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Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo

Letter: Town Clerk goes above and beyond

Letter: Town Clerk goes above and beyond

Hello, my name is George De Melo. I am from Burlington, Ontario, Canada, a city located just outside of Toronto. Two years ago, my father Manuel De Melo passed away. It was then that I got myself wrapped up in a little bit of a project — my family tree. I remember my father telling me that

Such an expensive fuss over one tiny road

To the editor: Congratulations to Westport Selectman Michael Sullivan for his clarification about what is going on in terms of the expansion of Beach Avenue. He questioned why it has required so much attention, time and expense when it only represents “one tenth of one percent of the town’s roads.” It’s clear to us taxpayers

On having the attention span of a gnat

Opinion writer Dana Milbank (Washington Post, July 11) is correct. The entire political world today is a stage. Our national dialogue has become a series of one-act plays; each runs for a week or two, the critics offer up their reviews of the President’s performance, and then the  play closes just as quickly. Here’s some

Sen. Ottiano hosts sit-down with constituents

To the editor: As I enter the remaining few months of my current term in office representing District 11 in the Rhode Island Senate (Bristol, Portsmouth and Tiverton), now is an important time to keep up with constituent services. The work of assisting our small businesses and constituents with their state government issues is always

An old float helps calm the busyness of my front yard garden.

Garden ornaments help you gnome where to focus

Few gardeners will share the same taste in garden ornaments. Only a handful of people I know would allow a gnome or plastic flamingo though the garden gate — even for irony’s sake. Some of us like utilitarian birdbaths that plug in to prevent the water from freezing during the winter; others prefer traditional concrete

Logan Lemay of Bristol with the 21” weakfish he caught in Greenwich Bay.

Family fishing fun

I had the privilege of fishing with three different families this week, all with children from seven to fourteen years old. Some were learn-to-fish charters and others were just keeping up with the kids — like fourteen year old Alex Noga of New York who keet landing fish after fish after fish.  We used no