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Trash or Treasure?

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

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Art Pottery and a Cast Iron “Fala” Q. I inherited a piece of art pottery that is stamped “Grueby” and I have been told it is valuable. Can you tell me a little about this company and what it is worth? It is eight inches high and four inches wide at its base. I have […]

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Brayton Point power plant protest leads to 45 arrests

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Business, Government & Politics, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

Half way down the road to power pant, protesters carry signs, with red-shirted arrest volunteers in lead, marshals wearing yellow.

SOMERSET —   Carrying hand-made banners and models of wind turbines and solar panels, an estimated 350 protesters — some from Westport and Little Compton — marched here on Sunday from a local playground to the Brayton Point Power Station, calling on Governor Deval Patrick, to shut the facility down. For the hour they walked […]

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No Fluke

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Fluke (summer flounder) fishing good. Peter and Holly Sousa landed summer fluke to 21” while fishing off Dutch Island and Jamestown last Sunday night.

Fish need to breathe too Dr. Chris Deacutis of the University of Rhode Island sent me an email this week. Dr. Deacutis and his team have measured temperature, nutrient and oxygen levels in Narragansett Bay for years. Oxygen levels in the lower part of the water column in the west passage of Narragansett Bay are […]

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‘Odd Couple’ concludes Lemmon matinee series

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Join librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz for the final installment of  “A Slice of Lemmon”, his summer matinee movie series celebrating the comedic side of actor Jack Lemmon. “The Odd Couple”, the 1968 film adaptation of Neil Simon’s hit Broadway play, closes out the series. The movie centers around two friends, one divorced, the […]

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Race is a pigment of our imagination

By   /  July 31, 2013  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Last week I wrote a column that raised the “race” word: to what extent were the respective races of the attacker and the attacked a factor in the George Zimmerman verdict? I almost hated to write that column. Discussing “race” is a pretension that such an objective reality exists. It does not. There is no […]

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Saul Ricklin, 93, Bristol

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  1 Comment

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Saul Ricklin 93, son of Isaac and Rose (Brodozky), husband for 65 year of the predeceased Lois (Webster), brother of Lillian (deceased) and Joseph (deceased), died on July 29, 2013. Saul leaves behind children Donald and wife, Leona; Leslie and husband, Jeff Wells; Ethan and wife, Susan; and Roger and wife, Donna; grandchildren Ruby Wells […]

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Beauty and the Beast, Jr., ready for the stage

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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For Richard Bento, who has been the resident director of the Bristol Theatre Company for about the past 18 months, it has been gratifying to see a show with an ensemble cast of some 60 young actors come together as well as this one has. A corporate trainer for Not Your Average Joe’s restaurants by […]

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Bristol police seek public input for re-accreditation

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  News  /  1 Comment

All aspects of the Bristol Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services will be under review by a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. The review is part of a re-accreditation process with the commission, of which participation is completely voluntary. The review will examine […]

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Portsmouth police break up teen party on beach

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth police log. Thursday, July 18 Charles V. Parker, 25, of 231 Maple Ave, Apt. 901, Newport, was charged with violating a no-contact order after the car in which he was a passenger was pulled over for speeding on Bristol Ferry Road near Cherokee Drive around 9:35 […]

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Little Compton antiques festival & preview party

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Enjoy the gorgeous setting of Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards, 162 West Main Road, Little Compton, while perusing antiques from more than 50 dealers from around New England. The two-day event begins with an exclusive Preview Party on Friday, August 2 from 6-8 p.m., including food, music, wine and early buying privileges. At the Festival on Saturday, […]

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