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Posted on: March 31, 2020

How RI Businesses and Shoppers Handle COVID-19, CommerceRI

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On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, CommerceRI published a newsletter with useful information for businesses and shoppers.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Town Update for March 17, 2020

Updated Town of Bristol Color Seal

As the Town of Bristol continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 concerns, the Town would like to provide residents with several important updates:

  • On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Town of Bristol created a COVID-19 Volunteer Application Form. Community ...
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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Town Administrator Contente Provides Update on COVID-19 Response in Bristol

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March 16, 2020 

 

Dear Residents of Bristol, 

Today, I want to share with you the latest information on COVID-19, and give you an update on our local efforts. 

Earlier this afternoon, Governor Gina Raimondo signed an execut...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Bristol Town Offices Closed to the Public

Bristol Town Hall Founded 1680 Entrance Sign by Rick Giannini

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all Town offices will be closed to the public until further notice. For the health and safety of municipal staff and community members, the Town of Bristol is asking all residents to conduct their business with the Town t...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR CONTENTE DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BRISTOL

State of Emergency - Bristol, RI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2020 11:30PM

Contact:  

Chris Vitale, Economic Development Coordinator | (401) 253-7000 

Michael DeMello, Fire Chief / Emergency Management Director | (401) 253-6912 

BRISTO...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR CONTENTE IMPLEMENTS PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO REDUCE POTENTIAL SPREAD OF COVID-19

COVID-19 Response Meeting

Friday March 13th , 2020 - 3:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bristol, R.I – The Town of Bristol has been monitoring and responding to the developments associated with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In response to the latest directives from Govern...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

State Board of Elections Offers Vote-by-Mail Option

Vote By Mail

In light of the Corona virus (COVID-19) situation and the concern for everyone’ safety, State officials have moved the date of the Presidential Preference Primary  (from April 28) to June 2, 2020.  The Bristol Board of Canvasse...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Automated Trash Bin Distribution Begins

Bristol Blue Bin

On March 2nd, 2020, the Town of Bristol began distributing trash and recycling containers directly to doors. Every Bristol residence will receive 1 of each 65-gallon container - Blue for Recycling and Green for Trash.

The automated collection will begin th...

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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Update: March 9th, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has released new guidance in an effort to prevent and respond to the international outbreak of coronavirus. The full press released can be viewed here.

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The Town of Bristol i...

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Town of Bristol News
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

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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Town of Bristol News
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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Town of Bristol News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

RIDOT Releases Fact Sheet on Silver Creek Project

Bristol Silver Creek Bridge Aerial

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

RIDOT Bristol Logos

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

BCWA Building

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

Stony Hedge

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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Town of Bristol News
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

Updated Town of Bristol Color Seal

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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Town of Bristol News