The injured cormorant waits on the top step as a firefighter opens the door. Brian Eliason photo.

Hurt cormorant seeks rescuers’ help

  By Bruce Burdett TIVERTON — A fishhook lodged in its wing and possibly unable to fly, a cormorant did the logical thing Saturday afternoon. It set out in search of help. Perhaps from Nonquit Pond, at a half mile away the closest big body of water, the cormorant headed inland on a route that

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Bristol’s State Street tie-ups remain private

The owner of Thames Street Landing will retain ownership of the tie-up wall on the north side of the State Street Channel but will share maintenance costs and rental revenue with Bristol, according to an agreement between the owner and the town. Ownership of the wall has been in dispute for years, dating back to

Participants in the training exercise inspect the Boston Med Flight helicopter at Roger Williams University’s Baypoint Residence Hall on Anthony Road in Portsmouth Wednesday.

Portsmouth firefighters host air medical training

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department hosted a air medical training event Wednesday with the goal of cutting down response times for rescue situations. The training program was provided free of charge by Boston Med Flight at Roger Williams University’s Baypoint Residence Hall to more than 40 EMTs, firefighters and police officers from around the region.

Vegetation growing along the Creamer Dam has interferred with inspections, contributing to an "unsafe" classification.
Photo by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

Tiverton dam deemed threat to those downhill

Owners of the 28 lots in Tiverton’s Daniel Church Estates subdivision just got saddled with a big responsibility — caring for a dam that the state considers a “high hazard” and “unsafe.” After a July 21 special Town Council meeting in the high school auditorium, the owners found themselves on the hook to repair and


Bristol Arrest Log: DUI, Domestic

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Raymond J. Dubord, 63, of 50 Munrow Ave., Bristol, was arrested on an East Providence warrant when he turned himself into Bristol Police headquarters. Mr. Dubord, a convicted child molester, was charged with child assault after allegedly touching a 10-year-old girl inappropriately at a health

The Portsmouth High School new turf field and track as it appeared Monday. The track still needs to be striped for its running lanes. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth, RWU mull sharing of athletic facilities

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School needs a place for its swim team to practice and compete, while Roger Williams University (RWU) covets a track and field facility that’s up to NCAA standards. Ongoing discussions between the two entities could lead to an agreement that would help both schools without costing taxpayers anything. According to School

Waves kick-up and splash Christina Wilkes (mid-right) and Georgina Corbett (right) during a sailing lesson in Bristol harbor  on Monday evening.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Women trade ‘mother’ ship for sailing experience

As a southerly wind whipped a good 12 miles per hour across Bristol Harbor, a dozen women gathered on the deck at Bristol Yacht Club Monday evening discussed how to decelerate their vessel when the force of Mother Nature had other ideas and other finer points of sailing. It’s a typical Monday for the women,


Carlo Longo, 93, Barrington

Carlo Longo, 93, of Barrington, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (DeStefano) Longo to whom he was married for 68 years. Born in Panni, Foggia, Italy on Dec. 26, 1920, he was the son of the late Donato and Anna


Jodi "Hollywood" Davock lets a long pass fly. Photos by Tim Marshall

Alum clash on gridiron for fun, Huskies’ sports

The Bristol Warren Gridiron Club hosted the first of its semi-annual alumni games on Saturday, July 26, pitting teams from the former Warren and Bristol High Schools against each other in an event to help raise money for those playing on Mt. Hope’s gridiron. Event organizer Mark Rynhard said Saturday’s event was “the best event

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3 Doors Down, Boz Scaggs in Newport this week

3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement and Boz Scaggs – The Memphis Tour will both be headlining the Newport Summer Concert series this week; 3 Doors Down on Friday, August 1 and Boz Scaggs (pictured) on Wednesday, August 6. Tickets are still available! WHERE: Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Blvd, Newport WHEN:


Churchyard’s rocket ship: Exploration, not aggression

To the editor: Several days ago I received an anonymous message on my answering machine regarding the large model rocket ship on the front lawn of the church.  The caller stated that, given the state of affairs in which we find the world and the number of rockets that are pointed at and fired at