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Race car driver still ‘critical’ after crash at Wing-N-It

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Wing-N-It restaurant smokehouse was left with a gaping hole after a drag race car crashed through it last Friday.

Four days after a freak accident in which Steven Elmslie crashed his dragster race car into the smokehouse of Wing-N-It restaurant, the driver remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital where he was taken for internal injuries he suffered in the crash. Those who know Mr. Elmslie describe him as “a great guy” and […]

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Dragster crashes into Wing-In-It smokehouse

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  News  /  7 Comments

A dragster race car accidentally careened out of control, striking an embankment (foreground) and becoming airborne before landing in the smokehouse of Wing-In-It restaurant. The car's driver, Steven Elmsly, remains hospitalized with unknown injuries.

A local racing enthusiast is at Rhode Island Hospital after he lost control of his dragster race car and crashed it into the smokehouse of Wing-In-It restaurant on Thursday evening. According to witnesses, Steven Elmslie, 51, of Bristol recently purchased a dragster race car and, at around 5:30 p.m., was working on it outside Elmco […]

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Fitness studio takes a harder edge to keep women street safe

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Megan Bucholz practices a self defense technique during a class at I Love Kickboxing on Gooding Avenue in Bristol.

For Stacey and Rob Howard, staying fit is a way of life. So is personal safety. Rob Howard — who holds a second-degree black belt in the martial arts mixed system style of Muay Thai, a style originating in Thailand, and Krav Maga, an Israeli style developed by that country’s military — and his wife, […]

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Bristol Council postpones provisional budget vote

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

The Bristol Town Council postponed taking a vote to adopt a provisional budget Monday, setting a tentative date for that action on Tuesday, April 29. After a week-long session of budget hearings during which the council discussed each department’s budget request with department heads, the missing piece in the budget analysis is property tax revenue, […]

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Making noise for Nancy

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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In her 45 years, Nancy Davis never looked to be the center of attention. Rather, she looked to focus her attention on helping others. “She was the silent giver. Never taking the stage for her good deeds,” said Michele Martins, Nancy’s friend and co-worker at Bristol Town Hall. When Nancy died unexpectedly on March 10, […]

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Unified Hawks beat Hendricken, remain undefeated

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Mt. Hope Unified Basketball player Jared Tweety plays defense against Barrington in a game last week.

The Mt. Hope Huskies unified basketball team continued its undefeated season, taking a 26-25 win in double-overtime over the Bishop Hendricken Hawks on Friday. The visiting Huskies held the Hawks to a 12-12 tie at the half, continuing the stalemate with a 20-all score at the end of regulation. Leading the offense for the Huskies, […]

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Court orders Warren to pay its $400K school district tab

By   /  April 5, 2014  /  News  /  24 Comments

Warren Town Council president Chris Stanley makes a point at a recent Joint Finance Committee meeting.

A Judge ordered the Town of Warren to pay the Bristol Warren Regional School District more than $400,000 after the town refused to fully fund the Joint Finance Committee’s approved budget last year. Superior Court Judge Luis Matos ordered Warren to pay $416,229, plus interest, after the town level-funded its contributions to schools for fiscal […]

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David Barboza Named Chief Marshal

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Breaking News, News  /  21 Comments

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Bristol Fourth of July Committee General Chairman Ray Lavey has named David Barboza to be chief marshal of the 229th celebration. For Mr. Lavey, the choice was easy. The two had become acquaintances over the past 12 years in their roles in town government and participating in various Fourth of July committees. “I looked for […]

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Residents, council ‘outraged’ by Bristol revaluation

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Bristol Town Council Chairwoman Mary Parella

After hearing that property values in Bristol have declined by 11 percent across the board, many property owners and Town Council members were taken by surprise when some homes jumped in value by 30 to 40 percent. “I’m not happy at all with the system,” said Frank Vieira, a resident of the Brookfield neighborhood where […]

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Warren balks at $54 million school funding plan

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  News  /  11 Comments

Warren Joint Finance Committee members (from left) Scott Lial, Chris Stanley and David Frerichs, ponder the school budget at last Thursday night's meeting.

The Joint Finance Committee narrowly approved a $54.28 million budget for the coming school year, a move that was less than the Bristol Warren Regional School District asked for, and much more than Warren officials say the town can afford. In the 5-4 vote, Bristol JFC representative Mary Parella joined the Warren contingency in its unanimous […]

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