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200 years and counting for Bristol's North Burial Ground

A unique mix of historical intrigue and modern care sets Bristol’s marquee cemetery apart
Bristol native’s film 'To the Surface' premieres
"To the Surface”, a film by Bristol native Tyler Murgo, which explores issues about the sustainability of the local seafood industry … Read More
Connections Program being moved from Hugh Cole to Guiteras Elementary
The Connections Program, as it is called, was created prior to the pandemic as a means of providing additional social-emotional … Read More
Mt. Hope softball clinches division title
The Mt. Hope softball team  clinched the Division II South title as they out slugged Portsmouth 8-4 during a home game on Tuesday … Read More
Jones strikes out five as Huskies edge LaSalle 1-0
Starting pitcher AJ Jones struck out five as the Mt. Hope baseball team edged La Salle 1-0 at Guiertas Field on Tuesday afternoon. The … Read More
Bristol Warren School Committee may not renew Dr. DiBiase's contract
Rhode Island's 2021 Principal of the Year recently learned that she does not currently have the support of a majority of the Bristol … Read More
Poll: Should Dr. Deb DiBiase be given a contract extension?
News has emerged that a 5-4 majority of the Bristol Warren School Committee is not in favor of extending the contract of Mt. Hope High … Read More
Denson pitches Huskies past La Salle, 3-0
Mt. Hope starting pitcher Brad Denson struck out ten in a complete game, two hit shut out as the Huskies beat La Salle 3-0 in … Read More
Accomplished athlete, educator has Bristol roots
From the pitch to the tops of school administration, Joseph Aguiar excelled. Read More
Second annual Linden Place art sale this weekend
The event will feature the work of 26 artists and more than dozen floral arrangements, created by members of the Bristol Garden Club. … Read More
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Florence Onge Florence G. (Case) St. Onge, age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Hope Hospice Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. St. Onge, Jr. Born in Providence a daughter
Margaret Rega Margaret (Souza) Rega|Margaret (Souza) Rega class of 1949 passed away in Florida on March 8, 2022. She is survived by her husband Robert Rega; two sons Bruce Rega and Robert Rega Jr. and two daughters
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
Aging Adults - Incorporate These Five Habits to Live Your Best Life

Yes, you can change.  Creating healthy habits can be done at any age. And while adopting the 5 habits listed below won’t make you look like a 20 year old (unless your actually 20) – …

Ramaglia’s walk off hit in seventh boosts Huskies nine over Townies, 10-9 The Huskies stormed outfielder Aidan Ramaglia who stood on second base after he hit a groundball base hit up the middle to score Matt Gale and Caleb DeCastro and give the Huskies an improbable 10-9 walk-off victory at Guiteras Field on Friday afternoon.
Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. Hope at home on Thursday, May 12. The victory …
Mt. Hope softball pounds Barrington 23-3 The Mt. Hope softball team pounded Barrington 23-3 in five innings during a Division II away game on a cold and blustery Monday afternoon. The Huskies improve their overall record to 12-1, the …
Baseball rivals raise money for Jimmy Fund The Huskies and the Eagles are rivals — that much is clear.  But on Friday afternoon, under a gray sky at Guiteras Field in Bristol, the baseball teams from both schools met with a …
Letter: Community must unite to stop school committee nonsense

To the editor:I work in a school district in Massachusetts and have done so for the past 20 years. I have witnessed numerous school principal searches and even formally been part of some. I regularly …

Letter: Time to speak up on senior center situation

To the editor:The word is out. Calls are being made, questions are being asked and there is confusion all around. We knew this would happen way back in December when we first heard of the Walley …

Letter: Poor development raises taxes

To the editor:Development such as in the Industrial Park and housing, brewery, and restaurants in the old mills on Wood Street can be a credit to thew town and its revenues, but poorly planned …

Letter: Everyone welcome to Middle Passage marker discussion

To the editor:The Bristol Committee for the Middle Passage Port Markers Project invites all residents and interested parties to an open public meeting scheduled for Sunday, June 12, from 2 to 4 …

Letter: What religious freedom on abortion actually means

To the editor: Our legislators must pass H7442/S2549, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, out of committee in the name of religious freedom.In listening to the testimonies provided to the House …

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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.