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Bristol PD: Three arrests and a pizza refund

Bristol Police made three arrests and responded to a variety of complaints between May 13-20, 2024.
Popular St. Elizabeth events kick off this week in Bristol
Two of the most famous and hallowed religious events will take place over the next two weekends at St. Elizabeth’s Church. Read More
Blithewold gets grant for synthetic ice rink
A $50,000 infusion of cash means soon you will be able to skate at Blithewold, no cold weather needed! Read More
Bristol striving, but struggling, to meet state's housing goals
At just shy of 6% of its housing listed at prices deemed affordable, Bristol has consistently failed to meet the state's standard of … Read More
Bristol-based organization gets $100K to improve mental health outcomes
The Bristol-based chapter of The Arc has received a $100,000 grant to conduct mental health training and engage the community on how … Read More
Bristol to replace boat ramp, make other big improvements at Independence Park
A new boat ramp, parking lot, and site enhancements are all part of two major Independence Park projects, hopefully to start this fall … Read More
She had to fight to get her shot — and made history when she got it
Cole Brauer, the first American woman to sail solo around the world, went from not being taken seriously to making history through … Read More
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A chance to learn more about Bristol's historic Black neighborhood

New Goree began to be developed around 1805, and was populated with a sizable quantity of free Black citizens. More is being uncovered about this area, and a local group wants to share their discoveries.

Bristol Garden Club's Plant Sale is this weekend

The annual Bristol Garden Club Plant Sale will be held at Mount Hope Farm from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

First American woman to sail solo around world to speak at RWU

After sailing 30,000 miles and spending 130 days alone at sea, Cole Brauer made history on March 7, 2024. On May 15, she'll share stories about her journey at Roger Williams University.
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Obituaries
Manuel Braga Manuel Braga, 87, of Pearse Avenue, passed away on May 21, 2024, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Eduarda (Sousa) Braga. Born in Villa Franca do Campo, São Miguel, Azor
Ann Leary Ann Marie Leary, of Tiverton, RI, passed away at home on Friday, May 17th, 2024. She was the loving mother of Jessica (Daniel) Jackson of Middleboro, MA, and Dr. Joshua Morimoto of Cambridge, MA, and
Cecilia Perry (August 9, 1936 – May 16, 2024)|Cecilia ("Cece") Carolyn Perry, 87, a long-time resident of Bristol passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024. Cece was born (as a twin to sister Emily) on August 9,
Sports
RWU sails past Ivy League competition to national championship The RWU Hawks finished on top of the leader board against top sailing teams from Harvard, Yale, and Brown at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Open Team Race National Championship.
Clippers spoil Santerre’s outing, sink Huskies 10-0 Junior Ethan Santerre was pitching a gem against third place, 9-4 Cumberland. The mighty Clippers managed just a single run against the lefty, who had struck out five through the first five innings, keeping them off balance with a nasty, down-and-in, slider, fastball and changeup. Santerre unfortunately tired in the sixth and Cumberland took advantage, exploding for 6 runs to take a 7-0 lead.
Jackson, Silva, Deal win gold at Division Championships The Mt. Hope girls track team place third and the boys team placed eighth at the Eastern Division track championships at Barrington High School on Saturday. "The boys and girls had a great day …
Huskies’ lacrosse halts skid, buries Burrillville 11-2 Sophomores Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 4 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team buried Burrillville 11-2 in a home game on Friday. The win halted a two game skid and evened their record …
Opinion
Letter: The troubling history of creating a 'demographic balance'

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Letter: Demand action on predatory loan vendors

Citizens should express their outrage at these undemocratic processes. Fourteen years is enough time.

Letter: An open letter to the Bristol Town Council

We have serious concerns regarding the noise, safety, access to and from our marina, and negative impact on our property values.

Letter: Bristol wants to save money by changing tax exemption for seniors

We need to assist older members of our community who struggle with the ever-increasing burden of increasing property taxes; not find reasons to reject their needs.

Letter: It was a porta-potty-party on Aaron Avenue

Every now and then, the excuses to party can get a bit outlandish. In this case, I suspect calling this recent celebration a bit “outhouse-lish”.

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