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Mt. Hope boys and girls win at cross country meet

The Mt. Hope boys cross country team beat East Providence and Tiverton in a home dual meet at the Bristol Town Beach on Monday, to start the season off at 2-0.  The Huskies took the first six …

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Bristol council moves to help restaurant get back on its feet
Statesman Tavern owner Christopher Kleyla appeared before the Bristol Town Council at its Sept. 8 meeting with a request for one … Read More
Hollywood comes to the Bristol waterfront
It was described as “a couple of small scenes” and “low-budget” to curious onlookers who came and went during the course of … Read More
A conversation with the team behind Bristol Porchfest (PODCAST)
Host Kevin Centazzo, aka Kevin from Bristol, speaks with Bristol Porchfest Co-Chair Nancy Kellner and Co-Technical Director Joe Caron … Read More
Blindfolded Regatta brings smiles and raises money
The Blindfolded Rowing Regatta and boat raffle, held last weekend off Bristol Town Beach, raised more than $2,000 for the Bristol … Read More
Warren Council revokes Italo American Club liquor license
The Warren Town Council voted unanimously to revoke the liquor license of the Italo American Club during a show cause hearing on … Read More
Bristol Warren superintendent resigns from interim post
The Bristol Warren Regional School District will be looking for its fifth superintendent in the past two years, after interim … Read More
East Bay Social
Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol Anne Elizabeth Barry, 91, of Bristol, R.I., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grace Barker Health in Warren, R.I. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Francis …
George Paul Palazio Jr., 75, of Warren George Paul Palazio Jr., 75, of Warren, R.I., formerly of Smithfield, R.I., passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at home after a long battle with cancer. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son …
Harold Edward Hale, 92, of Bristol Harold Edward Hale, 92, of Lang Avenue passed away on Sept. 7, 2021, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary Regina (Partington) Hale. Born in Mulberry, Ark., he was the son of …
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Photo Gallery: Huskies trounce Tigers, 29-8, in injury fund game Mt. Hope senior quarterback Aidan Ramaglia led the Division II, Mt. Hope football team, over Division IV, Tiverton, 29-8, in an injury fund game in Tiverton on Friday evening.  Ramaglia …
Mt. Hope 'Go getters' start season at, 2-0 The Mt. Hope tennis team blanked Rogers, 7-0, in Newport and blew out South Kingstown, 5-1, at home, to start the young fall season at, 2-0.  The Huskies currently share the top spot in Division …
Mt. Hope wrestling champions recognized The Mt. Hope High School wrestling team was recognized for its first state championship victory during the recent Town Council and School Committee meetings in Warren and Bristol.
Updated: Post 10 Juniors fall in Legion Baseball playoffs EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside Post 10 opened up its first round, best-of-three Rhode Island American Legion Baseball Junior Division playoff series against visiting Post 14 (Cumberland-Lincoln) …
Letter: Thanks for your support during unprecedented challenges

This month will be the end of my term as General Chairman of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee. These last two years were everything but ordinary. The dedication of the Bristol Fourth of July …

Letter: Where do school leaders stand on CRT?

The time for diplomatic nuance and PC deference is past. I stand opposed to critical race theory (CRT) ideology infiltrating the public school curriculum. It is divisive, destructive and …

Letter: Without fair pay, police officers will keep leaving

Recently, the Bristol Police Department responded to a horrific and violent incident in neighboring Warren, and not surprisingly, the Bristol officers who responded to this call performed with …

Letter: White Privilege filters our views of the world

A concise and thoughtful letter appeared recently by Noel Hewitt of this town regarding Diversity Committees and questioning the need for them.  I was impressed by his reasoning in addressing …

Letter: Common sense might help Bristol’s water woes

Last week’s flooding from remnants of hurricane Ida is yet another example of Bristol’s costly disregard of water issues. The overtopping of the new Silver Creek Bridge, the second time …

Letter: Please enforce universal masking at school committee meetings

The following was signed by multiple people and directed to Marjorie McBride, chairwoman of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. We, the undersigned, are writing to urge you to recognize …

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