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Bristol police made one arrest and responded to multiple reports of fraud and thefts from vehicles between Feb. 12-19, 2024. more
The girls indoor track team, which placed second in their division and second at the class meet, had a tougher time competing on the state level. The Huskies placed 20th as a team with 11 points during the state indoor track championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday. more
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an engineer hired to investigate the shuttered section paints a … more
Dr. Paulo Pacheco, who grew up in Bristol and whose family's legacy can still be felt throughout the town, was recently featured in a national broadcast segment encouraging colon cancer screenings. more
A battle between the Bristol County Elks’ Club and the Town of Bristol regarding their claim that increased wave turbulence from the town’s marina has caused a safety concern at their own dock rages on. more
The eastbound side of the Washington Bridge will be split into six lanes, three going in each direction, as a means of attempting to address the ongoing crisis created with the closure of the … more
After winning only two meets last season, the Mt. Hope gymnastics team had reason to celebrate this year,  and to look forward to the future. The team placed third in Division II during the gymnastics state championships at Rhode Island College on Saturday. more
KMS and Thrive Outside plan to begin their Outdoor Learning Zone using the $100,000 RIDE grant that they received earlier this year. However, this grant will only fund the creation of three of the areas from the Concept Vision Plan. Fundraising will be necessary to accomplish everything envisioned. more
Bristol police made seven arrests between Feb. 5-12, 2024, including multiple DUIs. more
A $35,000 grant will go towards work on The Timeline of the Enslaved, the interactive database, and New Goree Research, as part of their goal to empower descendants with information to tell their own history, and to create open and accessible resources. more
There aren’t a lot of working farms left, but Bristol’s largest is doing something unexpected; it’s expanding. more
Enjoy some photos from yesterday's Nor-eastern that blanketed the region in wet, fluffy snow. more
The proposed $60.1 million general fund budget, which represents a 2% total increase in spending over the FY24 budget, includes a request for $387,866 more in local funding from Warren (a 2.7% increase over last year), and $704,633 from Bristol (a 2.4% increase over last year). more
Sometimes season’s go south before they even get started. It can happen in the blink of an eye. This season the Huskies saw it coming. It’s been the same for the Mt. Hope/East Providence … more
Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti took the brunt of the blame for the calamity created as he was peppered with questions about the status of the Washington Bridge from … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 52-year-old Swansea woman was arrested last week after she allegedly eluded police officers in two communities. Shortly after noon on Friday, Feb. 9, officers were advised … more
The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of … more
The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has awarded 20 individual “Action Grants” totaling $12 million, earmarked for Municipal Resilience Projects (MRPs), and Bristol will be receiving $113,225 of that. more
Bristol Police made three arrests between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2024. more
The new policy establishes a process to request, approve, and install traffic calming devices, such as speed humps or signage, intended to reduce speeds on roads where residents are concerned about traffic safety. more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Get ready to sit in traffic again while crossing the Mount Hope Bridge. more
A bronze statue born from the mind of Providence-based artist Spencer Evans has been chosen to forever memorialize Bristol’s connection to the dark history of the slave trade, which will be erected at Independence Park some time within the next 18 months. more
After many years of begging and borrowing for rehearsal and performance spaces for the wildly popular Arts Alive! program she has nurtured since its birth, Dena Davis and team are about to debut new programming in a space they can truly call home. more
Prom season should be fun, but for so many students expenses can mount quickly. Students from Bristol, Warren, and Barrington may qualify for a new volunteer-led program that can help. more
The Mt. Hope gymnastics team fell to Portsmouth in their final regular season meet at Strive Gymnastics on Sunday. Mt. Hope scored a 130.75 and Portsmouth scored a 133.30.  The Huskies … more
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