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Ursillo reappointed as town solicitor

The Bristol Town Council settled some unfinished business from its reorganizational meeting by reappointing the firm of Ursillo, Teitz and Richt Ltd. as the town’s solicitor for the next two years. The council reappointed the firm Dec. 17 after interviewing Michael Ursillo, a partner in the firm, which has held the solicitor position in Bristol

Tiverton Glen process mired in comp plan change debate

Durfee: Meeting between developer executives, town officials  smacked of ‘back room’ dealing     TIVERTON — Residents are going to have to wait at least another month for the planning board’s recommendation regarding the massive Tiverton Glen (formerly Tiverton Crossings) mixed use development project. Around 50 citizens gathered in Tiverton High School last Thursday for

Barrington firefighters pose with some of the items they donated to Operation Strike The Box.

Barrington firefighters donate items to homeless children

Barrington firefighters piled up some toys, socks and some winter gloves as they participated in Operation Strike The Box. The initiative was the brainchild of North Smithfield Dispatcher Dan Desmarais. After learning of the number of homeless children in Rhode Island — about 1,800 — he challenged fire departments around the state to “strike the box”

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Ursillo reappointed as town solicitor

The Bristol Town Council settled some unfinished business from its reorganizational meeting by reappointing the firm of Ursillo, Teitz and Richt Ltd. as the town’s solicitor for the next two years. The council reappointed the firm Dec. 17 after interviewing Michael Ursillo, a partner in the firm, which has held the solicitor position in Bristol

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Bristol arrests: Man arrested twice in 24 hours

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Thomas J. Mulgrew, 19, of 81 Adams Center, Northbridge, Mass., was charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and larceny at Roger Williams University at 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Bob Angell, 30, of 464 Gardner Road, North Kingstown, was arrested on

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East Providence’s Riverside Middle School announces first quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — Dr. Cheri Guerra, Principal, and Mr. Gregory McCarthy, Assistant Principal of Riverside Middle School have announced the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 term. Honors are as follows: FIRST HONORS (All As) Grade 6:  Mollie Amaral, Kyleigh Anderson, Aileen Charron, Anna Coelho, Carly Corbett, Ashley Dias,Patrick Harrison, Darien Kane,

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Campaign aims to ‘Keep Old Glory flying’

It is fitting that “America’s most patriotic town” should be home to possibly the tallest flagpole in Rhode Island. Unfortunately, instead of lofting the stars and stripes high above Bristol, the pole has been laying on the docks at the Herreshoff Marine Museum for more than a year. The 107-foot-tall wooden flagpole that flies a

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Obituaries

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Carol Ann Sinclair, 74, Bristol

Carol Ann Sinclair, 74, of Francis St., Bristol, R.I., died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. She was the wife of the late Gordon Scott Sinclair, Sr. Born in Fall River, Mass. on Dec. 3, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Karlton F. and Beatrice (Seabury)

Sports

Sam Somera (left) and Mars Bishop are shown during an outdoor race last year.

Barrington boys break records at track meet

Barrington had a pair of record-breaking performances at the RITCA Invitational in Providence last week, as Adam Kelly set a new school and facility record in the weight throw and the Eagles’ 4×800 relay team of Mars Bishop, Lucas Bledsoe, Gerald Guerrieri, and Sam Somera clocked a record-breaking time. Kelly had a throw of 80

Things to Do

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Vineyard offers Friday evening classes, Saturday evening fun

Starting in January, Westport River Vineyards opens it  doors for Friday evening wine classes and free Saturday evening fun events. “We think it’s the perfect way to counter the winter doldrums,” the Vineyard said. Participation in the Friday classes costs $10 for the vineyard’s wine club members and $20 for everyone else. Call 508-636-3423 ext.

Opinion

Tiverton businesses choked by restrictive zoning

To the editor: For the past two decades I’ve watched our town’s business climate remain stagnant. Some of the problem is the tax climate, since we are not a competitive state. Many large manufacturers have left Rhose Island and that’s why we never seem to be able to get our unemployment rate down. We can’t

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