House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 69 Lamson Road — Sunday, March 26, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 3, 2, $969,000. Residential …
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Senior Center fixture, war veteran gets loving send-off

It was a momentous occasion for 92-year-old Bristolian Harold “Bud” Pedley, who was showered with love and affection last Friday afternoon during lunch at the Bristol Senior …

Local novel adds mysticism to historic events

In 1912, “the unsinkable ship” was making its maiden voyage across the Atlantic when it struck an iceberg and sank, dooming 1,500 people to icy, watery graves. Could the tragedy have …

Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

Belltower was warned of roof weakness

The owners and management company of Belltower Plaza knew as long ago as July 2015 that the roof was compromised and did little about it before part of it collapsed during a snowstorm last week, …

Bristol taxes would rise 1% under budget plan

The average Bristol homeowner would pay about $60 more a year in property tax if the Town Council approves Town Administrator Steven Contente’s budget. The Town Council continued its …
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Sports
Local soccer club turns semi-pro

The Lincoln Club Soccer Team, based in Bristol, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a big announcement about the league’s future. The team will be joining The Champions Soccer …

Unified teams tip-off in early season action

RWU polo team advances to nationals

Huskies strike first, win game one in Division III finals

East Bay girls knocked from playoffs by South County

Things to Do
Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Opinion
Speak-Out: Short-sighted school committee, ugly sailboats

I don’t understand why the Bristol Warren School Committee voted to END BOTH FEBRUARY AND APRIL VACATIONS. Clearly, they are not communicating with the affected parties — the parents, …

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: Council’s mooring fee increase is counterproductive

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: Stand together against bigotry and hate

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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.