Bristol's Hydes celebrating 175 years of volunteer service

The Hydraulion Engine & Hose Co. 1 is celebrating a milestone — the 175th anniversary of its proud existence. An anniversary dinner is planned for Friday, July 20, from 6 to 10 p.m., at …
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
Middle School beating leads to bullying talk in Bristol Warren
The mother of a Kickemuit Middle School student who last month suffered six stitches and a broken nose at the hands of a classmate … Read More
Gablinske resigns as Progressive swell ranks of Bristol Democratic party
“There’s old school and there’s new school,” said Bristol Democratic Town Committee Chairman Tony Rego. … Read More
Gallery: Faces from the Bristol Fourth of July parade
Bristol staged its 233rd Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday, under hot, sunny skies with thousands of people lining the … Read More
Roger Williams University president dies after sudden illness
Roger Williams University has announced that its president, Donald J. Farish, died today from a "sudden and serious illness." The … Read More
Video: Sights and sounds of a sizzling Fourth parade
Bristol staged its 233rd Fourth of July celebration on Wednesday, under hot, sunny skies with thousands of people lining the … Read More
Spectators and marchers have a blast at scorching Bristol parade
There was a little something for everyone this year as spectators from all over the globe joined in the festivities of the 233rd … Read More
Obituaries
Robert J. “Buzz” Barry, 87, of Warren

Robert J. “Buzz” Barry, 87, of Warren, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the R.I. Veterans Home in Bristol. Born in Bristol, he was a son of the late Edmund and Stella (Cyganowski) …

Donald J. Thivierge, 62, of Bristol

Henry V. Diodati, 88, of Bristol

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Opinion
Letter: Thank you for a great Bristol Fourth parade! Kudos to Chairman Michele Martins and all the members of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee who worked to make this year’s parade so great. With the additional marching bands included in the …
Letter: Thank you to all for supporting, celebrating the Fourth The Fourth of July to some folks means fireworks, family, reunions, concerts, barbeques, and picnics. Here in Bristol it means all of that and so much more. In Bristol we celebrate the oldest …
Letter: Massive development starts destruction of historic Bristol Bristol’s current battle will decide the sustainable growth or destruction of what has made this small-scale, family-oriented town an historic gem, delighting residents and visitors. The …
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 Monday, June 25.  Many fans were there to watch Rory …
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 dominated on the draw, winning possession for East Bay throughout …
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 beyond descended upon Glen Park Sunday for a day full of …

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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.