Author Archives: Eric Dickervitz


Bristol FD to host fire prevention open house

Bristol FD to host fire prevention open house

In an effort to make fire prevention a top priority in everyone’s home, volunteers from the Bristol Fire Department will host an open house for Bristol residents on Sunday, Oct. 12. Each year, the Bristol Fire Department, like departments across the state, respond to numerous calls for smoke and fire emergencies, as well as accidental

Blithewold executive director Karen Binder points to the location of the new special events pavilion.

Blithewold’s vision grows with its gardens

It’s been two years since the management of Bristol’s Blithewold Mansion and Gardens solicited input from its board, members and the community-at-large to develop a master plan designed to guide the economic viability and sustainability of the historic Van Wickle home, and the diverse gardens that beautify its 33 waterfront acres. The capital campaign that

Eilee Cameron, 5, plays with a kitten in a play room at the new Bristol Animal Shelter. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Ribbon cut on Bristol’s ‘state-of-the-art’ new animal shelter

A little rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of nearly 100 people who filled the humane education center inside Bristol’s new animal shelter Monday. After years in the planning and fundraising stages, volunteers and members of the capital project committee that ushered the project to fruition welcomed the public to tour the facility after

Barrington's Eli Salit is stopped short by Mt. Hope goalie Samantha Eddy.

Barrington, Mt. Hope girls finish locked at 1-1

The Mt. Hope and Barrington girls’ soccer teams entered Friday night’s showdown sitting at number one and two in the division, respectively. And after a full game, that’s where they ended, as the Huskies and Eagles battled to a 1-1 tie. The sole Eagles’ goal was booted into the net by senior Eli Salit on

A backhow tears down the old Bristol Animal Shelter on Minturn Road last week. The new shelter, pictured in the background, is scheduled to officially open Sept. 30. Photos by Eric Dickervitz.

New Bristol animal shelter finally rises from the rubble

After six years of planning, discussion, fundraising and patience on the part of the town’s capital project committee and the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter group, Bristol residents now have the $2 million animal shelter they approved in 2008, at an estimated cost of $2.6 million. Without any fanfare, shelter workers moved the dozen