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Councilman Timothy Sweeney supporters from left, Anne Sweeney, 11, Aela Mansmann, 10, and Georgia Craddock, 12, wave election signs at passing cars on Chestnut Street on Tuesday.  Mr. Sweeney was the top vote getter in the Town Council race.

Five advance in Bristol Town Council race

Five advance in Bristol Town Council race

All three incumbents and two newcomers vying for seats on the Bristol Town Council advanced to November’s General Election, according to the preliminary results of Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Councilmen Nathan Calouro, Edward Stuart and Timothy Sweeney advanced Tuesday along  Susan Donovan and Ethan Tucker. Former Councilman David Barboza garnered the fewest votes and was eliminated in the unofficial

Bristol Town Councilman Timothy Sweeney

Bristol democrats endorse once blackballed candidate

In a change of heart, the Bristol Democratic Town Committee endorsed incumbent candidate Timothy Sweeney for Town Council in Tuesday’s primary election. After winning a seat in the 2012 election, Mr. Sweeney was shortly thereafter shunned by his party. “He’s more in line with the Democratic party platform,” said Bristol Democratic Town Committee Chairman John

File photo of A&R Marine Corp.’s 112-foot ferry. Several modifications have been made on the boat since this photograph was taken.

CRMC to hear application for new Prudence ferry dock

PORTSMOUTH — The state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) on Tuesday night, July 22, will consider an application by the Town of Portsmouth and A&R Marine Corp. to build a new ferry pier on Prudence Island. The CRMC hearing begins at 6 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Administration Building, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. The

The Prudence Island Ferry at the Bristol landing on Thames Street.

Which ferry company will dock at Bristol landing?

BRISTOL — Prudence Island Ferry’s lease for the Town of Bristol’s dock expires in less than seven weeks, yet it’s still unclear what ferry service will be using the landing going forward. Both Prudence Island Ferry owner Bruce Medley and a competing service, A&R Marine Corp., have been talking with Bristol officials in hopes of securing

Bristol budget talks begin with tax hike proposal

Before Town Council members, municipal department heads and Bristol residents took their first look at the town budget for fiscal 2015 Tuesday night, Town Administrator Tony Teixeira delivered some unwelcome news to property owners. “I am recommending an increase in the property tax rate from $12.80 to $14.80,” Mr. Teixeira said. Part of his reasoning

The Kickemuit River at sunrise.

State holds off decision on controversial CRMC plan — for now

A plan that opponents fear would cut the public out of important decisions about the waterfront is on hold as state officials who proposed it review their options. Local groups including the Kickemuit River Council (KRC), Save Bristol Harbor and the Warren and Bristol town councils, have all come out against a plan by the

Bristol Town Council

Bristol begins budget talks by considering 2.9 percent property tax increase

An increase in student enrollment, a bump in pension costs and a loss in state aid will likely result in bigger tax bills for Bristol residents. This week, the Bristol Town Council began its review of the town’s $47,872,964 budget for fiscal year 2014. Prior to meeting face-to-face with each department head to review budget


Councilors: Proposed BCWA rate hike feels rushed

The holiday season might not be the best time for holding public hearings and voting on rate hikes. That’s some how some local officials feel anyway, including a few of those on hand for a meeting of the Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils Wednesday night. The majority of the meeting focused on a presentation