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BCWA: Water bills to increase March 1

By   /  January 14, 2014  /  News  /  2 Comments

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Bristol County Water Authority customers will see an increase in their water bills starting March 1. BCWA board members approved a 4-percent rate increase during its December meeting, for fiscal year 2015. In a letter to Barrington, Bristol and Warren Town Councils, BCWA Executive Director Pam Marchand said that the rate increase is necessary to […]

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Local churches set holiday service schedules

By   /  December 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Area churches have set their Christmas Eve service schedule, including the Haven Methodist Church located at 200 Taunton Ave. The Haven service is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, in the chapel. For more information call 438-4911. Come worship. Regularly scheduled worship services take place on Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday […]

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Bristol veteran to be honored at WaterFire

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Jack Barton will be a torch-carrier at the WaterFire Salute to Veterans on Saturday. Imposed on the left is a photo of him c.1951 while he was stationed in Korea.

Bristol resident John “Jack” Barton, 91, will be participating in the WaterFire Salute to Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Providence. It is the first large-scale community-wide celebration of veterans in Rhode Island. Jack Barton graduated high school in 1940 during a time of uncertainty. The world was engaged in World War II, and the […]

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Terrance M. Iovino, 26, Barrington

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Terrance M. Iovino, 26, of Maple Avenue, died unexpectedly on September 13, 2013. Born in Providence, a son of Michael S. Iovino of Barrington and Susan C. Carlson of Bristol, he lived in Barrington and East Providence. Mr. Iovino was the lead singer in the P.O.W band performing throughout the United States for many years. […]

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Bristol motorist drives flat-tired car through Warren, Barrington

By   /  September 10, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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It was just after 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 when Barrington police received a radio call from Warren to keep on the lookout for a vehicle with flat tires heading north on Route 114. Soon after, an officer from Barrington spotted the car in question — a 1989 Ford — rolling, well, sort of […]

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Bristol’s Last Night concert takes place Sunday

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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The R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra will play its annual concert on Sunday evening to close out Bristol’s musical summer concert season.

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It’s Prudence Island Ferry Inc., for now

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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Unless another ferry service steps in, Prudence Island Ferry Inc., will remain the sole public transportation from Prudence Island to the Bristoi dock, now and in the future. Following Prudence Island Ferry Inc.’s owner Bruce Medley’s announcement that he would cease operations by Dec. 1, the Town of Portsmouth solicited a request for information, asking […]

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Mosaico makes progress on Bristol Industrial Park

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Business, News  /  1 Comment

Diana Campbell, executive director of Mosaico Business and Community Development Corp., stands in the remaining rubble that once filled the 41,970 square-foot building, now cleared for potential tenants. Mosaico, a non-profit redevelopment agency, bought the derelict Bristol Industrial Park in October 2010, hoping to revive it.

  Slow and steady. That’s Mosaico’s pace when it comes to cleaning up the Bristol Industrial Park.  It’s been nearly three years since Mosaico Business and Community Development Corp. bought the mill complex, located at 500 Wood St. And while to passersby, change might not be obvious, the current and prospective tenants couldn’t be more […]

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Baseball team tryouts are Saturday and Monday

By   /  August 16, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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The R.I. Thieves and R.I. East Bay Eagles AAU baseball programs are teaming up with Inside the Park baseball facility to form the RI Eagles. The program will consist of 11u, 12u, and 13u teams. Tryouts for 11u and 12u will be Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, located at […]

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Save Bristol Harbor to study effects of harbor before work begins

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

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Before the town constructs additional docks and moorings, many are questioning Bristol harbor’s capacity and what effect those might have on its future. Without data, however, it’s hard to determine how many additional docks or moorings to add, or if the town should add any at all. “We know that the north end of the […]

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