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Keep these dates in mind for the upcoming elections

The deadline to register to vote (by any means) is Aug. 14 for the primary and Oct. 9 for the general election.
Phillips retires after 39 years as Bristol's assistant to Chiefs of Police
On July 5, 1983, fresh off an Associates degree, Janet Phillips started her career with the Bristol Police Department as the … Read More
Bristol PD: Shoplifters and a supermarket scuffle
Bristol Police activity from July 25-31, 2022. Read More
Some students choose virtual school over traditional
Tracey McGee-Moreira, an educator for 34 years, points to March 13, 2020, as the day the entire landscape of education changed. It … Read More
Bristol Warren 10U falls in state tourney after taking district title
After an 8-4 conquering of Rumford delivered the Bristol Warren 10U Little League team a District 2 title and a trip to the state … Read More
Bristol Warren All-Stars fall to Portsmouth in finals
Despite a valiant effort and great play throughout the District 2 Majors tournament, the Bristol Warren All-Stars ultimately fell to … Read More
Portsmouth Major All-Stars advance to states (photos)
BRISTOL — The Portsmouth Major Little League All-Stars are going to the state tournament.  They beat Bristol/Warren 8-4 on … Read More
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Mary Fallon CO-FOUNDER OF ST. PAUL the APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH, DIES at 92|WESTERLY, RI - Mary Farley (Caldwell) Fallon, mother of 10 children, beloved widow of Frank (Francois P.W.) Fallon, and last surviving co
Jimmie Bailey Jimmie Bailey, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his Warren home on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Salvaggio) Bailey for 20 years before his...
Letter: We need a police officer at the Town Beach

To the editor:I strongly urge our town officials to support the posting of a Bristol police officer at our Town Beach on weekends in the summer.Our town beach is an incredible natural resource and is …

Letter: Writer ignores the pulse of real voters

Letter: We must stop shying away from new development

Letter: Public process on Port Marker continues

Commentary: East Bay Bike Path Blues

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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.