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I extend my sincerest thanks to the Bristol Rotary Charities Foundation for its continued financial support of Bristol’s Emergency Dialer program. In 2020, 97 emergency calls were made using … more
Experienced and inexperienced bicyclists are all welcome on the East Bay Bike Path. It is one of Rhode Island’s popular calling cards for tourism. The two bicycle bridges in Warren and … more
The East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop (EBFP) would like to thank the many individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community who are continuing to support those in need during this … more
There is a fierce debate sweeping America and our local communities centered on whether America is a systemically racist country. This view is at odds with history and the past 60 … more
One hundred and sixty-six years ago, heavy trains loaded with industrial cargo began rumbling along railroad tracks from Bristol to Providence. They carried the products of enormous factories from an … more
As readers may know, there’s been a rash of “racially-incendiary” and “hate-filled” stickers in Warren — and now Bristol — which depict Nazism, the KKK and … more
We should all be proud of ourselves that, as a nation, we have set aside one day every year to celebrate the Earth and hopefully do a small thing to help keep it clean and livable. For … more
Perhaps this drama will have a happy ending, but the plot to pry the Bristol Theatre Company from its home in the former Reynolds School building feels unnecessarily dark. First, the theater … more
There exists in Bristol a pithy expression of truth: “What happens after the Fourth of July Parade?” The answer is “Winter.” Each year Rhode Island … more
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) of the Bristol Warren Regional School District has once again completed its annual springtime budget deliberations, with the usual results of both an increase in 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.