The Latest From Bristol

A uniform, a love story, and an unforgettable work of art

It was a moment intended to be private. On a fateful day in August of 1957, a heartbroken woman in Smithfield, Maine, escaped into the three-story barn that rested on the property of the lakeside …
District 68 primary and special elections would cost Bristol, Warren thousands
It could cost the towns of Warren and Bristol anywhere from $10,600 to $18,600 to stage primary and special elections to fill the … Read More
Bristol marina expansion plans near completion
According to Bristol Harbormaster Greg Marsili, pending the resolution of a couple of minor details, the plans for the proposed … Read More
Science night at Colt Andrews School is a hit
Third-grader Olivia Taylor was standing by, waiting. The film cannister she’d just given a good shake to was filled with water and … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph A. Souto, Jr., 77, of Bristol
Mr. Joseph A. Souto, Jr., age 77, of Lawn Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was … Read More
Horace Joseph Simas, 84, of Bristol
Horace Joseph Simas, 84, of Perry Street, Bristol, passed away on Nov. 25, 2018, at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Bessie … Read More
Joan A. De Robbio, 80, of Bristol
Joan A. (Geyer) De Robbio, 80, of Roosevelt Drive, Bristol, passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Nov. 8, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Nov. 8, 2018.
Bristol Legal Notices — Nov. 1, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Nov. 1, 2018.
Election 2018
Election News
DePasquale joins District 68 race
Another candidate is throwing his hat into the ring, seeking to claim the District 68 seat vacated Wednesday by Laufton … Read More
District 68 race would require a Primary first
The political vacuum created by the sudden departure of District 68 Representative-elect Laufton Ascencao will take at least two … Read More
In these races, PAC ‘winners’ are also Election Day winners
With the election behind, the Bristol Phoenix took a look at the funds amassed by candidates in the four statewide elections that … Read More
Experience prevails in Bristol clerk's race — both candidates react to the outcome
Longtime Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo held off challenger Melissa Cordeiro and will retain his post for another two years. The … Read More
Ascencao defeats Hunt for District 68 seat
Democrat Laufton Ascencao came out of the Tuesday midterm elections victorious, winning the District 68 General Assembly seat over … Read More
Lou Cirillo holds off challenger for Bristol Town Clerk
Longtime Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo has held off challenger Melissa Cordeiro and will retain his post for another two years. The … Read More

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