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Business as usual at Sakonnet Vets after animal hospital sale

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Dr. William Condon and friend (Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital photo)

Sakonnet Veterinary Hospital founders and longtime owners Dr Kenneth E Rix and Dr. William E. Condon have sold the Tiverton animal hospital to VetCor Tiverton. Although the transaction took place August 14, life goes on as usual at the 1320 Main Road facility, Dr. Rix said Thursday. “There have been no changes in staff, everything […]

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No Fluke

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Evert and Margaret Baldwin of East Providence land a bluefish and striped bass on an umbrella rig with grandfather Jim Baldwin of Narragansett.

Galilee fishing tournament next weekend; offshore, bonito, striper fishing strong Win a charter trip or tackle shop gift certificates at the Galilee Fishing Tournament, from 5 p.m. September 6 through 2 p.m. September 8. Juniors fishing for bluefish, black sea bass, fluke, striped bass and scup can win trophies, as well as adults fishing for […]

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New Blue Trails open Bristol by water

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The popular Rhode Island Blueways network expands in the East Bay, giving both locals and tourists another way to play on the bay. Last Tuesday, on a pitch-perfect Rhode Island late-summer afternoon, a motley flotilla left the ramp at Independence Park in Bristol. After a brief debate over whether we would follow the harbor route […]

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Editorial: Let’s keep up the good work, Bristol

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

  Better together. That’s the motto of Mike Byrnes, co-chairman of Explore Bristol. The phrase is taken from a book by Robert Putnam, “Better Together: Restoring an American Community.” In it, Putnam highlights stories from across the country where civic leaders, business owners and everyday people are restoring their communities through social activism and working […]

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It’s a small revolution

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Imagine this. The government was inept in planning to maintain monies for a modicum of services. It decided to tax the residents for its mistakes. After a series of blunders it taxed something virtually everyone used every day. The citizens thought this latest episode of nickeling and dimeing them to death was the last straw. […]

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Warren man spits at officers during DUI arrest

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Monday, Aug. 19 Police received a report that a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was stolen from a Water Street residence where the owner was staying. Tuesday, Aug. 20 A police officer working a detail observed a car traveling south on Metacom Avenue at 5:34 a.m. and driving erratically. The officer attempted to flag the driver […]

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Artists on display for monthly ART Night

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

Art Night

August’s ART Night is tonight, from 5 – 9 p.m. Five studios will be open to the public for an up-close look at where the artists’ work is created. ART Night takes place in Bristol and Warren on the last Thursday of every month from April to October. A free trolley service runs between venues in […]

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Bristol Warren welcomes more than 3,400 students back to school

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Students filed into Rockwell Elementary School Wednesday for their first day.

Nervous. Overwhelmed. Anxious. They’re the first-day-of-school jitters, and Lisa Davis had them. Walking the expansive hallways of Kickemuit Middle School, she wasn’t sure she’d remember where her classroom was. But once that bell ran, signaling the start of the 2013-2014 school year, she began to relax, just a little. “The best advice I’ve been given […]

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Study says Warren is shrinking

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Warren’s population is expected to drop steadily and substantially over the next three decades, a new state study concludes. The study of population trends prepared by the Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program concludes that Warren’s population will decline by nearly 15 percent over the next 27 years, dropping from the 10,611 counted in the 2010 […]

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Alta Luna unveils new show in Bristol

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Alta Luna Gallery presents the work of featured artists Linda DiFrenna and John Irwin, from August 20 through September 20, with always extraordinary local and regional fine art & crafts in all media. Public ART Night opening on Thursday, August 29 from 6-9 p.m. Above, John Irwin’s “Westport Point.” WHERE: Alta Luna Gallery, 297 Hope Street, 2nd floor, Bristol WHEN: 6-9 p.m; […]

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