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RIDEM Opens Fall 2021 Energy-Saving Tree Program

The Energy-Saving Trees program is a community tree planting program through the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management that encourages the strategic planting of trees for the greatest energy- and money-saving benefits. The program combines trees with an interactive web experience to help homeowners and communities save energy and money by strategically planting trees to maximize their environmental benefits.

Rhode Island residents can apply for a free tree and pick it up at pick-up locations across the state. Applications must be completed online through the application portal.

More information about this initiative, please visit the RIDEM website here.

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BCWA to Begin “High Service Area” Expansion in Bristol

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RIDOT Tree Work on Hope Street Scheduled for July 26-July 28, 2021

BRISTOL, RI– Beginning Monday, July 26th, 2021, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation will be doing tree trimming and removal along Hope Street between State St. and Franklin St.

Tree work will take place daily between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Hope Street will be closed to vehicles from State Street to Franklin Street during work hours. Pedestrian access to businesses will not be impacted. No parking signs will be posted along Hope Street ahead of the road closure.

For the convenience of residents and visitors, the Town of Bristol has provided the road detour map below. Thank you.

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Bristol Announces 2021 Concerts on the Common Performer Lineup

BRISTOL, RI– On Monday, July 12th, 2021, the Town of Bristol announced the performer lineup for its 2021 Concerts on the Common.

Concerts begin Thursday, July 15th, 2021, and conclude with the Last Night Concert on Sunday, September 5th, 2021, at Independence Park.

In the event of inclement weather, Thursday night concerts will be moved to the Bristol Maritime Center at 127 Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

The full schedule and performer lineup can be viewed below.

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Town Administrator Contente Extends Resident Beach Rate to All BWRSD Families

BRISTOL, RI-On Wednesday, July 6th, 2021, Town Administrator Steven Contente directed Bristol’s Parks & Recreation Department to make the Bristol Resident Beach permit and fee rate available to all students & families of the Bristol-Warren Regional School District.

Under this administrative directive, families of BWRSD students can pay the reduced resident rate of $5.00/vehicle Monday-Friday and $10.00/vehicle on weekends and holidays at the Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex.

“So many of our students have had to attend school remotely during this past year, missing out on both social interaction with other students and outdoor sports and recreation,” said Town Administrator Contente, “I want to encourage healthy outdoor activities during the summer.”

This program will remain in effect until the expiration of the local emergency order.

The Town Administrator’s full directive can be read below.

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Bristol’s ‘Concerts on the Common’ Fully Sponsored, Performer Lineup TBA

BRISTOL, RI-The Town of Bristol is pleased to announce that this year’s Concerts on the Common is fully sponsored! The Town wishes to thank all of our 2021 sponsors.

Beginning July 15th, 2021, residents and visitors can enjoy concerts on the Bristol Town Common every Thursday through Labor Day. Concerts are free to the public. The lineup of performers will be announced shortly here on the Town of Bristol website (www.bristolri.gov).

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Bristol’s ‘Concerts on the Common’ Returning July 15th, Seeking Sponsorships

BRISTOL, RI-On Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, the Town of Bristol announced the return of its popular Concerts on the Common series.

Beginning July 15th, 2021, residents and visitors can enjoy concerts on the Bristol Town Common every Thursday through Labor Day. Concerts are free to the public. The lineup of performers will be announced here on the Town of Bristol website (www.bristolri.gov) in the coming days.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The Town of Bristol is seeking 8 sponsors to support its 8 concerts throughout the summer. The sponsorship commitment for a concert is $300/each.

For more information about sponsoring a concert, please contact Michele Martins at 401-253-1611 or by email at [email protected].

Thank you.

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Bristol Relists 10 Naomi Street for Sale, Invites Sealed Proposals

The Town of Bristol invites sealed Proposals for the purchase of certain real property owned by the Town of Bristol. The property comprises 15,489 sq. ft. of land and improvements, including a single-family home and a shed, located at 10 Naomi Street, Bristol, Rhode Island.

The minimum acceptable bid is $318,000.00 (Three-Hundred and Eighteen Thousand Dollars).

All inquiries, questions, and requests for information related to the property or related to the preparation of the response to the Request for Proposals should be directed in writing to Diane Williamson, Director of Community Development, 9 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island, or via email to [email protected].

A detailed property description and instructions to offerors are available from the Office of the Town Clerk, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI  02809, and the procurement website at www.bidnetdirect.com/rhode-island/bristolri by registering and/or logging in as a vendor.  

Proposals (one original marked “MASTER” and one copy) must be submitted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked on the outside “ 10 Naomi Street- RFP #960 – and the bidding date of July 28, 2021”  and submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office, 10 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island. Proposals will be opened at 12:00 noon on July 28, 2021, at the  Bristol Town Hall*, 10 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809.  The Town Council reserves all rights to reject any and all proposals, or any part thereof when it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.

Open Houses

  • Tuesday, July 20th, 2021, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Saturday, July 24th, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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Weekend High Speed Ferry Returns to Bristol this Summer

BRISTOL, RI– On Thursday, June 18th, 2021, the State of Rhode Island announced the return of the Providence-Newport Ferry for its sixth summer season. For the third consecutive year, the Providence-Newport Ferry will also make weekend stop in Bristol through Labor Day weekend.

“The return of the Providence-Newport Ferry is another signpost on the path to restoring our economy and our way of life as the pandemic eases,” Gov. Dan McKee said. “I urge everyone to take advantage of this great resource to enjoy Narragansett Bay and everything that Newport, Providence and Bristol have to offer this summer.”

“We are pleased to welcome back Seastreak and its passengers to Bristol Harbor,” said Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente. “Visitors will find many fine restaurants and attractions within walking distance in our historic downtown. We hope riders enjoy their time in Bristol and have a great summer.”

Prior to the pandemic, a survey was commissioned by the State to determine the economic impact of the high speed ferry on the participating communities. Based on survey responses, ferry passengers reported spending an average of $87 per person per day in town.

For more information and to purchase ferry tickets, please visit www.ridethebayri.com.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island and the Town of Bristol Announce Continuing Partnership