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To the editor: I was heartbroken when I heard that the theatre program at Mt. Hope High School is in danger of being eliminated. Having taught at Mt. Hope as the theatre teacher and director for … more
Nancy S. ( Hunter) Aparicio, 84, of Bristol, died Friday, May 7, 2021 at home. She was the wife of Alfred Aparicio; they were married for over 64 years. She was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of … more
Editor's note: This letter from a former Mt. Hope High School theatre director and teacher was sent to East Bay Media Group, as well as members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee, on … more
Members of the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee's budget/facilities subcommittee on Thursday night approved a list of budget cuts totaling $2.3 million, sending the proposed cuts to the full … more
The East Bay Bike Path bridges were shut down in 2019 when regular inspections showed that they were unsafe. At the time, the Department of Transportation (DOT) said that they would replace the … more
Robert Sterling Bush, 98, of Bristol, R.I., passed away on May 4, 2021. He was the son of the late Roy V. Bush and Alice Rose (Galla) Bush. He was the brother of the late Lester A. Bush, Louise … more
Joan Murdough Boucher died peacefully, with family by her side, Sunday, May 2, 2021. Born Nov. 22,1932, she was the daughter of Clark and Florence Allen Murdough of Newport, Rhode Island. Joan … more
A look at the Bristol Police incident log from April 26 to May 3. Monday, April 26 A woman called police after being bit by another dog while walking her own dog along Wapping Drive at 6:32 … more
Mt. Hope High School theatre director Nick Mendillo is fighting for the program's life, and his job, after he was surprised to learn Thursday evening that Supt. Jonathan Brice has proposed … more
I want to thank all the folks who came out this past weekend to clean up the town and/or participate in an environmentally-oriented activity. I also want to thank the Mt. Hope High School … more
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