Author Archives: Eric Dickervitz

Mt. Hope High School

Rumors fuel false shooting scare at Mt. Hope

Rumors fuel false shooting scare at Mt. Hope

As students were preparing to cheer on the Huskies’ football team ahead the annual Thanksgiving Day game, police were called to school after reports a former student was planning to shoot up the pep rally. Fortunately, the rumors proved to be false. The concern began after a student told a dean of students that rumors


Bristol to TINKER with incubator space

Innovative people who “make things” will soon have a place in town for their entrepreneurial dreams to be born. The Bristol Town Council approved TINKER Bristol’s plans to open a manufacturing incubator and “maker space” that will provide workspace and tools for creative people to create. “Makers from all disciplines,” will have access to the

Bristol Toyota plans to vacate its Metacom Avenue location next year, taking its business and 30 employees to Massachusetts.

Businesses take flight, but departures hurt Bristol

Economic development in Bristol was a key initiative for many, if not all, candidates in this year’s election. But while the campaign promises were being made, two of the town’s major businesses slipped away, leaving a gap in the economic health of the town. In the summer of 2015, the town will lose Bristol Toyota,


‘Buy Local RI’ urges shoppers to support community

Local business owners are urging shoppers to forego the big box stores in favor of small, community-owned stores for the good of local business and the community. A small but enthusiastic crowd of small business supporters turned out on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, to kick off “Buy Local RI,” a statewide campaign designed to encourage holiday

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On Thanksgiving, Huskies’ heart looks to beat Eagles’ strength

It’s been eight years since the Mt. Hope Huskies notched a win against Thanksgiving Day football rivals, the Barrington Eagles. It’s also been eight years since T.J. DelSanto has been Mt. Hope’s head coach. In 2012, when the Huskies last hosted the Eagles on Thanksgiving Day, the home team came within a touchdown of victory.


Molestation victims describe Jesse Perry’s alleged abuse

After spending nearly two years behind bars, accused child molester and former Bristol resident Jesse Perry began the first of two Superior Court trials Thursday, Nov. 20. Mr. Perry has been at the ACI since being charged with three counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of


Bristol County risking ‘catastrophic’ water failure

When Bristol Town Councilman Tim Sweeney accidentally spilled his water while making a point at Monday night’s special Town Council meeting, he quipped, “There’s our redundant water supply.” Although he made light of the topic that prompted the meeting, Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand gave a bleak report that could affect thousands