Bristol boards agree and narrowly approve taller Belvedere plan
The controversial plan to put 20 apartments and a pizza restaurant in a new downtown Bristol building cleared two major hurdles … Read More
Bristol Harbor Commission approves big marina expansion
A long hoped-for expansion of public dock space has cleared another bureaucratic hurdle after the Bristol Harbor Commission met Monday … Read More
Rep. Marshall amends finance reports, denies wrongdoing
“If someone were to do a report, they would find that almost every candidate amends on a fairly regular basis,” said Rep. Kenneth … Read More
Sports
Another 'Classic' in Barrington
One of the largest crowds ever turned out for this year's CVS Health Charity Classic golf tournament at Rhode Island Country Club on … Read More
East Bay girls win state championship
The East Bay Girls Lacrosse 7/8 Blue team won the RIYLL State Championship on June 17, defeating South County 13-8. Reilly Curran … Read More
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and … Read More
Police Report
Mt. Hope student ‘dies’ in mock crash
Mt. Hope High School student Liam Bullard only had about 10 minutes to live when when his cell phone buzzed in class Thursday … Read More
Tiverton bank theft suspect nabbed in Bristol
TIVERTON — A man suspected of committing a robbery of the north Tiverton branch of Bank Newport on April 2 was arrested Monday in … Read More
Bristol police arrested alleged cocaine dealer
A Warwick man suspected of distributing cocaine throughout Bristol and elsewhere in Rhode Island was arrested by Bristol police last … Read More
Obituaries
Donald J. Farish, 75, of Bristol

Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish, who transformed RWU into a vibrant, vital institution devoted to community engagement, college affordability and equity, died on Thursday, July …

Robert J. “Buzz” Barry, 87, of Warren

Donald J. Thivierge, 62, of Bristol

Henry V. Diodati, 88, of Bristol

Rev. Paul F. O’Malley, 91

Frank P. Guarniere, 91, of Warren

Rachael A. Mascena, 64, of Bristol

Mary 'Mamie' Silva, 97, of Bristol

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Jim McGaw

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.