Monthly Archives: November 2013


Bristol readies for Grand Illumination tomorrow

Bristol readies for Grand Illumination tomorrow

The Bristol Christmas Festival Committee has a full slate of holiday activities this December to celebrate Christmas. Mark your calendars for the following: Sunday, Dec. 1 Start your Sunday off with Breakfast with Santa at Mt. Hope High School, from 8 – 11 a.m. Pictures with the Jolly Old Elf will follow, from 9 –


Author John Passante at Barrington Books

Barrington Books is proud to host author, business executive, and Barrington resident John Passante from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Mr. Passante’s new book “The Human Side, High-Touch Leadership in a High-Tech World” challenges readers to look at the human side of leadership, in light of the unprecedented information age, where technology can sometimes isolate employees


Police believe they’ve found missing East Providence officer’s gun

EAST PROVIDENCE — Law enforcement personnel believe they have found the missing weapon stolen from an East Providence Police officer two weeks ago. The gun, a city-issued 45-caliber gun Glock21 model service weapon, was stolen over two weeks ago by a person known to the officer. East Providence, Cranston and State Police have been actively

Making the most of the offseason

Even though memories of the joyous 2013 baseball season burn bright, the truly fanatic baseball fans among us have already started think about the next season – the offseason – and all the excitement that it brings. The offseason officially opens with a variety of awards, continues with blockbuster trades and ends only when pitchers

The squid are in: Greg Vespe of Warren with a jumbo squid he caught last week in the Newport area. Squid are most commonly caught at night as they are attracted to the lights from docks, wharfs and vessels.

Rule changes reflect Fisheries Commission findings

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is responsible for many of our recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Rhode Island. The Commission has served as a deliberative body of the Atlantic coastal states, coordinating the conservation and management of 25 highly migratory nearshore species. The fifteen states that formed the

Keep your eyes out for praying mantis seed cases like this one, stuck to an aster stem.

Dormancy: a beautiful excuse for a rest

      I sometimes have trouble finding the beauty in dormant plants and it feels like sacrilege to admit that. After all, I’m a born and bred Rhode Islander who, no matter how much I dream about the Caribbean and surround myself with tropical houseplants, cannot actually imagine living in a climate of perpetual summer.

Local city investment boards don’t have a clue

Earlier this month, Eyewitness News did an investigative study spearheaded by Tim White and Ted Nesi. The reporters focused on locally-managed pension funds and their rates of return and fees. In all, 24 municipalities manage plans for municipal workers, and the results of this investigation show that many investment boards don’t have a clue as


Connecting Cultures Through Stories

Join renowned storyteller Len Cabral for a free performance sponsored by Roger Williams University and ART Night Bristol/Warren. Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976. A great-grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from

A waist-high granite post erected by the Coastal Resource Management Council in 1991, denotes that portion of Clipper Way as a public right-of-way. Richard Silver constructed a stone wall around the road.

Couple files $1.26 million claim against Town of Bristol

Attorneys representing a Bristol couple have filed a $1.26 million presentment letter against the Town of Bristol, stating that the couple’s Constitutional rights were violated during a five-year long court battle over property rights. The letter, presented to Town Council members last Wednesday by William A. Dorry of Shapiro, Dorry, Masterson, claims that actions by

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