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Couple charged after pellet gun prank

Couple charged after pellet gun prank

The last laugh is on a local couple taken into custody after allegedly playing a cruel joke on passers-by involving a pellet gun. Lillian M. Bedford, 18, of 11 Franklin St., Bristol, and Marquis Silva, 18, of 221 Mauran Ave., East Providence, were both charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 14 after reportedly pointing a fake

Sara Marshall, 62, Portland, Maine

Born in Portland, Maine, in August 1951, the daughter of Robert E. Wilson and June (Spencer) Wilson, Sara Elizabeth Hale “Betsey” Marshall, 62, of Oakland, passed away suddenly on Aug. 14 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, following a long battle with cancer. Ms. Marshall and her family moved to North Vassalboro, Maine in

Loudes Vollmer, 84, formerly of Bristol

Lourdes Vollmer, 84, of Plant City, died August 10, 2014, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1929 in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Placido and Maria Oliveira Correia. She was the wife of the late Harold Vollmer. She was predeceased by son James Vollmer and sister Irene Bannister. Ms. Vollmer loved spending


Wading into Wetlands

Take a journey to the wetlands and discover the important role that water plays in our lives. Our exploration will include active sampling of this fascinating fresh water habitat. Please dress appropriately and wear clothes that can get dirty. Adults must accompany children. WHERE: Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol WHEN: 10 a.m.


Man in distress after fall from Church Street Dock

A man reportedly fell off the Church Street dock in Bristol, and appeared to be in distress after passers-by pulled the man from the water, according to witnesses at the scene. Rescue personnel have responded and administrated CPR before rushing the man away, they said. There is no official word on the man’s condition. The man fell into

This home in the Acoaxet area of Westport faces the Atlantic Ocean, with views from every room, as well as a wrap-around porch. It also includes an in-law area, with separate bedroom, bathroom and entrance.

House of the Week: Sweeping coastal view

  The town of Westport, Mass., is known for its beautiful countryside, lush farmland, a historic past and its sun-splashed coastline. The Colonial-style home at 9 Hurricane Lane is a six-bedroom residence nestled in the Acoaxet seaside neighborhood. A quintessential New England homestead, it offers expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean from almost every room. Built in 1956, there

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Bargain Hunter: Yard sales planned this weekend

You know what they say about one man’s trash… There are bargains to be had out there. Here’s a list of yard sales planned in the region: Barrington 4 Belton Drive — Saturday Aug. 16, 9 a.m. Moving sale; housewares, skiis, computers, albums. Something for everyone. Easy Parking. Raindate Sunday. 29 Glen Ave. — Saturday,