Bristol Police: Road rage, fight night, neighborhood napper

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26: Tuesday, Sept. 20 A resident on Wood Street reported his door bell being run multiple times for …
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Farm-to-Fork critical for local farm ‘survival’

With a professionally trained chef running the show, Roger Williams University’s Dining Commons serves up a lot more than your typical cafeteria fare on even an ordinary day. On Tuesday, the …

Hunt 72 wins best new powerboat; shipyard honored; Schaffer joins N.E. Boat works

The Hunt 72 powerboat was a double winner at the recent Newport International Boat Show. Built by Portsmouth-based Hunt Yachts, the 72-footer was named Best New Powerboat Over 35 Feet, and Best …

Fall Fair raises funds for Guiteras

Students bounced in the bounce house, painted their faces and played “musical cakes” while their parents shopped among local vendors Saturday all to raise money for Guitars School The …

Celebrating the road to recovery

The Bristol Health Equity Zone hosted its first Recovery Rally on Town Common Saturday from noon-3 p.m., aiming to encourage those going through the addiction recovery process and help others just …

Mt. Hope names academic all-stars

Twenty-seven Mt. Hope High School student-athletes excel not just on the field but in the classroom, earning distinction as scholar athletes. The school honored the students during half-time at …

NECAP, SAT results: Test scores mixed in Bristol Warren schools

Mt. Hope High School students are well above their Rhode Island peers in SAT scores, and Bristol-Warren elementary students are excelling in science.  However, middle school and high school …
Annmary Holt, 85, Providence

Annmary (Church) Holt, 85, of Providence, passed away on Sept. 20.    Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Hezekiah and Marie (DeAlvarez) Church. She is survived by her …

Margaret Mary Mancieri, Bristol

Irene A. Cabral, 85, Bristol

Manuel Gilberto Matos, 77, Bristol

Elvira T. Groff, 88, Bristol

Dorothy B. Caromile, 84, Bristol

Carmella (Mancieri) Mello, 92, Bristol

Angelina A. Rubino, 86, Bristol

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Huskies football dominates Coventry 25-6

The Mt. Hope Huskies football team dominated Coventry High School 25-6 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Quarterback Vincent Berretto led the Huskies attack, finding the endzone four times — …

Mt. Hope soccer struggles early

Mt. Hope sports briefs: Volleyball, tennis

Norwegian Olympian now freshman sailor at RWU

Sailors invited to Bud Humphrey Race on Sunday, Sept. 25

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Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

These days, I feel as if I’m living on borrowed time. I pulled carrots and onions and am using the Swiss chard as quickly as I can. When the forecast for a recent Thursday night was 48 degrees, …

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

Rally aims to encourage, celebrate addiction recovery

Exhibit to offer unique glimpse into Bristol’s past

Warren woman gives gift of life to boyfriend

Letter: Alliance helps give peace a chance

In honor of International Peace Day, a tip of my hat goes to the people of the Sakonnet Peace Alliance in Little Compton. For more than 20 years, they have gathered in silent witness, calling …

Letter: Auction, reception help ‘protect and improve’ the bay

Letter: Source of climate change in doubt

Speak-Out: 'Hoodlums' of Bristol, carpetbagging teachers

Letter: Source of climate change in doubt

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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.