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Tiverton Police: Coyotes, fisher cat, raccoons …

Monday, Dec. 22 Its trailer flipped but the truck cab remained upright in an 8:56 a.m. accident on Lake Road. There were no injuries by power was knocked out in the area. Leonard M. Oliveira, 48, of Fall River, was charged with domestic simple assault at 9:06 a.m. Pamela A. Levakis, 52, of 173 Russell


Penguin Plunge in Tiverton

The Tiverton Yacht Club will sponsor its Fourth Annual Penguin Plunge at Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton this New Year’s Day.  Bring New Year’s hats, party paraphernalia and, if you dare to take the plunge, a towel and a bathing suit. Hot coffee available courtesy of Coastal Roasters. Donations will benefit the new library building. Pledge forms

Richard M. Almeida, 75, retired Bristol officer

Richard M. Almeida, 75, died surrounded by family at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Mass. Beloved husband for more than 36 years of Elizabeth F. Almeida, he is survived by her; his sister Eileen Correira; brother Claude Almeida (Barbara); son Richard Almeida; step-children Dawn Adiletta (Joseph), Brad Castiglia (Roberta), and Lynn Castiglia; as well

Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats owner Mike Fiore died in August after flipping his racing boat while traveling 179 mph.

Bristol Year in Review: Crime, tragedy, new beginnings

There were dramatic crashes and dramatic rescues. New businesses moved into town while others closed up shop. There were salacious crimes, and a change in the town’s political landscape. The stories that captured Bristol readers in 2014 ran the gamut from the tragic to the uplifting to the controversial. Unfortunately, the passing of Bristol residents

Sullivan seeks return to Selectmen

R. Michael Sullivan has announced his bid for reelection to the Board of Selectman. Mr. Sullivan was elected in 2012 and currently serves as the board’s clerk.  His duties also include acting at the board’s liaison to the School Committee, Council on Aging, Budget Advisory Group, Tax Incentive Committee, Energy Committee and ADA Transition Committee. 

Edith L. Travers, 99, Westport

Edith L. (Desjardins) Travers, 99, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph Travers, Jr. Born in Westport, a daughter of the late Napoleon and Esther (Babcock) Desjardins, she was a lifelong resident of the town. Mrs. Travers enjoyed spending time with her family

 A 1906 illustration of shore birds by Chester Ree.

Club to look at the art of birding

The Paskamansett Bird Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at the Allens Neck Friends Meetinghouse, 739 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth. Julianne Mehegan will speak about the Art of Field Guides, illustrating her talk with slides as well as actual copies of current and historical field guides to birds. Birders have come to rely