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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

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


Open Houses: 27 scheduled in region this week

The following open houses are scheduled throughout the East Bay this weekend, Aug. 9-10: Barrington 19 Chapin Road — Sunday, Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m. Cape, 4, 2, $529,000. Wiliam Raveis, Sheila Clark Lundy, 401-749-5503. 143 Middle Highway — Sunday, Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Ranch, 3, 2.5, $375,000. Residential Properties, Chris Ardente, 401-245-9600. 4 Deep

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