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International exchange students seeking host families in Bristol

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Bristol for the upcoming academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base

Clarence Davis and his neighbor, Charlene Vernon, talk about the Parker Avenue situation last fall.

Town gets tough on eyesore properties

Fed up with decrepit properties and ordinances that have been mostly ineffective in forcing their owners to clean them up, the Warren Town Council is taking steps to toughen its property standards and penalties — even if finding someone to enforce them proves difficult. At last month’s meeting, the council passed a zoning amendment that


Month after sewage spill, DEM re-opens Kickemuit

Exactly one month after a sewage spill shut the Kickemuit River to shellfishing, state health officials have re-opened the river and given its waters a clean bill of health. Based on acceptable results of shellfish samples collected Monday, the Department of Environmental Management re-opened the river to shellfishing at sunrise Thursday, July 24. The river

Alfred E. Figureid, 92, Warren

Alfred E. “Eddy” Figureid, 92, of Libby Lane, Warren, died Tuesday July 22, at Grace Barker Nursing Home. He was the husband of Ruth (Gervais) Figureid for more than 69 years. He was born in Warren a son of the late Antone and Maria ( Soares) Figureid. He was a US Army Veteran, serving as


State steps in as Warren seeks building inspector

State officials have stepped in to help Warren, which has been unable to find a new building inspector following the resignation of William Nash at the beginning of June. Despite two rounds of advertising the open position — the most recent application deadline passed last friday, July 18 — town officials have received no applications

Superintendent Mario Andrade has a new assistant as the Bristol Warren Regional School District names its second-in-command.

Bristol-Warren names assistant superintendent

With the retirement of Bristol Warren Regional School District Superintendent Melinda Thies, the district is now under new management, after the School Committee promoted former Assistant Superintendent Mario Andrade to replace her. Now Mr. Andrade has been replaced. It was recently announced that Diane Fanna of Tiverton will take over as second-in-command for the schools.