The Latest From Bristol

Downtown Bristol hosts Fair and Arts Festival this Saturday

The Bristol Merchants Association (BMA) held its first event of the season last month, under slightly gray and chilly skies. Nonetheless, there was enough enthusiasm among organizers and attendees to …
Bristol volunteers pick up a ton (literally) of trash
The Town of Bristol hosted its 32nd coastal clean-up event on Saturday, May 1, and had about 120 very passionate volunteers turn out … Read More
Bristol Police arrest Warwick man in 'White Boy' sticker case
Bristol Police have arrested one of two men they believe placed Nazi-themed stickers on signs downtown last month. Chase Gilroy, age … Read More
Three to lead the Bristol Fourth
The selection of the Bristol Fourth of July chief marshal is an honor given solely to the general chairman of the Bristol Fourth of … Read More
Obituaries
Anne Marie Goulart, 81, of Bristol
Anne Marie (Silveira) Goulart, 81, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at her daughter’s home in New … Read More
Dr. Carl Levick, 68, of Bristol
Dr. Carl Levick, 68, passed away at home on May 8, in Bristol, R.I., surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with … Read More
Nancy Aparicio, 84, Bristol
Nancy S. ( Hunter) Aparicio, 84, of Bristol, died Friday, May 7, 2021 at home. She was the wife of Alfred Aparicio; they were married … Read More

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