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The Joint Finance Committee Tuesday night approved a 2.5 percent local spending increase into Bristol Warren schools for the 2019-20 school year, cutting well short the 8.5 percent increase the … more
A Bristol couple has purchased the old St. Jean Baptiste church property on Main Street and plan to convert the property into their primary residence. Michael and Carol Riley closed on the … more
What’s it take to teach a student in 2019? A lot more than it used to. Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade sent a clear message to parents, teachers, taxpayers and the public when … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Elizabeth Manor employee Victoria Woolard thought it might be fun for members of the staff to help out at the Good Neighbors Food Pantry in East Providence, something the … more
The numbers are big and scary. The Bristol Warren Regional School District says it needs nearly $2 million more next year. Funding from the State of Rhode Island is going down $522,000. Money from a … more
Seemingly overnight, car washes are a big business in Bristol. For a long time — since the late 1960s — there were a few self-service, coin-operated bays on Gooding Avenue, behind the … more
Everyone was Irish for a day this past Sunday, when the Warren’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 11 held its annual corned beef and cabbage dinner at St. Thomas The Apostle Church on Metacom Avenue. … more
Longtime East Bay sportswriter/photographer Manny Correira was honored at Sunday's Words Unlimited Awards Banquet at the Cranston Country Club.    Said former Barrington High … more
The director of the Benjamin Church Senior Center has filed a claim against the Town of Bristol alleging unlawful termination, defamation and malicious prosecution. Through her attorney, Maria … more
Rep. June S. Speakman was formally sworn in to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 13, to represent District 68 in Warren and Bristol.Representative-elect Speakman, a Democrat who was … 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.