Author Archives: Christine O'Connor

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

Coggeshall Farm gets $150K donation for barn

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

Twenty-five students at Mt. Hope High School will be performing at the All-State Concert March 23.

Mt. Hope musicians headed to All-State Concert

A number of Mt. Hope High School students were recently selected to participate in the Rhode Island Music Educators’ Association All-State Concert at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium on March 23. Following is a list of the students headed to the concert: Junior Band Samuell Campanella, trumpet, grade nine; Emily Cupolo, flute, grade nine; Morgan Kane, mallets/percussion,


Preserving the boat-building craft at Herreshoff

When Christmas came around, Gaetano McGovern didn’t want Santa to bring him cars, trucks and other typical toys sought after by a 9-year-old. This Warren boy wanted craftsman tools, all kinds. “I’m really interested in construction,” Gaetano said. Gaetano’s love of wood-working was cultivated in a little-known boat building program for middle school students offered

This home at 458 Poppasquash Road just sold for $5.25 million, the most expensive in Bristol's history.

Sold: Bristol’s $5.25 million view

A high-end home at the end of Poppasquash Road may be the most expensive house sold in Bristol, ever. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home at 458 Poppasquash Road sold for $5,250,000. The sale is the second-most expensive in Rhode Island this year, and the most expensive sale ever recorded in Bristol, according to the Multiple


Frank Massa, age 88, Bristol

Frank Massa, age 88, of 160 Franklin St., and formerly of Prospect Street, Bristol, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Newport Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Theresa V. (Vollaro) Massa. Born and raised in Providence, he was a son of the late Fioravante and Rosa (Marrone) Massa. 

Sardinha, Mary

Mary C. (Almeida) Sardinha, 87, Bristol

Mary C. (Almeida) Sardinha, 87 of Low Lane, passed away Feb. 16, 2014 at Silver Creek Manor.  She was the wife of the late Louis G. Sardinha. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late John and Herminia (Sousa) Almeida. Mary is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Cehelsky of Fla., and Dolores Howard

Virginia B. Kinder, 92, Bristol

Virginia B. Kinder, age 92, of Poppasquash Road, Bristol, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. She was the wife of the late Ralph Kinder. Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late Raymond S. and Alice A. (Dixon) Brightman. Virginia worked with her husband at the former


Paul G. Bullock, Bristol

Paul G. Bullock crossed over at Sturdy Memorial Hospital on Feb. 18, 2014. He was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Harry H. Bullock Sr., and Pauline Sylvester Bullock. He was raised and educated in Bristol, and graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1949. Paul was the husband of Harriett Mulligan Bullock.