Warren man pleads guilty to weapons charges

A Warren man pleaded guilty in federal court last week to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Andre T. Dupree, 26, of Warren (no address given by authorities) was arrested by Newport police …

Classics featured Thursday at Fourth of July Concert Series

The Fourth of July Concert Series will feature the classics when it returns to Independence Park Thursday evening. From classical music to classic pop songs, there's something for all ages …
Opinion
Letter: Mr. Fuller needs to shut down his attacks

To the editor: While I can respect passion in politics, I (and a great many others) completely reject scorched earth politics. It is a tactic unbecoming to almost everyone, and is certainly way …

More Local News

Tree map to help monitor, protect Bristol’s canopy

The Bristol Conservation Commission is creating a tree map of Bristol, and it needs your help. The trees will be mapped as a part of the town’s Tree Management Plan. Mapping the trees will …

PHOTOS: 88th Army Band kicks off Fourth of July concert series

BRISTOL — The 88th Army Band kicked off the Bristol Fourth of July concert series at Independence Park on Tuesday night. Chief warrant officer Todd Garrepy directed the band through a selection …

Workers hit gas main in Warren; homes evacuated

Firefighters and police evacuated dozens of north Water Street residents from their homes around noon Wednesday when contractors laying new water mains along the busy road struck a natural gas supply …

Missing Warren teen found unharmed

Warren police have located a Warren girl missing since late April. Deputy Warren Police Chief Joseph Loiselle said Maraysha Hicks, 16, was located earlier this week, though he would not give …

Local rock bands take the Independence Park stage Wednesday

The Fourth of July Concert Series returns Wednesday night with two popular local bands rockin' Independence Park. Tonight's performances include: Rendition June 21, 6:30 p.m.Rendition is an …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 35 Appian Way — Saturday, June 17, 2-4 p.m. Waterfront, 5, 4, $1,449,000. Mott & Chace …

Obituaries
Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, Bristol

Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, of Fort Hill Road, passed away on June 20, 2017 at Grace Barker Manor. He was the husband of the late Rita (Corey) Dobridnia. Born in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of the …

James P. DeCastro, 63, Bristol

Naomi E. 'Betty' McManus, 75, of Acton, Mass.

Eleanor P. Simons, 92, Little Compton

Viola C. Marino, 92, Warren

Kathleen Palumbo, 73, Bristol

Sports
Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Barrington High School's Annika Kelly finished in 10th place in the girls hammer throw championship at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North Carolina A&T University on Sunday, June …

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Mt. Hope lacrosse player is All American

Tiverton Athletic Athletic Hall of Fame nominees sought

Things to do
Army Band kicks off Fourth of July Concert Series Tuesday

Patriotic music will fill the air along Bristol's waterfront Tuesday as the 99th Army Band kicks off the Fourth of July Concert Series in Independence Park. The concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. in …

Allens Pond offers osprey experience

Celebrate all things Italian in Warren this weekend

Notorious shipwrecks off Westport — new exhibit

Westport Summer Farmers Market debuts Saturday at Annex

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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.