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Bristol finances solid, but on ‘slippery slope’

Bristol finances solid, but on ‘slippery slope’

Overall, the Town of Bristol is on solid ground financially, according to a recent audit of the town’s financials for fiscal 2014, but, the auditors warned, recurring deficiencies and a downward trend in the town’s unrestricted funds could put Bristol’s favorable bond rating at risk. Judith Ventura Enright, of LGC&D, the auditing firm hired to

Editorial: Change is good … sometimes

Change came to the Bristol Town Council quickly, just moments after the council’s democratic majority took control of the gavel. Councilman Nathan Calouro replaced Mary Parella as chairperson of the council last Wednesday night, and Timothy Sweeney took over the vice-chairmanship from Halsey Herreshoff as the Democratic majority took the reins over the two Republicans.


In Bristol, Democratic majority takes control over Town Council

While the Bristol Town Council remained intact after voters re-elected all five incumbent candidates, the three Democratic Party members of the five-seat council ousted Republican Chairwoman Mary Parella from that position, putting Nathan Calouro in charge of the gavel. Councilman Tim Sweeney, who after last election caught flak from the Democratic Party for supporting Ms.


Bristol to TINKER with incubator space

Innovative people who “make things” will soon have a place in town for their entrepreneurial dreams to be born. The Bristol Town Council approved TINKER Bristol’s plans to open a manufacturing incubator and “maker space” that will provide workspace and tools for creative people to create. “Makers from all disciplines,” will have access to the


Bristol County risking ‘catastrophic’ water failure

When Bristol Town Councilman Tim Sweeney accidentally spilled his water while making a point at Monday night’s special Town Council meeting, he quipped, “There’s our redundant water supply.” Although he made light of the topic that prompted the meeting, Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand gave a bleak report that could affect thousands

Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff receives congratulations from supporter Christine Schmidt after Tuesday's election. Mr. Herreshoff narrowly held onto the last spot of the council after absentee ballots were counted.

No change in Bristol after absentee votes counted

The final numbers are in, and there is no change in the Bristol Town Council race after absentee ballots are added. Councilman Halsey Herreshoff held onto fifth place in the council election, narrowly defeating Democrat Susan Remieres Donovan by just 34 votes for the final spot on the council. The order of council winners remains