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The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office has concluded that a Tiverton police officer acted appropriately when shooting an intoxicated man who was wielding a rifle inside his home on April … more
Bristol Police have completed the investigation of a fatal accident that occurred in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot a couple of weeks ago and released the identity of the deceased man. The … more
A husband and wife are both being charged with operating their boat recklessly after a drunken day and night of sailing in Narragansett Bay, when they hit the Newport Bridge, she fell overboard and … more
A postal carrier was arrested last week after a Bristol woman told police he entered her home without permission, exposed himself to her, and tried to force her to touch him. She refused, told him … more
Keith Sartini, of 7 Dixon Ave., Bristol, was arrested in May and charged with possession of child pornography. Mr. Sartini remains free on bond while his case makes its way through criminal court. A … more
Bristol Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred early this morning in a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through. According to police, at 1:56 a.m. a 46-year-old man from Pawtucket … more
Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente released a statement Thursday afternoon expressing sympathy for the family of a young bicyclist killed on the East Bay Bike Path and promising safety … more
Nine years ago, then-Bristol Town Councilor Halsey Herreshoff warned his fellow councilors and safety officials about the dangers of the East Bay Bike Path crossing on Poppasquash Road. According to … more
Cynthia Silk of Warren, who walks the bike path daily, came upon the horrible scene at the intersection of the East Bay Bike Path and Poppasquash Road shortly after a deadly accident Tuesday … more
Poppasquash Road in Bristol and the East Bay Bike Path are closed in all directions as Bristol Police and Rhode Island State Police officers investigate a serious crash at the intersecction of the … 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.