Vast Tiverton sports center takes shape

TIVERTON — By any measure, the massive Longplex sports center under construction along Industrial Way in Tiverton, a little north of Fish Road, is imposing. It's clearly visible traveling in either direction north of the town on Route 24
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Warren group helps others, one skein at a time

Nearly 1,000 cold hands and heads will be warmer this winter, thanks to a group of 14 knitters from Warren and Bristol named Connie’s Kids. Over the last few years the ‘Kids,” named for …

BCWA starting $2.3 million job off Metacom in Bristol

The Bristol County Water Authority will soon begin $2.3 million worth of improvements to a key pump station off Metacom Avenue, a move that officials believe will help with fire protection and could …

Bristol firefighters talk safety at Colt Andrews School

The Bristol Fire Department came to Colt Andrews School on Wednesday, Oct. 11. to speak to first and second graders about firefighters, gear and fire safety during Fire Prevention Week. On …

Colt School is a step closer in getting back to it's former glory in Bristol

Alpha Omega Construction crew from East Providence put the second set of marble steps into place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and are moving to the final stages of getting the Colt School back to it's …

VIDEO: Bill Harley says good storytellers can be good writers

The brightly colored cafeteria at Hugh Cole School was crowded with children’s squeals of laughter on Oct. 2, when Grammy award-winning artist, author and storyteller Bill Harley had his first of …
Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Jayne Dennis, and son-in-law, Jeffrey Skillings. He was the loving husband of the late Doris C. Dennis. Born in …

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Durval R. Medeiros, 50, of Bristol

Ralph A. Celone, 92, Bristol

Patricia M. Romano, 77, of Bristol

Clement E. Beauregard, 80, of Bristol

Veronica A. Black, 75, of Bristol

Lady Huskies crush Tollgate, 8-1, look to make playoff run

Huskies junior Kaelen McKenna scored three goals and an assist in leading the Mt. Hope girls soccer team over Tollgate, 8-1, at Vendituoli Field on Friday evening. Olivia Medieros, Jenna Cimbron, …

Meet ‘Kevin from Bristol’ — a sports talk celebrity

Special tournament attracts athletes to Bristol

Portsmouth shuts out Mt. Hope in home opener, 28-0

Mt. Hope cross country teams battle heat, gnats and teams

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Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

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

Let them eat zucchini bread

Finish for a Guinness Sunday in Warren

Tiverton seniors sew — and reap — big profits

Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

To the editor: When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. With 1 in 4 Rhode Islanders experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes, and nearly 1 in 10 Rhode Island high schoolers …

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

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

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

Letter: Return ancestral land to the Pokanokets

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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.