Monthly Archives: April 2014

Katie Silva stars as Timoune in the Bristol Community Theater Company's production of "Once on This Island," with "The Gods" from right, Jessica Gates, Kay Ferrucci and Tom Santos. 

For the Bristol Theater Company, an island awaits on Reynolds’ stage

For the Bristol Theater Company, an island awaits on Reynolds’ stage

In a tale that demonstrates how love can transcend social barriers, the Bristol Theater Company is finishing up their rehearsals for “Once on This Island,” a one-act musical written by Lynn Ahrens. The production is directed by Bruce Lackey, a 41-year veteran in community theater, and is the first for him as a member of

Members of the state champion Barrington Middle School Science Olympiad team pose for a photo.

Barrington students headed to Science Olympiad nationals

There is a price to pay for a state championship. For the Barrington Middle School Science Olympiad team the price was measured in hours or days … or maybe even months. That is the amount of time the group of 17 middle school students and their advisor, Razzmatazz cluster teacher Becky Ferry, dedicated to practicing


‘Back to basics’ for Portsmouth economic panel

PORTSMOUTH — A revitalized town panel’s ideas for bringing in new business here include attracting a big-name hotel, consideration of an entertainment or sports facility located at the former landfill and creating an entity like Shelburne Farm in Vermont. The bold ideas came out of the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee’s (PDEC) annual report presented to the

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Fr. Edward Patrick Dolan, 80, Bristol

Fr. Edward Patrick Dolan SSC, 80, of The Society of St. Columban residence in Bristol, passed away on April 22. Born in Derry, Donemana, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he was the son of the late Edward and Beatrice (Fadden) Dolan. He was educated at Killenagh Primary School, Donemana, Strabane and St Columb’s College, Derry. He

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Ines Ascencao Castro, 85, Bristol

Ines Ascencao (Camara) Castro, 85, of Franklin Court passed away on April 25. She was the wife of the late Noe Sousa Castro. Born in Porto Santo, Madeira Islands, Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Germano and Olimpia (Melin) Camara. She was the mother of Ligia Mendonca of Bristol, Jorge Castro of Warren

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Lydia Almeida, 86, Bristol

Lydia (Sousa) Almeida, 86, of Wood Street, passed away on April 19. She was the wife of the late Dennis Almeida. Born in Relva, St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria dos Anjos (Sousa) Martins. She is survived by her daughters Natalie Taylor and Geri (Joseph) Pirri, both of

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Theresa Anne Perry, 78, Bristol

Theresa Anne (Velleca) Perry, 78, of Fox Hill Avenue, passed away on April 14.  She was the wife of Frank Perry Jr. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia (DeFelice) Velleca. She was the mother of Susan Warszawski of Jamestown and Patricia Brunelle of Charlotte NC; grandmother of


Hundreds flock to Warren for preservation conference

Times might be tough in Warren, but all that is good about the town was on display Saturday. Hundreds of visitors came to town for the 29th annual Statewide Preservation Conference, flooding Warren’s soggy streets, filling its historic homes and churches and shops, and spilling over well past the conference’s 6 p.m. close, leading to

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Kathleen Poirier, 58, Bristol

Kathleen M. (Condon) Poirier, 58, of Bristol, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Paul E. Poirier. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late William and Marie (Malone) Condon of Barrington. She lived in Bristol for more than 30 years. Kathy attended Our Lady of Fatima High

Lorraine Wilson, 84, Bristol

Mrs. Lorraine (Burke) Wilson, 84, of 150 Franklin St., Bristol, died Friday, April 25, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Dean Wilson, who preceded her in death in 1988. Born in Fall River, MA and a lifelong resident of Bristol, she