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Strong pitching, offense power Tiverton past Mt. Hope 18-6

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

Shortstop Brent Millard (left) comes up with the wide throw as second baseman Josh Lee jumps over Tiverton's AJ Purrell while he steals second base.

Strong starting pitching and an all-around offensive attack powered Tiverton High School over Mt. Hope 18-6 in 5 innings Monday afternoon. Tiverton banged out 14 hits to go with 13 free passes from Mt. Hope pitching, earning the mercy rule win in 5 innings. Starting pitcher Mike Mulinski went the distance, scattering 5 hits and […]

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Mt. Hope Masqueraders to stage ‘Man of la Mancha’

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

The Mt. Hope Masqueraders prepare to stage the musical "Man of la Mancha" May 1-4.

Director Carol Schlink buzzed around the stage, repositioning her actors, reminding them to face the audience, project their voices and at one point in a contentious scene to “push like a man.” Stage manager Bridget O’Hanley, a junior, tweaked the set designed by theatre tech students while keeping an eagle eye on the script, quickly […]

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Bristol woman earns regional diving honors

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Schools  /  No Comments

Brooke Pacheco, a sophomore at Bridgewater State University, earned ALL-NEISDA honors at the 2014 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Division II/III Championships.

Brooke Pacheco, a sophomore at Bridgewater State University, earned ALL-NEISDA honors at the 2014 New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Division II/III Championships held at the University of Rhode Island. Ms. Pacheco posted a score of 321.20 points on the three-meter diving board to medal in fifth place in the event. She is just […]

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Earth Day a reminder to care for environment every day

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor, I would hope that your readers are aware of the importance of our environment. And yet I am disgusted on a daily basis by the carelessness and inconsideration of people who show no concern for our surroundings. They are the people who throw their cigarette butts and other assorted trash on the […]

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Ship ahoy! Bristol harbormaster awaits new patrol boat

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

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The familiar boat used to patrol Bristol Harbor and surrounding areas for years will soon be docked for good, and a newer, more efficient boat will be launched in its place. The town recently approved spending $116,655 to buy a 25-foot Courageous aluminum hull patrol boat from Metal Shark Boats in Louisiana. The current patrol […]

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Community support pushes ‘Running with Derek’ to new heights

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To The Editor, I just wanted to thank people for their participation and support of my efforts to help the Samaritans, Inc. in my brother Derek’s memory, by running in the Boston Marathon. I want to thank East Bay Newspapers for publishing the story “Running for Derek” in the East Bay Life, April 2-3 edition. […]

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Angelina O. Johnson, 63, formerly of Bristol

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Angelina O. Johnson ( Manchester), 63, passed away Wednesday April 16, at her residence. She was the beloved wife of William D. Johnson. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Angelina (Lima) Manchester. She lived in South Attleboro for the past 4 years and was formerly of Bristol, […]

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RWU to test emergency siren today

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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If you hear alarms blaring just before noon on Monday, there’s no need to run for a fallout shelter. It is only a test. Roger Williams University will conduct an operational test of its Emergency Siren Warning System at about 11:55 a.m. on Monday, April 21. The system, which broadcasts an 850-Hz siren tone, was […]

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Race car driver dies after crash at Wing-N-It

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Breaking News, News  /  1 Comment

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Race car driver Steven Elmslie has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at Wing-N-It restaurant last Thursday, Rhode Island Hospital has confirmed. Mr. Elmslie, 51, of Bristol, who had been listed in critical condition since the crash into the restaurant’s smoke house last week, died of internal injuries Thursday. He had […]

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Letter: Opposition to Sakonnet Bridge toll is not ‘hysteria’

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor  /  3 Comments

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To the editor: Recently, Ms. Carolyn Booth of Newport wrote to Newport This Week and the ProJo about the toll issue. Our response: Correct, the anti-toll groups do not speak for all of Newport County. Senate President Paiva-Weed’s and Rep. Martin’s positions are well known and understood. We respect them for doing the right thing […]

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