Author Archives: Christy Nadalin

Bristol resident Marisa Bellis with Scrimmage and Velcro

Coyotes at home in Bristol neighborhood

Coyotes at home in Bristol neighborhood

Marisa Bellis of Bristol will remember one beautiful late summer day in September 2013 as among the worst of her life. That was the day she woke to her mother’s panicked voice telling her that Velcro, her young schnoodle (part schnauzer, part poodle), had been taken by coyotes. Marisa and her husband Michael tore out


Looking Up: Lots to see in October’s night sky

October is going to be a busy month for skywatchers, with a total lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse, and a near-miss for our friends on Mars all in the offing. Total lunar eclipse Wednesday, Oct. 8   The moon will pass to the north of the center of the shadow, with totality lasting one

Members of the Tinker|Bristol steering committee, (front row, l to r) Andrea Rounds, Fran Chaves, Gina Macdonald, Garry Holmstrom, (back, l to r) Halsey Herreshoff, and Todd Thomas.

Sparking the industrial re-revolution

A group of local visionaries is hatching a plan to reinvigorate Bristol’s great local manufacturing tradition. Meeting in a bright, airy loft space on the Herreshoff property, the epicenter of Bristol’s historic manufacturing tradition, the steering committee behind Tinker|Bristol is busy conceptualizing a plan that, if successful, could not only reenergize innovation and entrepreneurship in

Child Opportunity Zone staffers Vanessa Ferreira (left) and Ginny DePasquale in the garden they helped cultivate at the Hugh Cole Elementary School in Warren.

Bountiful harvest

Warren elementary school garden teaches lessons from soil science and biology to altruism, empathy, and the culinary arts. Hugh Cole elementary school is not the first local school to have a garden — though it may be among the few to have one thrive over a long summer vacation, thanks to the dedication of Child


Labor daytripping

It’s one of our favorite excuses: the East Bay is not a place to leave on a summer weekend. After all, people come here to vacation. Still, it’s a great big world out there and there’s a lot to see, especially this weekend, with events happening all across the state and and a couple of