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Hal Landen lives at 9 King Philip Ave. (left) and is appealing the decision to grant a builder permission to construct a new home next door. He says the new home violates setback requirements.

Bristol neighbors oppose construction of new home on King Philip

Bristol neighbors oppose construction of new home on King Philip

A King Philip Avenue resident is challenging the construction of a home on a 5,000-square foot lot right next to his property. Hal Landen, who lives at 9 King Philip Ave., filed an appeal with the Bristol Zoning Board of Review regarding the construction at 11 King Philip Ave. In a letter to the board,

Hector Massa was the center of attention as approximately 300 family members and friends gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday Sunday at the Venus de Milo.

Bristol celebrates Hector Massa’s 90th birthday

Laughter and tears filled the main ballroom at the Venus de Milo in Swansea Sunday afternoon as nearly 300 family members and friends gathered to help celebrate Bristol icon Edmund P. “Hector” Massa’s 90th birthday. It was a celebration for the ages … literally. Actually, Hector’s birthday was Dec. 28, but thanks to his wife, Shirley,

Keepers is a new consignment shop in Bristol specializing in men's clothes.

Men’s clothing consignment store opens in Bristol

A new consignment clothing shop in Bristol aims to reach an otherwise neglected market: Men. “It’s definitely true,” said Bonnie Poisson, who just opened up her Keeper’s men’s clothing resale shop at 580 Wood St. “So many guys I know love getting bargains but there wasn’t (a consignment store) that was focused only on men.” Keepers specializes in quality

Newspaper’s photographer brings humanity to print

To the editor: Weekly, in Bristol Phoenix, I look for a cause celebré in Bristol town that would illicit a special photo by Richard W. Dionne, Jr. — seems to me his work is humanity in print. Persons caught by lens in an instant, reflecting the gamut of emotions — triumph, exultation, pure happiness, defeat,

Roger Williams University students stand next to the table of presents they will deliver to six Bristol families this Christmas.

Bristol families receive Christmas joy from local college students

Students at Roger Williams University are doing their part to make Christmas a little bit better for some Bristol families this year. The RWU Student Volunteer Association is conducting a “giving tree” program that will benefit six low-income families from Bristol. More than 25 students in the association received the wish list items from the families