KMS students take a walk on the wild side
Rock climbing, nature art, night hikes, camp fires, farm animals and bunk houses — this constituted ‘school’ for nearly 200 … Read More
St. Philomena School students pitch water filtration invention
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Just a few days before being slated to compete in Saturday’s FIRST LEGO League state championships at Roger … Read More
Warren: Not interested in school deregionalization study
As Bristol continues to lay the groundwork for a study into the future of the Bristol Warren Regional School District, the Town of … Read More
Sports
Mt. Hope gymnasts win first meet of the season
The Mt. Hope High School gymnastics team beat Portsmouth in the first meet of the season at the Newport YMCA on Saturday. The reigning … Read More
Eagles top Huskies, 5-3, in JP Medeiros Jr. Memorial hockey game
Barrington topped Mt. Hope 5-3 in the 16th annual JP Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup hockey game on Tuesday night. The game is in memory of … Read More
Barrington High School gym renamed for Frank Murgo
Barrington legend Frank Murgo sits quietly in his wheelchair inside the spacious confines of the newly renovated Rhode Island Veterans … Read More
Police Report
Alleged drunk driver flees police, hits car, threatens officer
A Swansea man was charged with multiple offenses after allegedly driving away from a police officer, fleeing from Bristol into Warren, … Read More
Man falls asleep at tanning salon, faces drug charges
A Bristol man faces multiple drug charges after he allegedly fell asleep in a tanning bed at a Metacom Avenue salon Thursday, Dec. 28, … Read More
Former Bristol senior center director reaches plea agreement, gets probation
Former Bristol Senior Center Director Maria Ursini reached a plea agreement with the Town of Bristol, which agreed to drop two felony … Read More
Obituaries
Jose de Matos Couto, 77, of Bristol

Jose de Matos Couto, 77, of Wood Street, passed away on Jan. 6, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria G. (Cordeiro) Couto. Born in Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Acores, he was the …

Ema da Conceicao Medeiros of Bristol

Lorraine J. Lundstrom, 95, of Bristol

Mary Velleca Silvia, 98, native of Bristol

Harriette L. Lapointe, 64, Bristol

Mary G. Cintolo, 97, of Bristol

Thomas P. Hughes, 74, of Bristol

Ralph F. Formisano, Jr., 82, of Bristol

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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.