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Bristol County risking ‘catastrophic’ water failure

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

Councilman Edward Stuart makes a point while Councilwoman Mary Parella looks on during the Bristol forum Tuesday night.

Bristol council candidates face off

From education funding to economic development to liquor licenses in Bristol, Town Council candidates stated their platforms on a bevy of topics during the last public forum before the Nov. 4 election. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, East Bay Newspapers and the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, the forum pitted the eight candidates

David Barboza, who cut the ribbon as CHief Marshal to kick off the 2014 4th of July Parade, was eliminated from the Town Council race in the primary.

Barboza disappointed, ‘not surprised’ with election loss

After the votes were counted in the primary election last week, perhaps the biggest surprise was the elimination of a former councilman with decades of experience in local politics who many expected to cruise to victory after having one of Bristol’s biggest honors bestowed upon him just two months ago. David Barboza, former council member

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

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