Author Archives: Eric Dickervitz


Gillary’s returns to rock-n-roll roots

Gillary’s returns to rock-n-roll roots

Since the 1978, the tavern at 198 Thames St., which dates back to the 1940s, has been called Gillary’s, with one exception. In April 2013, owner Mike Ferreira decided it was time for a change and changed the theme from rock-n-roll to dinner rolls. But as Fins, the new name and the new menu took

Ensley Ramsay busts up the snow with a ride-on snow blower while clearing Bristol sidewalks along Thames St. on Tuesday.

DPW eating through salt, budget as more snow approaches

Just when you thought you were finished shoveling your walkway and driveway, Mother Nature may have another surprise in store. With several more weeks of winter, and the potential of another snowstorm heading our way this week, residents are faced with the challenge of what to do with the piling snow. So is the Bristol

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New JFC gets funding details in contentious meeting

Members of the Bristol Warren Joint Finance Committee went into the first of three scheduled meetings using the words “collaboration,” “cooperation” and “transparency” in an attempt to put the members’ contentious past behind them. But even with the change of leadership, smirks, snickers and darting glances among finance committee members were plentiful as members found reasons

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‘Best Buddies’ build friendships at Mt. Hope

Among the countless friendships at Mt. Hope High School, there are some Best Buddies. The buddies are a group of students whose developmental and cognitive abilities require them to receive education in a specialized environment. And while these students learn their academic lessons in a contained learning environment, through the Best Buddies program, they are

Bristol Harbormaster Gregg Marsili, left, discusses plans for the proposed Bristol Maritime Center with Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff inside the former Naval Reserve Armory on Thames Street. The arched doorways is one of the historical features of the 120 year-old building that planners are going to retain in the design concept.

Bristol chooses Maritime Center builder

The Bristol Capital Project Commission has chosen the developer for the Bristol Maritime Center at the former armory on Thames Street, anticipating the project to be completed this summer. The committee met on Thursday, Jan. 29, when they reviewed design/build proposals provided by the two qualified bidders, Tavares Construction of Bristol and Advance Building Concepts