Here are the Portsmouth candidates who declared Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Monday was the first day local residents could declare their candidacy for public office in the November 2016 general election. Here’s who filed Monday, according to …
Drivers can now show patriotism on their cars

The quest to establish a new patriotic license plate has been realized, as the Bristol Fourth of July Committee secured its 900th order over the weekend. But that doesn’t mean the campaign …

BWEF grants to promote student excellence

The Bristol Warren Education Foundation recently announced funding of $63,000 in enrichment programs for the 2016-17 school year, the most the foundation has given away in a single year. The …

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Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Monday, June 20 Police went to Harris Avenue to take a report on a dog bite. A Sisson Street resident asked to speak to an officer about an unwanted man on the property. A Union Street woman …

Bristol Fourth members decked out for annual ball

With perfect weather and a horse race theme, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee’s annual Fourth of July Ball drew about 240 people to the tent on the grounds of the Blithewold Mansion for a night …

East Providence High School names fourth quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School Principal Shani Wallace, assistants Frank DeVall and Araxie DeBlois, and staff announce the fourth quarter honor roll for the recently completed …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Fourth of July Concert Series turns to the south when it resumes at Independence Park Monday night with a pair of country rockers. Annie Probst is known for her powerful voice, and she and her …

Westport man killed Monday in crash on Route 177

One man was killed in a head-on crash on Route 177 in Westport Monday morning, a Westport Police spokesman confirmed. The crash involved a car, driven by the deceased motorist, and a pickup truck …

Golf Notes: Wedel wins Northeast, high school season wraps up

EAST PROVIDENCE — Recent Pepperdine University graduate Fred Wedel was the last man standing during a frenetic final round Saturday, June 25, as Malibu, Calif., native won the 55th playing of …

Celebrating the splash

Craftsmen launched fine seaworthy vessels at the Head of Westport centuries ago, and that tradition continued Saturday afternoon. Two teams of Westport students carried the boats they had labored …

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

TIVERTON — Tiverton police are seeking help in identIfying two men, and a car, that they believe may have been involved in a number of car breaks in different areas of town recently. If anyone …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Letter: Book reviews a welcome Phoenix feature

To the editor: I was very glad to see reviews by Donna Bruno in the Life section of this past week’s Bristol Phoenix since I hadn’t seen them in quite a while. Both my wife and I look …

Letter: Leave empty recycling bins on the curb

Rhode Island has its own Phantom of the Opera

Letter: Tell state legislators to hit the highway

Letter: Barrington needs to provide public trash cans

Police Report
Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between June 13 and June 20:Monday, June 13Police assisted with an accident around noon at Narrows Road and Ursula Drive during which a …

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

DUI suspect arrested for striking East Providence Police cruiser

Tiverton Police: Graffitti suspect nabbed

Little Compton Police: Firewood heist solved

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Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Parrotheads will be out in force when the Fourth of July Concert Series continues Sunday night at Independence Park Changes in Latitude bills itself as "the country's premier tribute show to …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Melissa Etheridge bringing her show to the South Coast

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

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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.