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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Bristol's On Top In Memorial Day Weekend Destination Ranking

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On April 5th, 2018, the Town of Bristol was ranked in Trip to Discover's 2018 10 Spots in the Northeast to Spend Memorial Day Weekend. Recognized for having "an All-American vibe", the article mentioned some of Bristol's top destination location...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Bristol Ranked In 2018 Best Small Towns In America

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On February 7th, 2018, the Town of Bristol was ranked in Architectural Digest's 2018 25 Best Small Towns In America. Touted as "a classic New-England getaway", Bristol was recognized for its strong nautical heritage, the America's Cup Hall of Fa...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Updated Travel Advisory:Silver Creek Bridge/RIPTA Detour beginning March 2

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2/27/2020  8:00 PM Silver Creek Bridge information update :

 The Silver Creek Bridge Replacement plan enters Phase II, commencing on Monday, March 2 through June 19, 2020

 • RIDOT will close the NORTH BOUND lanes of the b...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Bristol has been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Safest Cities in America".

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Top 100 Safest Cities in America | National Council For Home Safety and Security

Methodology. To identify the safest cities, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.

We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime rep...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Bristol Police release App for Anonymous Crime Reporting

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The Bristol Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a cell phone and web based application which will allow citizens to report tips to us. Our ability to solve crimes, and create a safer town has a lot to do with the involvement of ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Bristol Harbor Ranked in Marinas.com Boaters' Choice Awards

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The Town of Bristol Marina and Maritime Center was ranked among the 2019 top destinations by boaters. Learn more here.

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

RESIDENTIAL & STATE ST. /CHURCH ST. DOCK PARKING PERMIT RENEWAL

PUBLIC NOTICE

RESIDENTIAL & STATE ST. /CHURCH ST. DOCK PARKING PERMIT RENEWAL

Current Residential & State St. /Church St. Dock Parking Permits expire January 1, 2020. New Residential and State St. /Church St. Dock Parking Permits are now available a...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Rogers Free Library Announces Contract with Lynda.com

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Rogers Free Library (RFL) has contracted with Lynda.com to bring its 14,000 video courses into the homes and offices of RFL cardholders free of charge. Lynda.com is recognized as the world's top teaching site for mastering technical skills, creative techn...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Silver Creek Bridge

RIDOT ABLE TO KEEP BRISTOL’S SILVER CREEK BRIDGE 

PARTIALLY OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION

As promised, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) project managers, the contractor for the Silver Creek Bridge replacement project and Town ...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Town Announces Proposed Sale of the Bristol Shopping Center

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On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, the Town of Bristol announced the proposed sale of its public property at 6-40 Gooding Avenue to Gooding Realty Corporation (GRC) for $2.8M.

Commonly known as the Bristol Shopping Center, this 10.3-acre commercial property ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Bristol Announces New Extended Hours of Operations

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:30 AM

Bristol, RI - The Town of Bristol is pleased to announce a change in its normal hours of operation. Effective July 1st, 2019, all municipal offices located at Town Hall (10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809) and Department of...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

RIDOT Releases Fact Sheet on Silver Creek Project

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Learn more about the State's upcoming bridge project in Bristol.

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

RIDOT Announces New Ferry Service to Bristol

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SERVICE TO BRISTOL KICKS OFF FOURTH YEAR OF RIDOT’S FERRY

Service to begin in time for Memorial Day Weekend

May 15, 2019 

Contact: Charles St. Martin 

401-563-4007 or 401-641-8934

The Rhode Island Department of ...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Update: BCWA Lifts Water Restrictions

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UPDATE: May 29, 2019 4:00 PM

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To read the BCWA initial press release on the East Bay pipeline leak, please click here.

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Stony Hedge Farm Preserved Through Purchase Of Conservation Easement

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Bristol Town  Administrator  Steven Contente is pleased to announce the purchase of a conservation easement for the Stony Hedge Farm located at 1362 Hope Street.   The Town of Bristol and the United States Department of Agricult...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Black Ships Return To Bristol In 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 4, 2018

BLACK SHIPS RETURN TO BRISTOL IN 2019

BRISTOL, RI-Today, the Town of Bristol and Japan-America Society of Rhode Island (JASRI) announced that the Black Ships Festival will be returning to Bristol in 2019.

“The T...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Bristol Receives Qualified Opportunity Zone Designation By U.S. Treasury

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On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Treasury designated the Town of Bristol's Census Tract 307 as a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ). Created as part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, the Opportunity Zones Program is a new approach to encourage private-investmen...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Bristol Recovery Drop-In Center Officially Opens

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The Town of Bristol is pleased to announce that beginning March 1, 2018, a new Recovery Drop-In Center will be opening at the St. Michaels Parish Center on Hope Street. This initiative, led by The Bristol Health Equity Zone, The East Bay Center and St. Mi...

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