Sunday, February 7, 2016
Bristol

Bristol

To the editor: On Wednesday I was sworn in as the state senator from District 11. It is with great pride and humility that I accepted the charge of the voters. I understand my duty to Portsmouth, Bristol and Tiverton and promise to be accessible to local leaders and all residents. I appears as though I will replace Sen. Ottiano on...

PORTSMOUTH — By next year, residents may be enjoying a public waterfront park at the site of the former ferry landing thanks to a land acquisition closed Monday by the Town of Portsmouth and the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT). “A piece of Portsmouth history has been preserved for all to enjoy,” said Town Council President Keith Hamilton. The deal involves just under...

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee will hold a public meet on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Colt School auditorium to revisit their controversial decision to shorten the parade route. Last Wednesday the committee voted 46 to 9 in favor of shortening the route by a half-mile on Hope Street, starting at Guiteras School instead of its...

As winter's cold descends, Coggeshall Farm Museum will warm up visitors with a variety of demonstrations and activities to entice all ages. Experience 18th-century candlemaking, blacksmithing and hearthcooking. Discover Coggeshall's "Bornstein Collection" of historic hand tools, or help the museum document its 43-year history by identifing photographs from the last four decades. Activities include bread baking, candle making, blacksmithing,...

A petition against the Bristol Fourth of July Parade Committee's decision to shorten the parade route's Hope Street section had 2,361 supporters as of Monday morning, Jan. 11. The committee voted last Wednesday to eliminate most of the parade route section on Hope Street, from Chestnut Street to Guiteras School. The 2.4-mile long parade will now be just under 2...

The Barrington girls hockey team beat Warwick, 4-1, in the first game of the annual JP Medeiros Jr. Memorial Hockey Showdown at Portsmouth Abbey ice rink on Wednesday night. Eagles sophomore forward Carissa Rego scored the first two goals for Barrington for a 2-1 lead in the second period. Freshman defenseman Madelyn Cox blasted a shot into the net from...

The Barrington High School hockey team defeated Mt. Hope in the annual Medeiros Memorial hockey game on Wednesday night, Jan. 6, at the Portsmouth Abbey rink. The boys' team defeated Mt. Hope 7-4 and built a 4-0 lead before Mt. Hope netted its first goal. Kyle DeFreitas and Josh Roy took turns scoring early in the game, as DeFreitas scored the first goal...

To the editor: Although the difference came down to just 120 votes, with the final results from the Board of Elections it’s clear that we did not prevail. I congratulate John Pagliarini, our new senator from District 11, and look forward to working with him over the next few months. I want to thank all the voters of Portsmouth, Bristol, and...

Winter is a wonderful time to see harbor seals and many species of beautiful ducks just off the shoreline of Prudence Island. Spend part of the day viewing the harbor seals and learning about their biology and migration habits, and make several stops around the island to search for waterfowl including eiders, mergansers, goldeneyes and buffleheads. This winter adventure...

As winter's cold descends, Coggeshall Farm Museum will warm up visitors with a variety of demonstrations and activities to entice all ages. Experience 18th-century candlemaking, blacksmithing and hearthcooking. Discover Coggeshall's "Bornstein Collection" of historic hand tools, or help the museum document its 43-year history by identifing photographs from the last four decades. Activities include bread baking, candle making, blacksmithing,...

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