Author Archives: Eric Dickervitz

Traffic piles up during rush hour Friday at the corner of Metacom and Bay View avenues.

DOT targets Metacom Avenue for highway improvement

DOT targets Metacom Avenue for highway improvement

Directly in front of the Bristol Police Department headquarters is, perhaps, the most dangerous stretch of road in town. More than 50 accidents occurred on Metacom Avenue in Bristol and Warren so far in 2015, according to website, a service that allows those involved in accidents to obtain copies of the accident report. Of

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Bristol-Warren schools propose $55M budget

Bristol would pay $1.6 million more to educate its students this coming year, under a $55 million school budget plan released this week by the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. On Thursday, March 5, district officials will ask the Joint Finance Committee to approve an additional $1.25 million over the current budget to cover their

All Saints Academy students Caroline Roonney, left, and Rayna Lombardo demonstrate the conductive fabric that integrates magnetics and LED lights to Lauren Lake. The technology, which can be used for medical applications, is an example of the innovation Tinker Bristol aims to foster.

Grant helps Tinker start ‘new era of manufacturing’

Ushering in “a new era of manufacturing,” Gov. Gina Raimondo joined 200 entrepreneurs and their supporters in welcoming the next step in the industry taking root in Bristol. Tinker Bristol, an industrial incubator and makerspace set to start up in the Bristol Industrial Park this summer, received a $50,000 start-up grant from the Rhode Island

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Town takes closer look at neighborhood water woes

With snow from the barrage of winter storms piled high around Bristol, the Town Council and town Planning Board met jointly on Thursday, Feb. 12, to discuss how to handle water. But the discussion wasn’t focused on water that will inevitably come from the melting snow, but the water that runs from one neighbor’s property