BRISTOL BITS: Edgewood Little League board members step down

Published on Sunday, 17 September 2017 22:27
Written by Bob Montgomery

Staff Writer

John Flis sent me an email to say that Chris Gimpl was instrumental in stabilizing the board of the Edgewood Little League the past two years and turned over his presidential position in stepping down.

Chris presided over the past meeting of the board and gave a touching tribute to those who volunteered along with him.

Those also stepping down were Rick Fradette, Lori Nohilly, Mark Russo, Joe Guerin, Michele Roalf, Jeff Babin, Mike Nohilly, Tracy Ring and Royal Bullock.

Returning to the board and their titles are: Chris Murtaugh, president; Ryan Jaswell, vice-president/player agent; Mike Ziogas, vice-president/upper divisions; Dee Valerio-Matyka, Challenger Division coordinator; Dave Dauphinais, league treasurer, John Flis, umpire-in-chief; and Mike DeNoto, league maintenance coordinator.

On Frank Nicastro

Vern Stockman called me the other day after seeing my story on Frank Nicastro in Friday’s paper and said some good things about the former five-time Bristol mayor.

One item he brought out was the fact that when someone passed an idea to Frank, he would listen and think about the idea of whether is was good for Bristol or not. His decisions were what he felt were best for the city, Vern told me.

Joe and the boys

Joe Stanco, owner of Trim Unlimited, and his crew were part of a story in Sunday’s edition of this publication regarding downtown barber shops. I took a picture of Joe with his son, Mike, and Dan Barresi, another member of the T.U. team and am presenting it here.

Rewind - 1992

First Lady Barbara Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser at the home of Wallace Barnes and his wife, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Franklin on Sept. 22.

“That’s the plan, but I don’t know any details,” said Barnes, who describes Mrs. Bush as a close friend.

The event is being organized by the Presidential Trust, a campaign arm of the Republican National Committee. Barnes, who attended the GOP National Convention last month and is considered a player in national circles, added that the guest list is being issued by the trust.

“We’ve met her many times,” he said. “She’s an old friend of both Barbara Franklin and myself. She’s a wonderful person.”

Deb Ahl on Rodd’s

Deb Ahl sent me an email after I wrote about Mike “Bogie” Boguslawski’s feeding friends and others at The Pines on Fridays at noon. She added that last week’s lunch was donated by Rodd’s on the Go, a new business in Bristol related to Rodd’s Restaurant. She added that its owner, Gina Cianci-Legani Pellerin, was honored when she got the call from Mike.

“She did a nice spread with a cake that said, ‘Rodd’s is in your corner,’ “ Deb added.


I saw this license plate on a white SUV Sunday morning. Could it be that its owner once shot a hole-in-one on the 17th hole when playing golf?

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Blues, General News on Sunday, 17 September 2017 22:27. Updated: Sunday, 17 September 2017 22:29.