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Jean and Bob Robertson help Medici customers Michele, Maura and Misha Cassidy.

Barrington gelato shop opens on Maple Avenue

Barrington gelato shop opens on Maple Avenue

It’s all in the name. Jean and Bob Robertson thought long and hard before naming their new gelato shop they recently opened on Maple Avenue. They eventually settled on “Medici,” which opened on Friday, Sept. 12 to rave reviews from customers and more than a few members of the Medici family. The shop at 74

10 Evergreen St., Barrington

Open Houses: 21 planned in region this weekend

Whether you’re looking for your next home, checking out the competition, or just curious about a neighbor’s interior decorating skills, start your search on with our weekly open house listings. The following homes are open for inspection this weekend around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Collins Court — Sunday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. –

7 Maple Road, Warren, sold recently for $595,000. Photos credit

Off the Market: Homes sold in the East Bay

The following homes changed hands recently around the East Bay: Barrington 29 Glen Ave. — $1,050,000 16 Blanding Ave. — $319,900 23 Church St. — $220,000 2 Greenwood Ave. — $240,000 10 Glenfield Road — $723,000 7 Ormand Drive — $280,000 25 Fairway Drive — $398,000 6 Glenfield Road — $355,000 130 Ferry Lane —

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

385 Read St., Seekonk

House of the Week: Luxury living in Seekonk countryside

Enjoy luxury and all the modern conveniences while living in a country setting at this North Seekonk home. This contemporary colonial at 585 Read St. in Seekonk, set on a 1.45-acre parcel in the Read Street section of town, features an open floor plan with a formal entry foyer and a sweeping staircase. The large, granite eat-in kitchen includes stainless steel

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