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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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Anna Borgia Vollaro, formerly of Bristol

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

Anna Borgia Vollaro died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 30 in Boca Raton, Fl. She is survived by her children, JoAnn Travers (Joe), of Bristol, and Louis Vollaro (Alex), of Boca Raton; two grandchildren, Jennifer Thompson (Peter), of Pawtucket, an Kerri D’Antuono (Damon), of North Providence; five great grandchildren Sophie and Collin Thompson, Emma and Brayden […]

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Maria daConceicao DaPonte, 87, Bristol

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Maria daConceicao (Cabral) DaPonte, 87, of Wood St., passed away on Tuesday April 15 at home. She was the wife of Jose Carreia DaPonte. Born in Livramente, St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Francisco Cabral deAlmeida and Isabel Ventura Cabral. Mrs. Conceicao was a housewife and a dressmaker. She was a […]

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Bristol woman helps cancer patients FLY

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Julia Saulino

When Julia Saulino walked into the treatment room to receive her first round of chemotherapy, she was struck by how few of her fellow patients were members of her own generation. Julia soon learned that at 29 and diagnosed with Lymphoma, she was in the vast minority — less than 10 percent of cancer patients […]

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DiMucci concert will mark Linden Place opening

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Linden Place Mansion will open the season with a springtime evening concert with pianist and tenor Michael DiMucci in the mansion’s historic ballroom at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Tickets are on sale now for the sure-to-be-sold-out show. DiMucci, and guest artists Richard Partelo (horn) and Suzan Campagna (oboe) will perform a concert of songs from a […]

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The Aaron Diehl Trio in Bristol

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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As his star continues to rise, renowned jazz pianist Aaron Diehl and his trio will perform at Roger Williams University for an evening that promises to be out of this world. The concert at Roger Williams takes place in Global Heritage Hall. No tickets or reservations are required, but seating is limited and guests should […]

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Daffodil Days

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Daffodil

Bristol’s Daffodil Days were held this weekend, featuring Children’s and Dog parades, with prizes going to winners dressed in their most festive, daffodil-themed garb. In the Children’s Parade, first place went to  Emogen Miller (age 4), Ahna Rozea (age 6) took second, and Madelaine Rozea (age 4) came in third. All three children are from […]

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Race car driver still ‘critical’ after crash at Wing-N-It

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The Wing-N-It restaurant smokehouse was left with a gaping hole after a drag race car crashed through it last Friday.

Four days after a freak accident in which Steven Elmslie crashed his dragster race car into the smokehouse of Wing-N-It restaurant, the driver remains in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital where he was taken for internal injuries he suffered in the crash. Those who know Mr. Elmslie describe him as “a great guy” and […]

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