daniel Kertzner, the new spiritual leader of the United Brothers Synagogue, is not, technically, a Rabbi, not having completed the … Read More
Everyone’s favorite dory, Celeste, called a Bristol icon
Among the iconic watercraft in Bristol, only one dory comes to mind, and her name is Celeste. She is said to be everybody’s … Read More
RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway … Read More
Obituaries
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Lorraine Sousa, 75, of Bristol Lorraine (Martins) Sousa, 75, of 5 Debra Ave., Bristol, passed away peacefully into God’s care on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. She joins her beloved husband, …
Mathew DePasquale, 37, Bristol Mathew P. DePasquale, 37, of Bristol passed away on Monday Sept. 10, 2018, at home. He was a son of Philip S. and Ginny (Godet) DePasquale. He was a school teacher with NAFI in the Pawtucket …
Election 2018
Election News
Ascencao says message, team and hard work won the election

The victor in Wednesday’s House of Representatives District 68 Democratic primary is resting a little and catching up on laundry today. It’s been a few long months for the first-time …

Tyska accepts defeat, worries about future of district, and campaign tactics

Reflecting on his overwhelming defeat in the Democratic primary for R.I. House District 68, Andy Tyska said he still believes he was the best candidate for Bristol and Warren, but the voters who went …

Candidate Statements
Cirillo: A lifetime of learning and understanding really matter The person who effectively holds the office of Town Clerk must be a storehouse of knowledge and facts. You would be surprised to know how often complicated problems impacting someone’s life, …
Cordeiro: Post ALL Town Council meeting data Bristol residents should have greater access to the information shaping the policies where we live, work, and raise our families. A professional, service-oriented and transparent Town Clerk’s …
Donovan: Evidence-based policy reforms needed in opioid crisis For too long, Rhode Island’s rates of substance use have exceeded national averages. The overdose epidemic has made the need for effective reforms a critical issue in our state. Initiatives …
McCarthy: Bristol voters, Stop, look and listen My fellow Bristolians, for most of us with years of automobile driving experience, this is a warning we all heed at railroad crossings. To ignore it, could be perilous! Maybe this same warning, …
Hunt: Our single-party monopoly has hurt taxpayers and businesses In a primary where less than 20 percent of registered voters cast a vote, two Democratic candidates spent well over $33,000. That equates to more than $16 spent for every vote. Why do candidates …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - Sept. 13, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Sept. 13, 2018.
Bristol Legal Notices - Sept. 6, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 6, 2018, issue of the Bristol Phoenix.

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