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Explore Bristol, BMA combine for ‘bigger voice’

Explore Bristol, BMA combine for ‘bigger voice’

With the goal of speaking with a louder voice, Explore Bristol and the Bristol Merchants Association are combining efforts to support local business and help boost the local economy. “The two are better together,” said Alayne White, president of the BMA. “Which is kind of the mission of the BMA … we’re trying to be

This home in the Acoaxet area of Westport faces the Atlantic Ocean, with views from every room, as well as a wrap-around porch. It also includes an in-law area, with separate bedroom, bathroom and entrance.

House of the Week: Sweeping coastal view

  The town of Westport, Mass., is known for its beautiful countryside, lush farmland, a historic past and its sun-splashed coastline. The Colonial-style home at 9 Hurricane Lane is a six-bedroom residence nestled in the Acoaxet seaside neighborhood. A quintessential New England homestead, it offers expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every room. Built in 1956, there

57 Watermark Drive, Tiverton

Open houses: 24 planned in region this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in the East Bay this weekend, Aug. 15-16: Barrington 6 Echo Drive — Sunday, Aug. 17, 2-3:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $646,500. Residential Properties, Wanda Vanier, 401-245-9600. 14 Sixth St. — Sunday, Aug. 17, 2-3:30  p.m. Raised Ranch, 3, 2, $315,000. Residential Properties, Kate Coogan, 401-245-9600. 2 Belvedere Ave.

307 Rumstick Road, Barrington

Off the Market: 32 East Bay homes change hands

With 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and more than 5,000 square feet of living space on an acre of land that includes an in-ground pool and professional landscaping, 307 Rumstick Drive is a true dream home at a cool $1.1 million. Unfortunately, it will remain a dream, as the home is no longer on the market,

Bristol Blooms volunteers  Jackie Cranwell, Ray Massey and Chrlie Powers water one of the flower baskets hanging from lamp posts in downtown Bristol. More volunteers are needed to keep the baskets blooming.

Volunteers needed to keep Bristol blooming

Wanted: volunteer who cares about beautifying Bristol and is willing to donate a couple hours a week to the cause. Morning person preferred. “That’s the problem… we need people who want to get up early,” said Ray Massey, a volunteer with Bristol Blooms, the non-profit organization responsible for the flower baskets hanging from the historic lamp posts

With a sales price of $965,000, 2 White Birch Lane in Barrington was the most valuable home sold in the region this week. Photos credit

Off the Market: Dozens of East Bay homes sold

The real estate market seems to be hitting its stride this summer, as dozens of properties changed hands throughout the East Bay this week. Check out what sold in your town and for how much. Barrington 214 Promenade St. — $119,000. 51 Governor Bradford Drive — $438,000. 26 Bay Road — $530,000. 2 White Birch

Frznk O'Byrne  and Debbie Geheran sail the "Swallow" in Bristol Harbor during a lesson with Herreshoff Marine Museum. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children