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The director of the Bristol Senior Center has been charged with embezzlement, among other crimes, as the town continues to investigate an alleged “double dipping” scheme in which … more
Cramped rooms with two, sometimes three people living inside. An aging facility lacking the modern conveniences most take for grated. Structured meal times requiring residents to be ready to eat at … more
Town Administrator Steven Contente has cut the senior center director’s salary in half after saying she was “double dipping” by taking salary from a substance abuse prevention grant … more
As Bristol residents will soon find out, the cost of trash pickup in the town will be increasing for the next year. A letter will be enclosed in this year’s real estate tax bill that states … more
Bristol Town Beach has been closed to swimming due to a sewage leak, the town announced Tuesday morning. Town officials found a small leak in a sewer line near the parking area for the beach and … more
Two historic buildings along Bristol’s waterfront are about to get a major facelift thanks to a public-private partnership and the investment of experienced historic preservationists. The … more
Construction on the Prudence Island Ferry dock is entering its final stages and should wrap up in a week or two, music to the ears of Prudence residents and visitors who have been losing patience … more
The Bristol Conservation Commission is creating a tree map of Bristol, and it needs your help. The trees will be mapped as a part of the town’s Tree Management Plan. Mapping the trees will … more
The ongoing facelift of the Wood Street area aiming to beautify the neighborhood and revitalize the business climate recently got a financial boost and is drawing attention from state officials … more
The Warren Town Council extended a fiscal olive branch to Bristol and the Bristol Warren Regional School Department Tuesday, inviting both to discuss the establishment of a school taxing authority to … more
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