The Latest From Bristol

World War II display commemorates veterans in downtown Bristol

Sunday nights were for the girls — at least that’s how it was at Pat Sullivan Fonseca’s house, during the height of World War II. Only six years old when her father and three uncles …
Remembering the Puniello brothers — five siblings, five veterans
Carmine Puniello immigrated to the USA in 1909 from Frosolone, Italy. Thirteen years later he and his wife Anna built their home on 76 … Read More
Veterans’ Day services at two locations in Bristol on Sunday
Bristol’s official Veterans Day observances will begin at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 11, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the War … Read More
Bristol native opens new restaurant in the heart of Providence
A Bristol native brought buzz to the capital city Thursday night with the opening of his new restaurant, Sarto, a Rhode … Read More
Obituaries
George W. Leffingwell Jr., 87, of Bristol
George W. Leffingwell Jr., 87, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. He … Read More
Helen B. Castigliego, 85, of Bristol
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Karen M. Travers, 71, Warren
Karen M. (Abbruzzi) Travers, 71, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2018 in Delray Beach, Florida, after a prolonged illness. Prior … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Nov. 8, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Nov. 8, 2018.
Bristol Legal Notices — Nov. 1, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Nov. 1, 2018.
Election 2018
Election News
Experience prevails in Bristol clerk's race — both candidates react to the outcome
Longtime Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo held off challenger Melissa Cordeiro and will retain his post for another two years. The … Read More
Ascencao defeats Hunt for District 68 seat
Democrat Laufton Ascencao came out of the Tuesday midterm elections victorious, winning the District 68 General Assembly seat over … Read More
Lou Cirillo holds off challenger for Bristol Town Clerk
Longtime Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo has held off challenger Melissa Cordeiro and will retain his post for another two years. The … Read More
Donovan defeats Gablinske in House District 69
Thanking his opponent, Rep. Susan Donovan, "a friend, high school classmate, and parishoner at the same church," Doug Gablinske … Read More
Teixeira and Ley will be joining Bristol Town Council incumbents
Bristol voters chose two new members of the Bristol Town Council Tuesday night, electing Independent candidate Antonio “Tony” … Read More
Legislators: Bond will help state deal with rising seas
Question: With Rhode Island being very vulnerable to sea level rise, what specific proposals have you prepared to combat climate … Read More

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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.