Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jean Marszalek, right, gets a hug from friend Joan Crowley.

Bristolian slows down to celebrate milestone birthday

Bristolian slows down to celebrate milestone birthday

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Jean (Pagano) Marszalek sat among 25 friends and neighbors from her North Farm community who threw a party at Redlefsen’s restaurant in her honor. “This is my third party,” she said. “I have another on Thursday, then three more. Don’t forget, I’m a hundred.” But, she said, she doesn’t consider herself

The fair will feature traditional games and competitions for all ages.

Coggeshall Farm gets $150K donation for barn

Thanks to $150,000 in matching funding from Bristol Marine and its owners Andy Tyska and Gerry Lenfest, Coggeshall Farm Museum is one step closer to erecting a new barn on its 48-acre property. The barn is a critical building block for the Farm’s future, said Jon Larason, executive director of the farm. It will give

Aerial image shows Narrow Avenue dividing into three sections where it meets Sodom Road mid-curve.

Change coming to ‘strange’ Sodom/Narrow Ave. junction

  The intersection where Narrow Avenue meets Sodom Road has at least three strikes against it. • Inexplicably, Narrow Avenue divides into three sections at the last minute where it meets Sodom. • Narrow Avenue arrives at Sodom Road right in the middle of a big, nearly blind curve. • Signs might help ease the

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Council hears suggestion to drop East Providence’s tangible tax rate

EAST PROVIDENCE — The interests of local businesses and the overall economic development in East Providence converged a bit Wednesday night, Feb. 26, during a special City Council session. Phil Tirrell, the well-known area realtor speaking on behalf of the East Providence Chamber of Commerce, asked the Council to delve into the possibility of decreasing

“What Goes Around,” a sculpture by Jerold Ehrlich.  His work is constructed from the detritus of construction sites.

Bristol Art Museum to hold first exhibit in its new home

“Fleeting Perspectives & Expanding Boundaries” features three artists. The Bristol Art Museum presents “Fleeting Perspectives & Expanding Boundaries,” the first exhibit in its new home, from Feb. 28 to April 13. On view in the Livingston Gallery is work by sculptor Jerold Ehrlich and painter/printmaker Michael Rich. In the Brick Gallery is interdisciplinary work by


Little Ugly with James Maple, Zach Schmidt

Little Ugly is the offspring of chief songwriter/singer/acoustic guitarist Michael Day and his collaboration with percussionist Nick Dickinson and violinist/vocalist Kaia Pazdersky. Delightfully unconventional at every melodious interchange, these three musicians have created a live experience that is a valuable reminder of how music can captivate our minds, as well as move our feet. Sharing