Kickemuit musicians earn All State honors

Five of Kickemuit Middle School’s best musicians are also among the state’s elite, earning All State honors after auditions late last year. Emily Marino (chorus), Lexi Lanni (chorus), Rachel …

Two from Mt. Hope, one from East Providence place at state wrestling championships

PROVIDENCE — Mt. Hope High School wrestlers Devon Lancaster and Neil Thibaudeau both fell in their respective championship bouts at the 2017 state championship meet Saturday night, Feb. 25, at the …
Opinion
Letter: Middle school wrestlers deserved more recognition

To the editor, On the morning of Feb. 23, I rushed to my local Cumbys to grab the weekly edition of the Bristol Phoenix, anxiously awaiting the article on the achievement of the Kickemuit Middle …

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VFW Post 5390 essay contest winners announced

PORTSMOUTH — Gianna McNally was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 5390’s Voice of Democracy essay contest. Peter Fiaschetti took second place and Ellie Pratt, third. All …

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

The CVS Health Charity Classic — a professional golf tournament played at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington — reached an important milestone this year. At a recent celebration, …

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered …

Bristol Police: Sleeping shopper, 'suspicious' characters

The Bristol Police responded to the following calls between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19: Monday, Feb. 13 A man called police to file a report after he fell in the parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s …

Spring is in the air: Baseball is returning

It’s only February, but the weather is starting to warm and spring is just around the corner. That means it’s almost time for baseball. For local kids wanting to get in the game, now …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …

Sports
East Providence advances in D-I boys' hoops tourney

EAST PROVIDENCE — “Survive and advance” is the credo of late-February/March basketball no matter the level, and the East Providence High School boys’ team exemplified that Friday night, Feb. …

Tiverton boys cap perfect 17-0 division regular season

New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Mt. Hope gymnasts win Division II State Championship

Opinion
Warren Democrats go after Trump

Editor’s note: The Warren Democratic Town Committee passed this resolution at its most recent meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 21:WHEREAS: The actions of the administration of President Trump …

Speak-Out: Bristol ‘joints,’ public property

Letter: Mooring fee increase a detriment to non-profit sailing schools

Are school grades de-grading?

5 estate planning tips for the non-traditional family (which probably means yours)

Things to do
Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

"I have to admit, the timing is good," said director Christopher Crider about the Bristol Theatre Company's upcoming production of Urinetown, a satirical send-up of municipal politics, bureaucratic …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

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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.