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State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist presents a Golden Apple Award to Hugh Cole kindergarten teacher Trisha Minnella.

Two Bristol-Warren teachers win Golden Apples

Two Bristol-Warren teachers win Golden Apples

Rhode Island Education Commissioner Debora Gist, along with a following of media and school administrators, swooped in on two teachers from the Bristol Warren Regional School District on Monday, April 27, interrupting their lessons to laud them for their service and present them with Golden Apples. Just after 10 a.m., Commissioner Gist and WJAR-TV news

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Bristol reval still doesn’t add up for some

After the latest results of a statistical revaluation were delivered to Bristol residents, Northeast Revaluation Group is facing challenges from some homeowners who believe that their properties were valued too high when the town, on average, decreased by three percent. When George Almeida, a Cedar Street resident whose neighborhood runs off Annawamscutt Drive, opened his

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With opponents waiting, developer again postpones Bristol hearing

For the second time, more than a dozen residents were frustrated by the last-minute cancellation of a Planning Board public hearing on a proposed housing project on Chestnut Street they oppose. The residents’ waste of time and effort convinced the board to make it more difficult for developers to postpone public hearings. The property in

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Work to begin soon on new ‘Old Soldiers Home’

Within the next few weeks, construction will begin on what developers called “a flagship project,” a $94 million Rhode Island Veterans’ Home in Bristol, to replace the one that has housed veterans for more than 100 years. Originally built for Civil War veterans as the Rhode Island Soldiers Home, the century-old facility no longer meets

Hall Spars President Eric Hall, left, speaks with U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development Jay Williams after a round table discussion on composites-based industries. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Manufacturing ‘Renaissance’ draws feds to Bristol

When U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development Jay Williams was the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, he faced the challenge there of growing a town that relied heavily on the steel industry at a time when that industry was facing collapse. Similarly, Bristol’s once thriving boatbuilding industry fell on hard times during a collapsed

Bristol resident and state Rep. Raymond Gallison and his wife, Diane, share a laugh during an interview on Friday. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Rep. Gallison named Chief Marshal

After leading the charge to help area veterans get assistance and recognition, fighting against LNG in Mt. Hope Bay and tolls on the bridge, and leading the House Finance Committee as its chairman, Bristol resident and state Rep. Raymond Gallison will take on another leadership role, one that he calls “an overwhelming honor.” “Typically, (the

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