Press Releases

E-Waste Drop-off Events in 2023

The Town of Bristol will hold four E-Waste Drop-off Events in 2023 at the Bristol Transfer Station, located at 6 Minturn Farm Road.

Event dates

Saturday, February 18, 2023 – 8am-12p
Saturday, May 20, 2023 – 8am-12pm
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 8am-12pm
Saturday, December 16, 2023 – 8am-12pm


  • computers
  • laptops
  • servers
  • routers
  • PDA’s
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • inkjet printers
  • plastic speakers
  • toner cartridges
  • monitors and flat screen TVs (all sizes and models). TVs must be whole and intact.
  • CD/DVD players
  • radios
  • network equipment
  • wires
  • stereos
  • telephones
  • microwaves
  • small household appliances
  • auto/marine batteries and battery back-ups
  • wires and cables (all types, including holiday string lighting)


A $10 DISPOSAL FEE applies to:

  • large wooden-boxed speakers/each ($5/each for a small one)
  • laser-jet printers
  • air conditioners
  • dehumidifiers
  • dorm size refrigerators
  • water coolers and other coolant containing devices.
  • Additional charges will apply to large copy machines and printers.


  • light bulbs of any type
  • disposable/single use batteries
  • smoke/carbon monoxide detectors
  • thermometers
  • thermostats
  • glass blender bowls
  • furniture
  • electric organs/pianos
  • heating pads/blankets
  • blood pressure cuffs
  • cushioned chairs
  • mattresses
  • plastic bags
  • cardboard
  • rigid plastic bins
  • Styrofoam
  • wood
  • firearms
  • any hazardous waste materials such as paint or chemicals
    These materials will be sorted out on site and returned.

For more information visit or contact via email: [email protected]

Press Releases

Job Opening – Part-time Custodian – Rogers Free Library

The Rogers Free Library is seeking a part-time Custodian, 15 hours per week, for cleaning and general maintenance of the library building. The position works under the direct supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of the library.

For more information and application instructions, please click here >

Press Releases

Job Opening-Assistant Library Director

The Rogers Free Library is seeking a forward-thinking, and community-focused librarian to fill the position of Assistant Director.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and services, as well as a broad background and knowledge in financial, administrative and human resources management. The Assistant Director manages library functions during the absence of the Director.  This position reports to the Library Director.

To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply, please click here >

Press Releases

Job Posting-EMS Coordinator

Job Posting

EMS Coordinator – Town of Bristol

Statement of Duties:

The Town is seeking an experienced professional to assist with management and training of our emergency medical team.  This position, which reports directly to the Fire Chief, is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of emergency medicine to this diverse seaside community of 23,000 people.

The Town encompasses 20 square miles, including Roger Williams University and Colt State Park.  In this position, you would provide assistance in managing operations pertaining to the technical, clinical, administrative and continuing education programs associated with the EMS division.

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in department activities including fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical care, public assistance, fire investigation, fire prevention, pre-fire planning, company training, and public education.
  • Obey lawful orders.  Cooperate with fellow firefighters and officers.
  • Keep up to date with the various fire department operations, State of Rhode Island EMS protocols, CPR guidelines, and all current EMT materials equivalent to individual’s licensing level.
  • Drive safely and responsibly within the guidelines set forth in the Department Apparatus and Safety policy.
  • Maintain current on Department procedures, policies, orders, and directives.
  • Perform all assigned tasks and assignments in accordance with acceptable fire service practices and within Rhode Island EMS protocols.
  • Perform general office duties including, but not limited to, answering phones, filing, organizing documents, both paper and electronic, preparing deposits, word and document processing.
  • Conduct QA & QI relative to EMS reporting and procedures
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of requisitions, purchase orders, and various operations schedules.
  • Coordinate activities with outside vendors.
  • Prepare continuing education EMS training programs for
  • personnel.
  • Respond to emergency calls when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief or designee.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school or GED.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for the last three years.
  • Criminal background check required.
  • Knowledge of basic office procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic and applied computer skills, including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Licensed RI Paramedic.
  • Licensed RI EMS Instructor Coordinator.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical .
  • Ability to arrive at work on time, be in official department uniform at all times, and present a professional overall appearance as a Public Safety employee of the Town.
  • Be personally accountable for job responsibilities.  Seek counsel and assistance as needed from   superior officers for all tasks that may be assigned.
  • Ability to follow a chain of command and to work collaboratively with co-workers.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to effectively work with the public at all levels.
  • Minimum five years combined Fire and EMS experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum ten years combined Fire and EMS management experience.
  • Certified Firefighter Level 1 and 2.
  • Associates degree or higher in related field.
  • Minimum four years’ experience as a company officer rank of Captain or higher, and/or management level position in an EMS agency.
  • ACLS, PALS, BLS instructor.
  • Experience in Community Health Programs.

Physical Demands/Environment/Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift/move/carry/push/pull up to 50 lbs. in the form of equipment, medical supplies, patient transfer (with assistance).
  • Exposure to temperature and weather fluctuations, body fluids.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, climb stairs, squat, and kneel.  May be required to walk over uneven terrain.
  • Use tablet, computer, monitor(s), keyboard, and mouse to complete daily tasks.
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Terms of Employment:

  • Monday through Friday from 0800 to 1600 (8 A.M. to 4 P.M.), fifty-two (52) week year, minimum 40 hours per week.
  • Nights, weekends, holidays as assigned and directed by the Fire Chief.
  • Annual salary up to $58,000. Salary commensurate with experience and benefits as defined by the Town of Bristol Non-Union Employee Benefits summary.
  • Performance will be evaluated annually by the Fire Chief in accordance with provisions of the Town’s employee handbook and the Fire Department rules, regulations, and operating guidelines.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter, employment application, resume to Town Administrator Steven Contente, c/o Human Resources, Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol RI  02809 or [email protected] beginning Monday, December 19, 2022 through 4 PM on Friday, January 13, 2023.

Position will remain open until filled.


Press Releases

Historic District Commission (HDC) Staff Assistant

The Town of Bristol HDC Staff Assistant reports to the Director of Community Development and is the liaison between the HDC and the property owners of Bristol. This position has both in office daytime duties as well as required attendance at once-monthly evening meetings of the Commission which occur on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

For more information on essential functions, minimum requirements, and application information, please click here >

Press Releases

Watch Bristol’s Inauguration Event LIVE – Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6 pm

Bristol’s 26th Inauguration will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6 pm. The event will take place at Town Hall and will be livestreamed via Zoom.

To watch, click here >

Press Releases

Bristol’s 2022 Tangible Tax Form Now Available

Businesses that operate in Bristol and whose total tangible property is assessed at ten thousand ($10,000) or less can now request to be exempt from completing the full annual return and paying the applicable tax.

Eligible businesses can now request the new tangible tax exemption on the Annual Return.

The Annual Return form is available for download on the Finance page of the Town of Bristol website. Returns are due to the Bristol Tax Assessor’s Office (10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809) by 12 o’clock midnight EST, January 31, 2023.

For more information on Bristol’s tangible tax exemption, please contact Tax Assessor Michelle DiMeo at [email protected].

Economic Development Press Releases

‘Take it Outside’ grants available for small businesses. DEADLINE APPROACHING

The Rhode Island Rebounds Take It Outside program is a statewide effort to encourage and increase outdoor activities in an effort to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19 and support small businesses recovery.

The Take It Outside program awarded approximately $4.8 million to 21 eligible proposers to allow them to create, design, and offer programs/activities that increase outdoor capacity of small businesses.

Awarded funds can be used to cover the cost of purchasing, obtaining, delivering, or installing

  • chairs
  • tables
  • heat lamps
  • bike racks
  • other costs for purchasing or obtaining goods or services that are deemed necessary to increase outdoor opportunities for impacted small businesses.

Rhode Island based businesses that are interested in participating in the Take It Outside program must meet a number of requirements including:

  • Have less than $1 million in annual gross revenues
  • Demonstrate a negative economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • At least twenty percent of all funds awarded to small businesses will be reserved for awards to assist minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises.

The project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRFP0136 (State Fiscal Recovery Funds) awarded to the State of Rhode Island by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

For more information, please visit the RI Commerce website >

Press Releases

$650k available in Small Biz Grants

Rhode Island Commerce announced the allocation of $650,000 to grant partner lenders through the Small Business Assistance Program.
The program, through partner lenders, provides loans to businesses with fewer than 200 employees that are having difficulty obtaining funds through other means.
The lenders and micro-lenders receiving new funds for the fiscal year 2023 include:

To learn more about the program and apply for a loan, visit Commerce RI’s website.


Police Press Releases

Police Officer Recruitment

The Bristol Police Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

All applicants for the position of police officer must meet the following standards and requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age on or before appointment to a probationary police officer
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Shall have satisfactorily completed four years of accredited high school or the equivalent thereof.
  • If he/she has served in the armed forces of the United States or a foreign country, he/she shall have received a discharge therefrom under honorable conditions.
  • Must be of good moral character and habits and successfully passed a background investigation.
  • Must be in good health and meet physical, medical, and psychological requirements for entry into the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy.

Probationary Patrol Officer (year 1) $59,673.22.
Second Class Patrol Officer (year 2) $62,602.85.
First Class Patrol Officer (year 3) $70,771.41.

If you are interested in a rewarding career with the Bristol Police Department, applications may be obtained beginning Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by clicking here.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, February 3, 2023.

For an in-depth benefits package and requirements, please see the Applicant Handbook by clicking here.

The Town of Bristol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To view a printable version of this Police Officer Recruitment notice, please click here.