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Non-union town employees get raises after all 

Non-union town employees get raises after all 

At least for now Bristol taxpayers were saved a significant property tax increase while the town works to correct the flaws in the recent revaluation completed by Clipboard, Inc. Instead, a minimal increase of around 36 cents per thousand was approved by the Town Council on Thursday, June 5. The total budget of $48,816,228 represents

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

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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

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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

Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils meet with BCWA tonight

The Barrington, Warren and Bristol Town Councils will meet tonight at 7 p.m. The evening will kick off with a presentation from Bristol County Water Authority officials that is scheduled to include information on the agency’s strategic plan, finance plan and a potential rate hike for next year. The agenda also includes a discussion on

Mary Parella, with Halsey Herreshoff in the background, at the 2012 Inauguration.

Experience reigns as Republicans chosen to lead Bristol council

In its first order of business at the twenty first re-organizational meeting held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, the newly elected Bristol town council elected incumbent Republicans, Mary Parella and Halsey Herreshoff, to lead the Democrat dominated council as its chairwoman and vice chairman. Ms. Parella’s nomination came from Timothy Sweeney, a first term councilman. That

A victorious Halsey Herreshoff chats with friends Tuesday night.

Parella, Herreshoff, Calouro and Stuart win Bristol council seats

Incumbent Republicans Mary Parella and Halsey Herreshoff easily won two seats on the Bristol Town Council, and it appears they will be joined by three newcomers, all Democrats, pending absentee ballots. Nathan Calouro and Edward Stuart Jr. finished third and fourth, respectively, in the race for five council seats, while Timothy Sweeney has a narrow

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