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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
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
There’s more than one way to catch the bad guys. Police officers can catch them in the act, catch them after they commit the act — or they can stop them before anything even happens. The … more
Roger Williams University’s commencement celebration this year will be a hybrid of in-person and remote events. Families of graduates will be allowed on campus — briefly — while the … more
The Town of Bristol has begun a new cycle of updating property assessments, led by a team from Northeast Revaluation Group of Warwick. Northeast has done previous townwide assessments and currently … more
Earlier this spring, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee received a sobering evaluation of the district’s financial leadership, policies and procedures from an outside evaluator. Last … more
Now that vaccination appointments are easy to obtain and the vaccine is moving through state clinics and local pharmacies, it’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago they were being … more
Emily Slusarczyk’s schedule involves swimming in the pool, running on the track and building in the studio. Emily is a senior, a captain on the Roger Williams University women’s … more
Technically, the 2020 Bristol Fourth of July concert series was never canceled. First, it was delayed until August while the Fourth of July Committee waited to see if COVID restrictions would allow … more
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