One Square Mile: Bristol http://ripr.org en The 229th Bristol Fourth http://ripr.org/post/229th-bristol-fourth <p>Hike the streets of Bristol this week. It’s an exercise in history and Old Home Week. From the concerts in Independence Park, to the taverns, markets and a Hope Street adorned with the freshly painted &nbsp;red, white and blue stripe down the middle.</p><p>This old&nbsp; New England port, marinated in history, is the scene this week of handshakes and hugs, as people who haven’t seen each other recently - some in many years – greet and relive the old times.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:39:55 +0000 Scott MacKay 36003 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: American Cuisine and Seasonal Soup at Bristol's Persimmon http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-american-cuisine-and-seasonal-soup-bristols-persimmon <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="#282828" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">With just 37 seats, Persimmon isn&rsquo;t one of the largest restaurants in Bristol, but it&rsquo;s won accolades far and wide for its creative cuisine. </span></font></span></font></span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:53:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 23237 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: American Cuisine and Seasonal Soup at Bristol's Persimmon One Square Mile: A Public Forum on the Future of Bristol's Boat-Building Industry http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-public-forum-future-bristols-boat-building-industry <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">A forum featuring Bristol boat builders and industry leaders discussing how the boat building industry is recovering from the bottom dropping out during the financial crisis of 2008.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;">&nbsp; Recorded Thursday, October 10th</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none;"> at the Bristol Elks Lodge.</span></p><p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:28:41 +0000 Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 23131 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: A Public Forum on the Future of Bristol's Boat-Building Industry One Square Mile: The Portuguese Gardens of Bristol http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-portuguese-gardens-bristol <p>All this week we&#39;ve been bringing you stories from Bristol in our series One Square Mile. Today we check in on the Portuguese Gardens in Bristol. This specific style of gardening sheds light not only on specific Portuguese traditions but also on the individuals who choose to practice it. Rhode Island Public Radio&#39;s Emma Ruddock visits Ed and Rachel Castro to learn more about the beautiful gardens right in their back yard. Here is an audio postcard.</p><p></p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Emma Ruddock 22954 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: The Portuguese Gardens of Bristol The Bottom Line: Building More Than Boats In Bristol http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-building-more-boats-bristol <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio&#39;s Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we&#39;re calling &quot;The Bottom Line.&quot; Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Jonathan Craig, sales and marketing director of GMT Composites of Bristol. The nearly 30-year-old company develops carbon fiber products for a diverse clientele, including the maritime and robotics industries and medical components.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:57:08 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 23107 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Building More Than Boats In Bristol One Square Mile: Quito's Restaurant Serving Up Seafood To Bristol http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-quitos-restaurant-serving-seafood-bristol <p>As part of our One Square Mile: Bristol series we&#39;ve been visiting area eateries.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio&#39;s John Bender went to Quito&#39;s Restaurant, and has this profile of the place that&#39;s been serving seafood on Bristol&#39;s waterfront since 1954.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:09:22 +0000 John Bender 23093 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Quito's Restaurant Serving Up Seafood To Bristol One Square Mile: Bristol's Quahoggers http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristols-quahoggers <p>Quahoging has long been a major industry in the town of Bristol, situated right on the waterfront.&nbsp; But as the population of local fishermen ages, and market prices plummet, the industry faces some serious threats.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio&rsquo;s John Bender went out on a boat with a young quahogger to find out more about the town&#39;s historic industry.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:55:59 +0000 John Bender 23092 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol's Quahoggers One Square Mile: Bristol, A Town In Photos http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristol-town-photos <p>Throughout his career Bristol native Manuel &quot;Manny&quot; C. Correira has been a sports journalist, columnist, and photographer, in Rhode Island for the East Bay Newspapers and the Providence Journal.</p><p>As part of our One Square Mile: Bristol series, he graciously curated some of his best shots of his hometown for use in the series.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Manuel C. Correira 23087 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol, A Town In Photos One Square Mile: Bristol's Regionalized School District http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristols-regionalized-school-district <p>Bristol, Rhode Island is home to one of the largest consolidated school districts in the state, the Bristol-Warren Regional School District. For today’s installment of our series One Square Mile Bristol, Rhode Island Public Radio’s education reporter, Elisabeth Harrison, wanted to find out whether regionalizing has been a success.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:04:33 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 23067 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol's Regionalized School District One Square Mile: Bristol's Boat Building Industry http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-bristols-boat-building-industry <p>All this week we&#39;ve been bringing you stories from Bristol in our series One Square Mile. We check in on the town&#39;s boat building industry. The sector got whacked, as one boat builder describes it, when the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008. Rhode Island Public Radio&#39;s Catherine Welch checks in to see how it&rsquo;s doing now.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:53:20 +0000 Catherine Welch 22982 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: Bristol's Boat Building Industry