The Latest From Bristol

Community Dog Stroll this Thursday

Do you love dogs? What about supporting small, local businesses? Assuming you’re not Ebenezer Scrooge prior to his ghostly visitors kickstarting his steely, cold heart, we’ll assume …
Bristol Police: DUI and many complaints about noisy neighbors
The college kids aren't around, yet Bristol residents are still calling their police department somewhat regularly to complain about … Read More
Bristol author pens ‘A Letter to Our Daughters’
  Bristol native Jodi Leffingwell holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as an MBA and she works for a global … Read More
A slow rollout for Bristol waterfront upgrades
The plans and approvals are in place, and the bid has been awarded to Reagan Marine Construction of Middletown, but the actual … Read More
Obituaries
Marie “Peachie” Simard, 82, of Bristol
Marie “Peachie” (Nappi) Simard, 82, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Miriam Hospital, … Read More
Joanne Donnelly Maher
It is with great sadness that the family of Joanne Donnelly Maher announces her passing on Sunday, July 25, on her beloved Cape Cod, … Read More
Antone J. Rapoza, 94, of Bristol
Antone J. Rapoza, 94, passed away peacefully in Bristol on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was the husband of the late Pauline P. (Pirri) … Read 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.