Author Archives: Eric Dickervitz

Huskies running back Aiden Silva attempts to round the corner during Mt. Hope's injury fund game against Rogers High School last week. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Huskies football battles inexperience, injuries as season opens

Huskies football battles inexperience, injuries as season opens

A “very inexperienced” Mt. Hope football team will have its work cut out for it when the team opens the regular season Saturday against Woonsocket High School, last year’s top team in Division IIA. The young team is trying to establish its identity, something that became more difficult after losing a couple key players during

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, left, and Bristol Town Clerk Louis Cirillo, help guide Mt. Hope High School students as they fill out voter registration forms on Monday.

Secretary of State urges students to make voices heard

Wearing his Huskies purple shirt, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis visited Mt. Hope High School Monday on a mission to get students to make their voices heard. “A lot of elected officials are not paying attention to your age group,” Mr. Mollis told the assembled students. “The only way to get (their) attention is

Rain water sweeps across Chestnut Street and rushes through St. Mary’s cemetery eroding the earth at the foot of head stones and washing away flowers and flags in this file photo.

Bristol seeks public’s help to minimize disaster impacts

As Bristol begins to update its five-year Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Community Development department is seeking the public’s help to identify areas most affected by storms to prioritize trouble spots and work to lessen those impacts. While the mitigation plan is vital to the health and welfare of the community, it is also a


Bristol-Warren teachers gets raises with new deal

In an 8 to 1 vote, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee approved a teachers’ contract for the next three years, a contract that will add a little more than $1 million to the district’s personnel expenses, about $350,000 each year. “We knew they worked hard and we knew they deserved a pay raise,” committee member Karen

Bristol Town Councilman Timothy Sweeney

Bristol democrats endorse once blackballed candidate

In a change of heart, the Bristol Democratic Town Committee endorsed incumbent candidate Timothy Sweeney for Town Council in Tuesday’s primary election. After winning a seat in the 2012 election, Mr. Sweeney was shortly thereafter shunned by his party. “He’s more in line with the Democratic party platform,” said Bristol Democratic Town Committee Chairman John


Town pulls out the stops to ease Hope Street traffic

Traffic congestion may soon find a little relief in downtown Bristol as the Rhode Island Transit Authority and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation agreed to Bristol’s request to remove some of the bus stops posted in the congested downtown area. The abundance of bus stops along the two mile stretch between Washington Street and