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Aquidneck Island Robotics team finishes successful season

NEWPORT — It’s been a good year for the Aquidneck Island Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team 78, AIR STRIKE. Comprised of 25 high school students from 13 schools across Rhode …
Partners Village Store to celebrate 40 years with Saturday party
They had started out in 1979 simply as a wine-and-beer making supplies store, just a little ways down the road from the Victorian … Read More
Feds formally rescind Sakonnet Bridge toll order
PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — It’s official: There will be no future tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The Federal Highway … Read More
BHS students win top prize at state science fair
Claire Martel and Christina Curran arrived at the pinnacle of high school science and engineering fairs early last week.  The two … Read More
Resident calls for $246,000 cut to school budget
Barrington residents will face a number of decisions at Wednesday's financial town meeting, but not one concerning the town's minimum … Read More
Eagles' netters reach state tournament finals
Barrington High School's top singles player, James Bogdanovic will play in the RIIL Boys Tennis Singles Championship finals next … Read More
Bristol County Water Authority to build $35 million pipeline
As the Cross Bay Pipeline continues to leak as much as 300,000 gallons of water a day from deep under the Providence River, Bristol … Read More
Obituaries
Elizabeth Tubridy Elizabeth (Betty) Tubridy (Lomas), formerly of Bristol,  beloved mother and wife of the late Raymond Tubridy (2009), passed away on May 16, 2019, after a brief illness in Oregon, …
Linda Joy Staton Cambra, 77 Linda Joy Staton Cambra, age 77, passed away peacefully at R.I. Hospital on March 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph, and son Jarrett and his …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - May 16, 2019

These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

Portsmouth Legal Notices - May 16, 2019

Tiverton Legal Notices - May 16 2019

Sports
Martin Middle School wins boys’ outdoor track state title The Martin Middle School boys’ outdoor track and field team captured the 2019 state championship, an event held in Narragansett on Sunday, May 19. The Wildcats won the title by a narrow two …
East Providence wins Eastern Division golf playoff match EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team will make its long awaited return to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Championship Tournament after the host Townies …
Former BHS coaches selected for RIIL Hall of Fame Two former Barrington High School coaches — Ed Bradley and Bill McCagney — will be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic League High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of …
Former Portsmouth principal tapped for RIIL Hall of Fame PORTSMOUTH — A former longtime principal and coach at Portsmouth High School will be among the members of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) High School Athletic Hall of Fame …
Opinion
Letter: 'Thank you for your service' To the editor: Memorial Day and the upcoming Financial Town Meeting are on my mind. Normally, I'd be home. Normally, I'd be at both. In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day, I would likely hear …
Letter: Wherever you stand, vote at FTM To the editor: For all the registered voters in our town I hope that all of you will have spoken for the right to have your votes to be noted and counted. You, every one of you should be the …
Letter: FTM should not be about politics To the editor: Barrington is very fortunate to have an opportunity every year to have a direct voice in how our tax dollars are spent and let our elected officials and municipal employees know of …
Letter: Spring in Nockum Hill, a vote to protect To the editor: Wild Lily of the Valley poke crisp green sails into the wind on the forest floor while Pickleweed protuberances peek out like curious worms at the water’s edge. Every place …

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Jim McGaw

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.