Local water authority wins 'Hydrant Hysteria'

David DaSilva and Nicholas Deveau, representing the Bristol County Water Authority, placed first in the inaugural Hydrant Hysteria competition, held during the New England Water Works Association …
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Remains of Wampanoag chief will be returned to original resting place in Warren

A century and a half after his bones were pulled from the sandy gravel of today’s Burr’s Hill Park, the remains of Wampanoag Massasoit 8sâmeeqan, the native leader who signed the …

Riverside Renaissance Movement teams with CCRI on continuing education effort

EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its quest to enhance its section specifically, but the greater city as well, the Riverside Renaissance Movement is teaming up with the Community College of Rhode …

Customers, officials wish BHOP a happy 40th

Scores of people filed into Bristol House of Pizza Monday afternoon and into the evening to help celebrate the restaurant’s 40th anniversary. Local officials, including Town Administrator …

Portsmouth to state: Get rid of blue RhodeWorks signs

PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich now has an ally in his quest to get rid of all those “ugly” blue RhodeWorks signs in Portsmouth and the surrounding area: the Town Council. The …

RI Heritage Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame today announced the selection of ten prominent Rhode Islanders for membership in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. The Hall …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …
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Sports
Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

PORTSMOUTH—The URI women’s rugby team lost in the cup semifinals to Vassar 24-5 on Sunday during the Beast of the East tournament at Glen Farm on Sunday. The playoff lost earned the Lady Rams a …

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

‘Greatest runner ever’ from Bristol

Mt. Hope moves up leader board with pair of wins

Things to Do
An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

This is such an easy, yet elegant dish. But, it needs a flavorful mushroom. Don’t use white, button mushrooms as they are too bland. I found cremini, shiitake or baby bellas (or once a mix of …

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

KMS to stage ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

An empty face at Burr's Hill

Letter: Bristol’s immigration vote a ‘dangerous first step’

Speak-Out: Illegal immigrants, patriotic plates, cocaine in the bathroom

Letter: North Burial Ground approaches 200 years of service

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.