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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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Bristol Council votes to delay revaluation

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

Bristol Town Council members Halsey Herreshoff, left, Edward Stuart, Nathan Calouro and Mary Parella voted Friday morning to ask the General Assembly to approve a delay in the town-wide property revaluation.

After receiving a horde of complaints from home owners about the “wild shifts” in property values during the recent town wide revaluation, the Bristol Town Council on Friday sought to delay implementing the valuation until next year. During a special Town Council meeting Friday morning, the council passed a resolution 4-0 (Councilman Timothy Sweeney was […]

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Vacation at Audubon

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Whether you are looking for a week of fun or part of an afternoon, the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol has it. Weeklong camp experiences are available for students from grades K-5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Looking for a shorter diversion? Daily programs include Nature Expedition, crafts, stories, and an animal […]

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Recycling smackdown: Portsmouth vs. Bristol, others

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Kyle Hence, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator, came up with the idea for the East Bay Community Recycling Competition. Here he holds compost made from food scraps dropped off by customers at the Saturday indoor farmers’ market at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

PORTSMOUTH — On Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), Portsmouth Recycles! will host the kickoff of the first East Bay Community Recycling Competition, which its lead promoter says is the first of its kind in Rhode Island. It’s a friendly competition between Portsmouth, Bristol, Middletown and Newport aimed at boosting recycling rates and reduce solid waste in […]

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Colt Andrews students ‘Huff and Puff’ to benefit school, cancer research

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Students from Colt Andrews do some Zumba in the park as part of the school's "Huff and Puff" fundraiser to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

Students from Colt Andrews School huffed and puffed their way to raising hundreds of dollars during a fundraiser Thursday, much of which will benefit the Gloria Gemma Beast Cancer Resource Foundation. The school’s student government — made up of 32 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 — decided earlier in the year to organize […]

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Police investigate bridge walkers, loud parties, more windmill noise

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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Monday, April 7 A resident called to report a suspicious man on the Mt. Hope Bridge who was throwing wires off the bridge and appeared to be preparing to repel off the bridge. Portsmouth officers received the same call and told Bristol Police the man is from Coastal Electric and was working on the bridge. […]

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Resource fair provides family fun, critical information

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Dominic Baldinelli, 5, and his sister Bianca, 9, look on during a demonstration by the Warren Fire Department at the Resource Fair at Hugh Cole on Sunday.

The Bristol Warren Regional School District and community group Thrive by Five hosted a Resource Fair Saturday to highlight The family services available to the community, and provide some family fun as well. Members of Thrive by Five, the school district’s Family Resource Center and other social organizations were on hand to answer parents’ questions […]

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Rewriting history

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Author Cynthia Mestad Johnson

California author’s research uncovers new details about Bristol family’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade If you have any interest in local history, you know that, once upon a time, some Rhode Islanders made a lot of money in the African slave trade — chiefly, John Brown of Providence and Bristol’s James DeWolf. While Brown’s […]

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Daffodil Days herald arrival of spring

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Summer Kearney, of Bristol, shows off her brightly colored costume during the children's parade, part of the Bristol Merchants Association's annual Daffodil Days.

There’s no better sign that the long winter has finally come to an end than those first glimpses of yellow flowers peeking up through the ground. Now, like the spring weather, the area daffodils are in full bloom. Bristol’s Daffodil Days were held this weekend, featuring Children’s and Dog parades, with prizes going to winners […]

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