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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: December 3, 2019

Bristol Police hiring for Dispatch

NOW HIRING POLICE FIRE AND EMS DISPATCHER SIGN

The Bristol Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of a police, fire & EMS Dispatcher.

(Full and Part-Time positions are available).

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

 ● Must be a US Citizen.

&...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Bristol Police "Fill A Cruiser Toy Drive"

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The Bristol Police, in conjunction with the Bristol Department of Social Services & Public Welfare are conducting a toy drive.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: The Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Gooding Ave

We are collec...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Police Department launches Citizen Initiative Campaigns

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The Police department is announcing the roll out of a few new Citizen Initiative Campaigns. 

It is the goal of this department to continue to foster a good working relationship with the residents of the community. 

Therefore, today, Friday...

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Posted on: November 17, 2019

Bristol Police Department obtains National Accreditation status from CALEA.

Bristol Police members accepting the CALEA award

For Immediate Release 11-16-19

Bristol Police Department obtains National Accreditation status from CALEA.

This past weekend, the Bristol Police Department accreditation team and Chief Lynch attend the CALEA conference in Covington, KY to receive national a...
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Posted on: November 10, 2019

Tips for the Holiday Season

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The season of giving is quickly approaching, and the Bristol Police Department wants to provide helpful information  to our residents and visitors in order to protect themselves and their valuables.

We are encouraging residents to take steps to pr...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Tangible Tax Return

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Each year, the Town of Bristol requires that businesses report the value of their tangible property through a return. Based on the value and depreciation of those reported items, the Town of Bristol assess applicable taxes. For the second year, the Town o...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Rogers Free Library Announces Contract with Lynda.com

Lynda.com

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

Gooding Plaza

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

Recovery Drop In Center Team

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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