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Alayne White finds a new home, new focus in Bristol

Alayne White finds a new home, new focus in Bristol

Winter Storm Nemo proved difficult and stressful for most, including Alayne White. The storm blanketed Bristol in two feet of snow in early 2013. Shortly after, a deep cold set in and the pipes circulating around the Alayne White Spa, housed inside the Bristol Harbor Hotel, burst. “About 50 percent of my business was destroyed,

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Bristol Toyota is leaving town

Bristol Toyota, which has been a fixture at the intersections of Tupelo Streets and Metacom Avenue for decades, is moving its operations to Massachusetts. The move is necessary, said owner Ed Veader, to accommodate a larger customer base. Instead of serving just Bristol and Warren, Mr. Veader’s targeted market area now includes Somerset, Swansea and

Bristol Animal Control Officer Dyanne Gibree; Betty Brito, of the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter; State Rep. Ken Marshall; and State Rep. Ray Gallison. The legislators presented the animal shelter project with a $2,500 legislative grant Saturday night.

Friends’ generate $20K at rocking’ Mardi Gras Ball

The Linden Place Ballroom was aglow with bright purple, yellow and green lights Saturday night, welcoming animal lovers to “laissez les bons temps rouler” at the sixth annual Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter Mardi Gras Ball. Rockin’ Soul Horns Band’s big band beats energized the dance floor as the 110 in attendance partied into

Left to right, Melissa Gould, Sandy Meaders and Darcy DaCosta of Hugh Cole PTO team ‘Bee Dazzlers’ celebrate after spelling a word correctly.

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G to support Bristol Warren education

There’s no question that the school’s budget is tight, and teachers often feel the financial strain the most. Especially when trying to think outside the box to expose their students to new experiences. “Teachers are always supplementing, that’s the nature of a public school system,” said Melinda Thies, Superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School

A large portion of the property is wetlands, as depicted in orange. To build on that property would require an engineering study and approval by the Department of Environmental Management.

DeWolf Farm up for grabs at $7.7 million

If a builder is willing — and financially able — the Capt. John DeWolf Farm property is up for sale. Owned by Town Councilor Halsey Herreshoff and his family, the nearly 40-acre property, is listed with Gustave White Sotheby’s International, a Newport-based agency, for $7.7 million. The listing went public on Monday. “We’ve been working on

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Recycling: Every little bit counts

With the help of the town’s youngest of residents, Bristol may finally meet or surpass the state’s recycling mandate of 35-percent. The Bristol Recycling Committee rolled out its latest program last week, which captures all of Bristol-Warren schools’ recyclables. Beaming from ear to ear, committee chair Keith Maloney was joined by several town and school

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Men jump from car moments before it catches fire

Alan St. Vincent stared at the intersection of Thames and Constitution streets in disbelief. Before him was his 2000 Ford Focus, the front engine engulfed by flames. Firefighters responded to the scene just after 1 p.m. Monday, to put out the fire. “We were just coming down Constitution Street and we could smell smoke coming


Irene B. (Belmore) Holmes, 94, Bristol

Irene B. (Belmore) Holmes, 94  of 20 Elmwood Drive, Bristol, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at St. Clare – Newport. She was the wife of the late William B. Holmes. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Edward J. and Florence (Proulx) Belmore. She is survived by a

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Antonetta (Procaccini) Squatrito, 91, Bristol

Mrs. Antonetta (Procaccini) Squatrito, age 91 of 9 Dreadnaught Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Angelo Natale Squatrito, who preceded her in death in 1998. Born and raised in Providence, she was a

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A&R Marine OK to move forward with Island ferry service

A&R Marine has been given the OK to operate a ferry service from Prudence Island to Bristol. In a 79-page order released today, the RI Division of Public Utilities and Carriers granted A&R Marine’s request for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN). The company, operating as Bay Island Transport, filed their CPCN application

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