Local boats shine at Newport International Boat Show

A star of last weekend’s Newport International Boat Show was Hinkley’s (Portsmouth) all-electric-powered 28.5-foot Dasher, billed as the first electric luxury powerboat. Looking little like …
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4 Bridges Ride participants head over the Sakonnet (photos)

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — If you were wondering what all those bicyclists were doing on the roads this morning, they were participating in the 4 Bridges Ride.  The event was a 26-mile …

4 Bridges Ride to cause traffic delays Sunday morning

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority is warning motorists that due to the 4 Bridges Ride on Sunday, Sept. 17, early morning motorists on Aquidneck Island should be prepared for slight delays and …

Roger Williams University signs deal to buy waterfront estate "Wind Hill"

Roger Williams University has signed a purchase and sale agreement to buy “Wind Hill,” a 17-acre estate known to many as the home of sailing legend Stanley Livingston. The property is on …

Tests scores rank Rockwell as one of the best schools in Rhode Island

The results are in, and for the third year in a row, Rockwell Elementary School students are setting the standard for student performance in the Bristol Warren Regional School District. For that matter, they’re setting the standard in the state of Rhode Island this year.

Bristol volunteers will gather for sold-out Firemen's Ball

It’s been approximately 30 years since the Bristol Volunteer Fire Dept. held its last Firemen’s Ball, but tomorrow night, 160 members of the department and their guests will file into the …

New England Revolution honors Bristol's Good Night Lights ‘Hero’

The New England Revolution honored Steve Brosnihan from Bristol as the Hero of the Match at the team’s home game on Saturday, Sept. 9, against the Montreal Impact. Mr. Brosnihan, a cartoonist …

DOT pledges $1 million East Bay Bike Path fix

Once again, about a month ago, a cyclist came to grief on a short stretch of the East Bay Bike Path just north of Bristol’s Beach Road. Linda Brunini-Formica didn’t see it happen but arrived …

Raimondo: School fix could top $2 billion

Rhode Island’s schools are old and outdated, cramped and inadequate — and it will cost billions to bring them into the 21st century. That was the word Wednesday from Gov. Gina …
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Sports
Physical Huskies out last Mt. Pleasant, 26-20

BRISTOL — Quarterback Matt DeFelice led the Huskies by rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for another as the football team won their first league game of the season over Mt. Pleasant, 26-20, …

Mt. Hope blanks East Providence, 13-0

LaSalle Academy baseball program enjoys its East Bay influence

East Providence's Mercurio reflects on rise up baseball coaching ladder

Runners and walkers flock to inaugural Mt. Hope Bridge Run (video)

Things to Do
Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Fire buffs are in for a treat when dozens of antique trucks converge on Warren this Sunday, Sept. 17. The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society will hold its annual show at Burr’s Hill …

Let them eat zucchini bread

Finish for a Guinness Sunday in Warren

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

Opinion
Editorial: Welcome to Bristol – Home of High-Performing School

Not long ago, it would have been difficult to believe Bristol was home to one of the highest-performing schools in Rhode Island. Though these were never considered “bad” schools, they …

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Editorial: Bristol should get serious about 'deregionalization' — or not

Letter: Return ancestral land to the Pokanokets

Brown and indigenous people — humanitarianism or hypocrisy?

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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.