Author Archives: Manuel C. "Manny" Correira

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Ride for Freedom to support soldiers overseas

Ride for Freedom to support soldiers overseas

Everything is ready for the fourth annual “Ride for Freedom” motorcycle run on Sunday, Sept. 7, and organizers are expecting the largest group of riders yet. “We hope to have around 130 to 150 bikers,” said race coordinator David Benevides. “This is our 4th annual Ride for Freedom. This year, it is going to be


Remembering ‘Red’ Corso

I’ll miss our regular visits to the Bristol Sip ‘n Dip. I’ll miss his warm, gentle smile and the spontaneous greeting: “Manny Correira, how’s everything?” Things just won’t be the same any more. My dear friend Michael Corso, affectionately called “Red” by all those who knew him, passed from this life on Aug. 20, after

For Barrington residents Marvin and Linda Homonoff, the Holy Angels Festival was something brand new.

Barrington church festival draws a crowd

Unlike most people who attended the 99th annual Holy Angels Church Festival over this past weekend, Marvin and Linda Homonoff were new to everything this event had to offer. “We’ve lived in Barrington for 37 years,” said Mr. Homonoff, who also serves as Barrington probate judge, “but had never attended this festival. This was great

Santa (David Camara) was all pumped up when he arrived at the Cup Defenders parking lot.

Santa visits with Bristol kids at the Cup Defenders Association

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual Cup Defenders Association Children’s Christmas Party. This year marked the 78th edition of this time-honored tradition, the oldest, continuous holiday party of its type in Bristol. The Cup Defenders Children’s Christmas Party actually got its start in 1935, the same year the non-profit social club was founded at

Emily Marshall was recently elected class president at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Bristol.

Eighth-grader ready to lead at OLMC

Even at the tender age of 13, Emily Rose Marshall knows where her priorities lie. The eighth-grade student at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School was recently elected president of her school, an honor she has worked hard to achieve. Previously, she served as vice president and secretary. “The kids in this school are so

Bristol icon Hector Massa will be among those inducted into the Roger Williams University Athletic Hall of Fame this month. Having served 16 years as athletic director (1972-1988), he was proud of the fact that several of his teams, including men's hockey and men's basketball, were nationally renowned.

Bristol icon to be inducted to RWU’s Hall of Fame

The second class of the Roger Williams University Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday, Oct. 26, during Homecoming Weekend, in the Campus Recreation Center. Athletes who will be honored include Vivian (Vieira) Byrnes ’96 (women’s soccer, women’s basketball), Spencer McCombe ’97 (wrestling), Peter Doucet ’01 (wrestling), Sara Coleman ’03 (women’s tennis), and