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Changing of the guard for Portsmouth Town Council

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Town Council has both a new political majority and leader.
Portsmouth resident commits to play Division I softball
PORTSMOUTH — As a star player on the Moses Brown varsity softball team, Portsmouth’s Emma Campbell has a flair for coming up big … Read More
Portsmouth Pop Warner cheerleaders qualify for nationals
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Pop Warner varsity cheerleading squad is headed to Orlando, Fla. Read More
Bristol's Defiance company welcomes new Engine 3
The Bristol Fire Department’s Defiance Fire Station has a brand new piece of fire apparatus, and it’s a sight to … Read More
Alberta Brook — ’An extraordinary act of love’
A north Westport brook that flows between Sawdy and Davol pond is nameless no more ... Read More
Kickoff to Christmas helps families in need
The fourth annual Bristol Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary Community Aid Drive “Kickoff to Christmas” will take place on … Read More
Coach: Eagles overcome pressure in semifinals
Barrington High School girls volleyball coach Ron Enos said his team showed impressive mental toughness to battle back from a 2-1 … Read More
Obituaries
Isabel “Betty” Almeida, 89, of Bristol Isabel “Betty” (Bernardo) Almeida, 89 of King Philip Avenue, passed away on Nov. 15, 2018, at home. She was the wife of George V. Almeida.    Born in Bristol, she was the …
J. Anne Mitchell, 83, Riverside J. Anne Mitchell, 83, of Smith Street, a Riverside resident for 61 years, died peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Rex Mitchell. Born in …
Sports
Gallery: EPHS Unified Volleyball League The East Providence High School Unified League volleyball team fell to Chariho, 2-1, in the Division IV playoff championship match held recently at the Delaney Gymnasium on the Johnson & Wales …
Barrington volleyball team defeats LaSalle in semifinals With a trip to the Division I finals resting in the balance, the Barrington High School girls volleyball team battled back to win the final two games against LaSalle Academy, and capture a 3-2 …
Barrington native selected All-Conference in field hockey Barrington native and Williams College senior Libby Dolan was recently named All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team for field hockey. Libby is a forward for the …
Double OT thriller Coming into her fourth and final year playing for the Tigers, Kayana Urrego, the lone senior and co-captain of the Tiverton girls’ varsity soccer team, had only known losing seasons. Little did …
Opinion
Letter: In showing respect, sometimes reality intervenes To the editor: I don’t blame the Marine veteran in Little Compton. His letter [Nov. 15, p6] expressed dismay that our Commander-in-Chief, while in France to commemorate Armistice Day, had to …
Letter: In Westport, an attempt to find political middle ground To the editor: If there is one thing on which most Americans can agree it is that our country is now dangerously divided. We are a diverse people and have always enjoyed a wide range of political …
Editorial: ‘Oh, my back!’ - confronting disability fraud There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability …
Letter: In my father’s honor, veterans home needs help My late father, Sassio Michael Minutelli, served as the R.I. Permanent Advisory Council on House Veterans Affairs President Emeritus, in addition to many other positions in the State of Rhode Island …

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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.