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A man on a mission

A man on a mission

When your life’s passion has been working for social justice from the South Bronx to South Africa, retirement is a relative term. If you visited the carnival in downtown Bristol at the beginning of the month, you may have seen a tall, energetic septuagenarian cleaning out the prize shelf at the basketball game. Ball after


Bridge gives access to public open space

Thanks to the efforts of the town, the conservation commission and volunteers, local residents can enjoy some passive recreation among the woods and wetlands that were once working farms. More than 100 acres of open space are situated between the Warren town line and Tupelo Street, and Metacom Avenue and Hope Street. Recently, a footbridge

Wednesday's rains cause early floods on High Street in Bristol, maing the road nearly impassable.

Heavy rains wreak havoc on Bristol roads

With the National Weather Service issuing weather advisory calling for potential rainfall of up to two inches per hour until 10:30 a.m., Bristol is already underwater in some spots. Adding to the rainfall, high tide for Wednesday, July 16 is 11:57 a.m., which, together with heavy rainfall commonly wreaks havoc on trouble spots such as

RWU sailing

RWU athletes celebrate most successful year in school history

Capturing numerous championship wins and qualifying for NCAA tournaments, the student athletes of Roger Williams University finished the academic year by making it the most successful in the 42-year history of athletics at the university. Roger Williams’ Athletic Director Dave Kemmy shared the school’s athletic milestone. “The accomplishments reached far and wide across the department,


Flood watch issued for Bristol County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bristol County as heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to move through the area today and Wednesday. The weather service issued the flash flood watch for Bristol, Kent, Providence and Washington Counties beginning at 8 p.m. Monday and running through Wednesday afternoon. Localized road flooding and

Georgianna Almeida, 97, Bristol

Georgianna (Sousa) Almeida, 97, of Fox Hill Ave, Bristol, died Sunday, July 13, at the Warren Skilled Nursing, Warren. She was the wife of the late Joseph Almeida. Born in Plymouth, Mass., a daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (DaPonte) Sousa, Mrs. Almeida was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Church.

Richard Cabral, 72, formerly of Bristol

Richard Cabral,72, of Valrico, Florida, and formerly of Bristol, passed away on April 28. He was the husband of Carmen (Nazario) Cabral. They were married for 46 years. Born in Fall River, Mr. Cabral was the only child of the late Francis and Emily (Vargas) Cabral. He was a wonderful father to Sharon Cabral, Deborah