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Members of the RI Prospects travel team, coach Jim Ramos, left, and Andrew LeBlanc, take batting practice at 365 Sports. Photos by Keith Dickervitz

Bristol’s new field of dreams – especially in winter

Bristol’s new field of dreams – especially in winter

Even when the snow is falling quietly outside, the crack of a bat hitting a baseball springs hope that home runs and strikeouts, like beach blankets and frozen lemonade, can’t be too far away. Baseball, softball and other outdoor sports leagues in the East Bay and Aquidneck Island now have a 34,000 square-foot indoor facility

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Fundraisers keep Bristol’s 4th afloat

It’s still a few months until July 4, but Bristol’s 4th plans are well underway, with a host of events to help finance the holiday celebration. Here’s a list of ongoing and upcoming fundraisers to finance the country’s oldest Independence Day celebration: 25-week lottery A 25-week lottery began January 10 and runs through July 3,

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DEM closes Bristol Harbor to shellfishing

Elevated bacteria levels in Bristol Harbor has forced the harbor to close to all shellfishing beginning at sunrise Tuesday. The state Department of Environmental Management announced the closure Monday afternoon after Bristol reported a lack of disinfection in the harbor that resulted in elevated bacteria levels in plant effluent. The Bristol Harbor Master will collect

Mt. Hope gymnast Victoria Genreau vaults at the New England meet.

Mt. Hope gymnast places in top third at New Englands

Mt. Hope High School gymnast Victoria Gendreau placed in the top third at the New England Gymnastics Championship meet held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, over the weekend. Coming off a fourth place finish at the state meet and leading her team to a second place finish in Division II, Gendreau returned to the New Englands for

Louis L. Lagarto, 88, Portsmouth

Louis Lopes Lagarto, 88, of Portsmouth, passed away on Feb. 3. He was the husband of the late Germaine (Alves) Lagarto. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Antonio and Amelia (Henriques) Lagarto. He is survived by his children, Louis Lagarto Jr., Jeanne Oliveira and her husband Mark; grandchildren Daniel Lagarto and

Hayden Therault of the Portsmouth High School unified basketball team tries to break free of a Rogers defender. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth students’ senior projects boost unified sports

PORTSMOUTH — Dennis DeJesus, director of Special Olympics Rhode Island, liked what he saw inside the gym at Portsmouth High School. All around him, athletes with various disabilities and their helpers/coaches were enjoying the thrill of athletic competition on three different basketball courts. The injury fund unified basketball tournament held Wednesday, featuring six teams from around the

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Grand Victorian includes equestrian center

Overlooking a state-of-the-art equestrian facility, this Victorian estate set back off Bulgarmarsh Road offers luxury living for horse lovers in Tiverton. The home is a dream come true for horse enthusiasts. The equestrian center includes a 21-stall heated barn with an indoor and outdoor clay/sand ring. The 9.73-acre property contains five large and six individual

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