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Old Bristol – Spring 1915

New school planned for High Street A petition is in circulation requesting that a special town meeting be called to consider the matter of a purchase of the site for the new school house, $40,000 for the construction of which was appropriated at the recent financial town meeting. The site favored by the School Committee

The Top Eight Mistakes People Make With Medicaid

Medicaid planning can be a difficult and confusing process. The following are some common mistakes people make when considering qualifying for Medicaid benefits. Thinking it’s too late to plan. It’s almost never too late to take planning steps, even after a senior has moved to a nursing home. Giving away assets too early. First, it’s

Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) will fish once again this year at the 8th Annual VIP Tournament being held on June 21. Call Ken Barthelemy at 401-828-0185.

Tournament for visually impaired open to applicants

The RI Lions Sight Foundation (RILSF) will host their 8th Annual Tournament for Visually Impaired Persons (VIP’s) of Rhode Island on June 21. The tournament, which takes place on a Frances Fleet party fishing boat, is supported through donations from RI Lions Clubs and individual donors. For the second year in a row, the tournament

Are taxpayers being represented?

Last week a series of proposals floated around the General Assembly. See if it’s your pocketbook that is being protected: ITEM: North Kingstown Fire Department The Rhode Island Supreme Court  ruled that  the town of North Kingstown could restructure the work hours of its firefighters in order to save taxpayer money without running afoul of

Editing self-sowers keeps the love alive

I try not to go out into the garden without my pruners. My holster really should remain clipped to my front pocket from daybreak to sundown because, like most gardeners, I’m apt to bolt outside suddenly, mid-sentence and whenever they’re not on my hip I’ll want to remove a dead branch, give nepeta the Chelsea

The field of schemes continues

Here we go again! Despite the recent Providence Journal headline “Raimondo: stadium deal still possible this legislative session,” there is no way on God’s green earth that any Paw Sox proposal should be adopted, if at all, in this legislative session that will end in a few weeks. The environmental issues alone are massive! The

Seeing where the game is played

Whenever I go to a baseball game I love to see children when they catch sight of the field for the first time. It’s not a “Field of Dreams” moment because I don’t think they are so much mesmerized by the grass or fascinated by the game. They’re usually thinking “how’d they get THIS in

Looking for a purebred? Call a rescue.

Dear Dr. Evans, I would love to have a Labrador Retriever, but I really can’t afford what breeders are asking for a puppy. I have the money for routine care and provisions, but I can’t lay out a few thousand at once. Any suggestions?—Lab Lover Dear Lab Lover, Welcome to the wonderful world of breed

The Lusitania, 1915

Old Bristol – Spring 1915

The following is from the files of the Bristol Phoenix: Lusitania Sunk by German Submarine; 1150 Dead The big Cunard passenger steamer Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk last Friday afternoon 10 miles off Old Head Kinsale on the southern coast of Ireland. She was hit by two torpedoes from a German submarine while she was

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