Local novel adds mysticism to historic events

In 1912, “the unsinkable ship” was making its maiden voyage across the Atlantic when it struck an iceberg and sank, dooming 1,500 people to icy, watery graves. Could the tragedy have …
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Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

Belltower was warned of roof weakness

The owners and management company of Belltower Plaza knew as long ago as July 2015 that the roof was compromised and did little about it before part of it collapsed during a snowstorm last week, …

Bristol taxes would rise 1% under budget plan

The average Bristol homeowner would pay about $60 more a year in property tax if the Town Council approves Town Administrator Steven Contente’s budget. The Town Council continued its …

'Blithewold Wedding' will serve as fund-raiser

The Barrington Garden Club is inviting all to a “Blithewold Wedding” — a cocktail party in conjunction with their annual flower show on Friday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The …

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

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …
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Sports
Local soccer club turns semi-pro

The Lincoln Club Soccer Team, based in Bristol, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a big announcement about the league’s future. The team will be joining The Champions Soccer …

Unified teams tip-off in early season action

RWU polo team advances to nationals

Huskies strike first, win game one in Division III finals

East Bay girls knocked from playoffs by South County

Things to Do
Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

Letter: Council’s mooring fee increase is counterproductive

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: Stand together against bigotry and hate

Speak-Out: No need for more than a week of school vacation

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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.