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Bank Five to open first RI branch in Bristol

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

The former Wendy's Hamburgers restaurant may soon become a Bank Five branch, if all goes according to plan.

A Bristol building that was most recently known for its take-out service will, if all goes according to plan, begin accepting deposits, as the former Wendy’s Hamburger restaurant is transformed into a Bank Five branch. The property, located at the intersection of Metacom Avenue and Gooding Avenue, has been vacant since Wendy’s closed its business […]

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Bristol’s C and C Fiberglass wins ninth award for boating design excellence

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Bristol town administrator Tony Teixeira, far right, listens as town council chairwoman Mary Parella acknowledges the Bristol company for their achievement.

To those standing in the cavernous garage of C and C Fiberglass Components on Ballou Boulevard last Friday morning, the smell of fiberglass was the smell of success. Among the boating enthusiasts and dignitaries who gathered inside the boat building company was Governor Lincoln Chafee, who admired the company’s products, including the J 100, which, […]

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Bristol’s boutiques enjoyed a busy holiday season

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Carol Scott, co owner of I Boutique, sold most of her inventory this Christmas season.

At I Boutique on Hope Street, co-owner Carol Scott didn’t need to look up sales receipts to know that the store had a good ending to 2012. As she’s done for the past eight years, Ms. Scott planned to take the first week of the new year to walk through the store, counting all the […]

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Wendy’s serves its last burger in Bristol

By   /  December 20, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

The former Wendy's Hamburgers restaurant may soon become a Bank Five branch, if all goes according to plan.

As of Thursday, Bristol will say good-bye to the signature square “hot ‘n juicy” hamburgers, such as the “Baconator,” a baked potato on the side, and a creamy smooth Frosty – in chocolate or vanilla – to end what was arguably the town’s greatest fast food meal. At the close of business on Thursday, December […]

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Chafee shares state’s plan for business at Bristol forum

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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Governor Lincoln Chafee, along with representatives from the RI Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor and Training and other government and quasi-governmental agencies made a stop in Bristol on Tuesday morning. Their objective was to meet with small business owners to address their concerns with regard to how the state […]

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New Look Salon in Bristol marks 25th anniversary – by closing

By   /  October 26, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

Peggy Murgo (seated) and Ann Mello, began A New Look Salon on Hope Street on Oct. 17, 1987. After 25 years, the two decided to move on.

It was Oct. 17, 1987 when Peggy Murgo and Ann Mello opened the New Look Hair Salon. Back then they were the only salon on Hope Street, and probably one of only five or six in the entire town. “Now I can count five in a four-block range,” Ms. Murgo said. On Oct. 17, 2012 […]

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Bristol resident’s dream takes bloom at Alexandrina’s Florist

By   /  October 4, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Lorrie Mendonca gets help from family and friends at the ribbon cutting for her new floral shop, Alexandrina's on Wood Street.

  After 15 years of making floral arrangements from live and silk flowers, Lorrie Mendonca of Bristol gave up her hobby. Instead, she turned her passion for flowers into her livelihood with the opening of Alexandrina’s Florist on Wood Street. “This is a total new career change for me,” she said. “A new endeavor.” In […]

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Bristol company continues the family line

By   /  September 27, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

Joseph Brito, Jr. becomes the third generation to head C.B. Utility.

At 90 years old, Joseph M. Brito, Sr. no longer oversees the day-to-day operations of C.B. Construction and C.B. Utility, companies that he and his father, Caesar Brito, founded in the 1950s. For the past five years or so, those responsibilities sat with the company’s vice president, Joseph M. Brito, Jr. After many years of […]

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