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A controversial proposal to build a new, free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back before the Bristol Zoning Board of Review next Wednesday, when residents are expected to resume … more
Just a few weeks after announcing a decision to move on a backup water supply without East Providence’s involvement, Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand said she … more
EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of … more
As demand for medical marijuana continues to skyrocket, the state Department of Business Regulation is encouraging towns throughout Rhode Island to allow cultivation centers that can produce more … more
After years of failed negotiations with the city of East Providence over a backup water supply to the East Bay, the Bristol County Water Authority is moving forward with plans to build a pipeline … more
Bristol property taxes will rise by about 1 percent after the Bristol Town Council approved Town Administrator Steven Contente’s fiscal 2018 budget last Wednesday night. The town’s … more
Independence Park will be gone. The Thames Street business district and parts of Hope Street will be under water. Residents in one of the wealthiest sections of town will need to hop on a ferry every … more
A Bristol town budget that would increase property taxes by 1.6 percent is up for public scrutiny at a special Town Council meeting next Wednesday. Residents will have their say on the proposed … more
Traffic disruptions will be a way of life for residents in the Beach Road, Ridge Road and Gibson Road neighborhoods for the next couple months as the Bristol County Water Authority continues a water … more
After a parade of residents and public safety personnel expressed their opposition — in some cases, anger — to a proposed new Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza during a meeting that … more
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