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In these races, PAC ‘winners’ are also Election Day winners

With the election behind, the Bristol Phoenix took a look at the funds amassed by candidates in the four statewide elections that impacted Bristol voters. The following information is limited to …
Gallery: EPHS Unified Volleyball League
The East Providence High School Unified League volleyball team fell to Chariho, 2-1, in the Division IV playoff championship match … Read More
RIDOT announces Washington Bridge traffic pattern change
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a traffic pattern change for a section of the … Read More
Navy officer enjoys her ‘dream wedding’ — for free
It was, as Danielle Searcy put it, her “dream wedding.” On the evening of Oct. 27, 100 of her closest family and friends … Read More
Barrington volleyball team defeats LaSalle in semifinals
With a trip to the Division I finals resting in the balance, the Barrington High School girls volleyball team battled back to win the … Read More
Barrington police investigate alleged indecent behavior
Barrington police are investigating some alleged indecent behavior that took place Monday, Nov. 12. According to police, a … Read More
Public brainstorms ideas in tour of vacant Portsmouth school
PORTSMOUTH — Several years ago, the Portsmouth Arts & Culture Committee pitched the idea of establishing an arts and cultural … Read More
Obituaries
Timothy Charles Mielbye, 60, Westport Timothy Charles Mielbye, 60, passed away on October 7, 2018, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach Florida. Timothy was residing in Vero Bearch, Florida, but was raised in Attleboro and …
Diane B. Cambra, 82, Westport Diane B. (Smith) Cambra, 82, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Hathaway Manor. She was the wife of the late Albert P. Cambra. Mrs. Cambra was born in Dedham, Mass., …
Sports
Barrington native selected All-Conference in field hockey Barrington native and Williams College senior Libby Dolan was recently named All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team for field hockey. Libby is a forward for the …
Double OT thriller Coming into her fourth and final year playing for the Tigers, Kayana Urrego, the lone senior and co-captain of the Tiverton girls’ varsity soccer team, had only known losing seasons. Little did …
Barrington Cheer team is headed to nationals The Barrington Pop Warner Varsity Cheer team is going to Florida. The local cheer team won first place at the Pop Warner regional competition and qualified for the national championships at ESPN …
Tiverton soccer beats East, 4-0, heads to D-III championship The Tiverton Tigers varsity girls’ soccer team has secured a spot in the Division III finals after defeating Cranston East 4-0 on Wednesday, Nov. 7. After losing to the Thunderbolts at the …
Opinion
Letter: In my father’s honor, veterans home needs help My late father, Sassio Michael Minutelli, served as the R.I. Permanent Advisory Council on House Veterans Affairs President Emeritus, in addition to many other positions in the State of Rhode Island …
Letter: Always remember and never forget I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to Susan and Linda, owners of Paper, Packaging and Panache, for offering their store window to display the wonderful World War II collection of my …
Letter: Drivers' courtesy makes runs a pleasure in Little Compton To the editor: I recently moved back to Little Compton over the summer after four years in Louisiana. As a runner on our local roads six days a week, I am used to dealing with the hazards of …
Despite complaints, incivility wins elections Most people concede that incivility has reached epidemic proportions. In fact, many complain that the lack of civility has stymied efforts to achieve viable solutions to the nation’s and, …

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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.