Bristol woman removed from Barrington library, charged

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Barrington police received a call from the Barrington Public Library for a woman who was being disruptive. When officers arrived they could hear a woman yelling; she was …
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‘Relevance’ in education

A handful of Mt. Hope High School students got the opportunity to gain real-world experience last year through an internship program that partnered the school district with local companies. This …

Bristol to celebrate ‘Last Night’ Sunday

With school buses rumbling again and Labor Day approaching this weekend, the summer is unofficially coming to an end. But there’s still time to celebrate one “Last …

Drivers ditched cars, only to find bridge also closed to pedestrians

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Several drivers who couldn’t get into Tiverton due to Monday’s mishap on the Sakonnet River Bridge thought they had a smart idea: Just ditch the car in …

New photos: Bridge inspectors rescued after truck flips

Two bridge inspectors who had been left suspended in a bucket beneath the Sakonnet River Bridge early Monday afternoon when their boom truck overturned have been rescued.

Cups, bottles and butts: RWU students clear Bristol waterfront of debris

Roger Williams University first-year students have just arrived in town, and have already made a huge impact on the community. About 50 incoming freshmen at the university met at Independence Park …

Custom Touisset home has plenty of space, and water views

Enjoy gracious living and entertaining in this custom, waterview Gambrel Colonial in the Touisset neighborhood in Warren. The four-bedroom home at 1 Stonegate Road has more than 3,300 square feet, …
Margarida Manteiga, 83, Bristol

Margarida (Tavares) Manteiga, 83, of Hamlet Court, passed away on Aug. 27 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Manuel Soares Manteiga.   Born in Rosario de Lagoa, St. Michael, …

Jeffrey Jame Vieira, 24, Bristol

Cheryl Louise Bennett, 58, formerly of Bristol

Natalie Stein, 67, Bristol

Raymond 'Doc' Dyer, 96, Bristol

Anthony Medina, 60, Bristol

Paul D. Sullivan, 72, formerly of Bristol

Clelia P. Fiordelisi

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Bristol native wins national athletic award

Throughout his outstanding career in athletics, Michael P. Lunney has always strived to be the best that he can be. Now, he’s being recognized by his national peers for a job well done. Mr. …

Former Mt. Hope soccer star is a Hall of Famer

Are you ready for some football?

Local girls part of second-best-in-nation soccer team

‘Unapologetically difficult’ race slated for Colt State Park

Things to Do
A simple shrimp dinner for yourself or company

This is an easy recipe we love from one of my favorite cookbooks. It’s in the appetizer section and they recommend serving it on rounds of French bread; but, I like to serve the shrimp as a …

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

‘How a bee sting saved my life’

Bake fresh tautog in a colorful herb butter

A cool summer meal for the dog days of August

New websites (and a book on English/Colonial history) to aid your research

It seems as if there’s no end to the new websites you can find for genealogical research. Using a search engine to find just about any topic turns up something interesting.I was doing a little …

Speak-Out: Residents still riled up about potential new Dunkin’

Editorial: Heroic effort

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

Letter: Share in Rhode Island's Hope at Statehouse

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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.