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The Catigliego family (from left) - Nick, Joan and Bonnie - have run Nick's Fish Market for 42 years but will close the retail store on June 14.

Nick’s Fish Market unhooks from retail shop

Nick’s Fish Market unhooks from retail shop

After 42 years of selling fresh fish and seafood to a steady stream of local customers, Nick’s Fish Market, located at the corner of Wood and Bradford streets will close up the retail end of the business. Although Nick Castigliego has mixed feelings about what it will be like not seeing the customers he calls

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East Providence gourmet food company Rome voluntarily recalls Ocean’s Catch crab meat

EAST PROVIDENCE — Rome Gourmet Foods, located in city on Pawtucket Avenue, voluntarily issued a recall of its of Ocean’s Catch brand minced crab meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, and no


Leo’s to reopen Monday

After a two-month hiatus, a downtown Bristol restaurant is ready to serve guests once again. Leo’s Ristorante, which has been closed since bricks fell off its southern wall in early March, has been cleared to open and will resume serving its classic Italian-American cuisine Monday. “It’s been a long two months, but we are back

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Bristol reaching out to help small business

In an effort to assist small local business owners and attract new businesses to the Town of Bristol, town officials and area business sponsors arranged for the Rhode Island District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer a series of seminars that touch on the many aspects of starting and sustaining a small

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Bristol EDC elects chairman despite member objection

The Economic Development Commission voted in its new chairman on Monday, May 12, after current Chairman Ethan Tucker relinquished the role due to time constraints in his personal and professional life. Getting the majority of the votes, EDC member Jerry Dauterive will head the seven-member commission as it continues to try to improve the economic

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Women are in business at Tiverton’s Mill Pond Shops

May 1 was Women-Owned Business Day, and one East Bay enclave, the Mill Pond Shops, welcomed a newcomer. Barksfield Botanicals, art and organics boutique, opened, jointing the five other women-owned businesses in that location. The group includes artists and artisans — working studios that serve as retail shops as well. Among the other businesses are

Keller Williams employees Natasha Teixeira (front) and Vanessa Raposo deliver bags of mulch to their coworkers at the RI Veterans Home during the realtor's Red Day, a national project to give back to the community.

Local realtors give back at Veterans Home

The Rhode Island Veterans Home got a little brighter Thursday thanks to the efforts of some local realtors. Employees from the Bristol and Newport Keller Williams Realty offices donated their time Thursday to clean up the gardens around the Veterans Home, raking away dead leaves, weeding and mulching flower beds, and planting new shrubs and

Bristol Marine Preisdent Andy Tyska addresses the Bristol Zoning Board Monday night regarding the marina's proposed expansion, which the board approved.

Bristol Marine expansion wins Zoning, neighbor approval

Bristol Marine can move forward with its planned expansion after the Bristol Zoning Board unanimously approved a special use permit for the marina project Monday night. Marina President Andy Tyska plans to add 200 feet, about doubling the length of his current dock, and add 18 boat slips, bringing the total number of slips to