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Louis V. Costa, 89, Bristol

Louis V. Costa, 89, of 180 Franklin St., Bristol, died Friday, Oct. 10, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, Bristol. Born in Fall River, Mass., and a lifelong Bristol resident, he was a son of the late Joseph and Julia A. (Mello) Costa. Mr. Costa was a chief warrant officer in the US Navy during WWII in


Bristol Police: Tresspassing, loud parties, cows on the loose

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls from Sept. 30-Oct. 6: Tuesday, Sept. 30 A caller reported that a man in a black pickup truck with tinted windows was harassing a 20-year-old woman on High Street around 4:30 p.m.. Officers investigated and found no problems. A resident on Jenkins Street called to complain

Charlie Leiber of Lexington, Mass. poses with his first place 1870 pound pumpkin. Photos by Rich Dionne

Leiber’s pumpkin king of the giants

WARREN—After loading dozens of pumpkins onto the weighing platform all day, Lexington, Mass. pumpkin grower Charlie Leiber watched his ginormous pumpkin out weigh the others with a weight of 1870 pounds at Frerich’s Farms 2014 Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off on Sunday afternoon. Steve Sperry of Johnston, took second place and was


House of the Week: Sits on 32 wooded acres

Rehoboth, Mass., is a rural community with miles of country roads and tree-lined streets, which is also home to me of the area’s most beautiful properties, including the home at 250 County St. The sprawling contemporary yet classic home sits on 32 acres of prime real estate. With more than 7,500 square feet of living

Bristol arrest log: Domestic incidents, marijuana charge

The Bristol Police Department arrested the following people last week: Zakary A. Kanstantino, 23, of 20 Holebrook St., Apt. 4, Freeport, Maine, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. He was arrested on the Roger Williams University campus around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 1.   Interested in more local police news? Check

Nina Murphy pulls a crossing flag from its container at the corner of Hope Street and State Street.

Bristol takes ‘one small step’ to improve pedestrian safety

Ever since the Hope Street reconstruction project, said Bristol resident and local business owner Nancy Chace, walking through downtown has become more of a challenge. After a recent encounter near Colt-Andrews School when Ms. Chace had to pull her daughter out of the way of a passing car despite the presence of a crossing guard

3 Hunt Drive, Barrington

Open houses planned around East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 2 Deep Meadow Road — Sunday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3.5, $769,000. Residential Properties, Kerri Payne, 401-245-9600. 28 Washington Road — Sunday, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Raised ranch, 3, 2.5, $319,000. Residential Properties, Maureen