Interim leader chosen for Mount Hope Farm

A new leader has taken the helm at Mount Hope Farm, replacing Jennifer Bristol, who resigned recently to pursue other opportunities. Andrea Rounds, a Bristol resident, has been named interim …
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Dunkin’ Donuts plan returns without Bristol Council's traffic study

A controversial proposal to build a free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back on the Zoning Board’s agenda Monday, even though a traffic study the Town Council requested has …

Toy drive aims to help ‘kids that won’t see Santa’

Lessons learned in confirmation class to help others has for two local students turned into an annual campaign to help less fortunate kids have a better Christmas. The St. Nicholas toy drive is …

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

The East Bay Co-op girls' ice hockey team improved to 1-1 after skating to a 4-2 win over South County on Saturday, Dec. 3. Carissa Rego has led the Eagles in scoring so far — she scored her …

Personal trainer pumps up KMS students

Dozens of Kickemuit Middle School students spent Monday afternoon stretching their quads, getting their hearts pumping and breaking a sweat as the school launched its first-ever, day-of-organized, …

Bristol officials preach teamwork at swearing-in

With repeated messages of teamwork and cooperation, Bristol’s newly elected public officials took the oath of office Monday night during the 23rd inauguration of town leaders. New Town …

Toy drive aims to help ‘kids that won’t see Santa’

Lessons learned in confirmation class to help others has for two local students turned into an annual campaign to help less fortunate kids have a better Christmas. The St. Nicholas toy drive is …
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Sports
Mt. Hope Alumni Games support school athletics

For those unfamiliar with the Rhode Island Warrior Foundation’s Bristol/Warren Alumni football game, it’s more than just an exhibition of athletic talent between former Mt. Hope High …

When Bristol was ‘Soccer capital of Rhode Island'

Mt. Hope holds off Barrington in exciting Thanksgiving Day win

Alumni games planned at Mt. Hope

It’s rivalry week: ’Throw the records out’

Things to Do
Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

One of my favorite comfort foods this time of year is a braised dish of beef, lamb or veal shanks. They make the house smell great and are delicious with the gravy spooned over mashed potatoes. Plus, …

Downtown Bristol to be bathed in sea of color

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth

Chorus to celebrate final ‘Bristol Christmas’

‘Kickoff to Christmas’ supports families in need

Opinion
Editorial: Residents won't be able to drive through

The fact that Bristol’s roads are often congested — especially in the afternoon and during the summer tourism season — is no secret to anyone who’s ever driven in …

Community support allows Bristol to Bloom

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Letter: A fond farewell to Mount Hope Farm

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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.