Author Archives: Patrick Luce

Bristol 4th of July 2014 Committee

4th Committee seeking new blood, fresh ideas

4th Committee seeking new blood, fresh ideas

Every year, the Bristol 4th of July parade brings tens of thousands — maybe hundreds of thousands — of people into town to enjoy the oldest, and one of the most popular, patriotic celebrations in the country. Such a huge event — not just the parade, but Drum & Bugle Competition, Flag Day ceremony, fireworks


Bristol Police: College parties, neighbor disputes, sword-wielding man

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 15 and Sept. 21: Monday, Sept. 15 Officers investigated reports of someone screaming in the area of Leahy Drive at 11:15 a.m. It was a domestic issue. No arrest was made. Police and fire personnel responded to a small brush fire at the Storyland


Bristol arrest log: DUI, domestic vandalism, underage drinking

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Luke A. Latessa, 18, of 108 Kickemuit Ave., Bristol, was charged with possession of narcotics and cited for possession of marijuana on Sept. 15. Eric Troiano, 37, of 64 Constitution St., Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and driving on a


Bristol Police score high on access report

Open and accessible are not often thought of as words used to describe a police force. But they fit the Bristol Police Department, according to a recent audit of public records access around the state. The non-profit freedom of information coalition ACCESS/RI audited all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island to check their compliance

Franklin Tunche shucks oysters at the raw bar in Roger Williams University's dining hall as part of the school's Eat Local Challenge Tuesday.

Roger Williams chef meets ‘Eat Local Challenge’

Chef Jonathan Cambra and his staff face a major challenge every day: preparing tasty, nutritious meals for as many as 6,000 people. On Tuesday, he had an even greater challenge: Prepare all that food using nothing but local ingredients. “We want local food first, every day,” the Roger Williams University chef said. While the Roger

Ann Burke, whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend in 2005, educates Mt. Hope High School students on relationship violence during an assembly at the school Friday afternoon.

Education key to ending cycle of abuse

Recent controversies in the National Football League have shined a brighter light on the issue of dating violence, a positive development for those who believe awareness and education are key to preventing, or at least mitigating, relationship abuse. Students at Mt. Hope High School got an emotional lesson in the horrors of relationship abuse Friday,

95 Riverscape Lane, Tiverton, is open Sunday, Sept. 21, noon-2 p.m.

Open Houses: 32 planned this weekend

Whether you’re looking for a new home, checking out the competition or just looking for some new decorating ideas, check out these open houses scheduled throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 33 Meadowbrook Drive — Sunday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2, $595,000. Residential Properties, Ceci Sartor, 401-245-9600. 9 Cold Spring Road

Chef Rizwan Ahmed prepares a gourmet dish at the Hourglass Brasserie in Bristol. The restaurant will close Saturday night, to be replaced by Christian's Wood Fired Grill in November.
Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Wood grill restaurant to replace Hourglass Brasserie

A staple downtown restaurant is closing its doors after this weekend, to be replaced by another local entity to serve Bristol’s waterfront. The Hourglass Brasserie, at 382 Thames St., announced it is shutting down Saturday, Sept. 20, after five years on Bristol’s waterfront. But this is not necessarily the last Bristol will see of restaurateur

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