Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Westport Police: Assault with lizard food

Westport Police: Assault with lizard food

Saturday, Dec, 21 After receiving a 911 call for a domestic disturbance on Brookwood Road at 9:16 a.m., police arrested a 17-year-old girl on charges of assaulting a police officer and intimidating a witness. Police said that that after they arrived the young woman put something ‘dangerous’ in her mouth, then removed it and threw

Members of the FIRST LEGO League team, Robo Storm, pose with their presentation material for the disAPPster app in the Emergency Operations Center at the fire station Saturday. They are (from left) Seamus Sullivan, 13; Spencer Dellenbaugh, 12; Isaac Solly, 12; Christian McNeilly, 12; and Ruthie Wood, 13.

Portsmouth kids design ‘killer’ app for emergencies

PORTSMOUTH — A proposal for a smart phone app that would directly connect local residents with first responders and others during emergencies has drawn praise from the director of the town’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA). “I want it right now. Where can I buy it? That’s a killer app,” said John King following the presentation at


Bristol police logs: Come on out, kitty kitty

The following items are among the Bristol police log Dec. 23 – 30, 2013:   Monday, Dec. 23 A caller reported that a cable wire on Terrace Drive had been struck down by a large truck. Police were called to a home on Betsy Drive to keep the peace. Their son was allegedly disorderly. Donald


James A. Hayes, 81, Little Compton

James Anthony Hayes, 81, of Little Compton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Providence to Thomas Hayes and Johanna (Keohane) Hayes, both of County Cork, Ireland. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Kathleen.  He was the loving father of ten children, Maureen and her husband


State Police note additional patrols during New Year’s celebration period

SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police are once again stepping up patrols during the New Year’s holiday period, warning motorists not to drink and drive as they celebrate. “The Rhode Island State Police will be stepping up enforcement of driving while impaired, speeding, aggressive driving, texting while driving, seat belt, and child restraint laws. 

Potholes like this covered 800-foot long Cynthia Avenue from one end to the other. It took about two-and-a-half days of work by DPW crews to fill them in with trucks of gravel and a pay loader. Photo by Tom Killin Dalglish

Holiday repair comes to impassable Tiverton road

 TIVERTON — ‘Twas the day before Christmas at 7 a.m., when a pay loader, dump truck, and a handful of men, went to Cynthia Avenue to patch up some holes, with three-quarter inch gravel to make it a road, passable this winter by plows when it snows. After two-and-a-half days of work on the road,

Josh Lee, left, is presented with a Dustin Pedroia jersey to commemorate Jon Burke’s 50,000th lesson taught.

Bristol baseball coach hits 50,000 in 15 years

Fifteen years ago, some people told Jon Burke that his newly opened baseball training facility wouldn’t last six months. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Mr. Burke proved those naysayers wrong 50,000 times over. At 5:30 p.m., Josh Lee, a 15-year-old Bristol resident who attends Mt. Hope High School, arrived at East Bay Baseball Academy on Gooding

Robert G. Burch, 82, Tiverton

Robert G. Burch, 82, of Tiverton, died on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at home from congestive heart failure. He leaves his beloved wife of 57 years Ann (Sullivan) Burch and their three children, Robin Burch, Robert G. Burch II and Kevin Burch. He leaves five grandchildren, Erin A. Mantoosh, Gary A. Mantoosh II, Robert G.

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Letter: Visit soured by Sakonnet toll

To the editor: In September I was visiting my home state of R.I. and joined two other couples at the lovely Boathouse restaurant for a most enjoyable evening.  When we chose to go toward the Newport Bridge to pass through my former town of Bristol it necessitated going over the Sakonnet River.  Some mention was