Bristol arrests: Foot chase ends in DUI, domestic violence, and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Jason W. Rosa, 39, of 75 Wood St., Rehoboth, Mass., was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after …
Westport police station plan goes to voters Aug. 2

They’ve already voted their approval of a new police station, now voters are asked to return to the question once more to weigh in on the method of payment. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the polls will …

Fatigued swimmer rescued off McCorrie Beach, Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A man who jumped into the waters off McCorrie Beach in search of his dog Wednesday afternoon was later rescued by a neighbor.

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Tree's balancing act after windstorm

Strong storms have pounded Bristol lately, especially last weekend, causing extensive tree damage and some house damage around the town. Two trees were broken on Monkey Wrench Lane Friday night, …

Photos: Hawks take up residence in Barrington

A family of Cooper's Hawks have recently taken up residence in the backyard of a Sowams Road home.  The hawks, which have been seen sitting atop tree branches and on playground equipment, can …

Barrington man allegedly harassing beach patrons

Barrington police responded to the town beach on Wednesday, July 20, after people complained of a man harassing beach patrons. Witnesses there said the man had been taking pictures of people …

New pastor — from TV repair to God's work

Dan Ames recently arrived in Barrington — the latest stop in his journey as a pastor in the Methodist church. Pastor Dan was called to ministry in 1992 and began his work at Broadcove …

Barrington resident will attempt world record BMX trick on Aug. 13

  Kevin Robinson's face lights up when he speaks about Aug. 13. That is the day the Barrington resident and longtime BMX professional will capture the attention of the extreme sports world …

Video: Barrington police seeking suspects in larceny case

The Barrington Police Department is looking for information about two individuals who allegedly stole a number of items from the Bayside YMCA locker rooms. Check out other police news from …

Drunk driver rams occupied car on Hope Street: Police

A couple visiting Bristol over the weekend hadn’t even gotten out of their car when their visit was cut short by an alleged drunk driver. The couple parked at Hope and Church streets Sunday …

National Grid to carry out aerial inspections Wednesday

EAST BAY — If you see several helicopters flying overhead on Wednesday, July 27, don’t be alarmed.
Speak out
Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

Opinion
Speak-Out: Parade complaints, bike rescue

I was just reading the Speak-Out about the Bristol bands leading the parade, and I agree wholeheartedly. But the only thing I disagree with is that if you’re going to have the Mt. Hope High School, …

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

Letter: Candidate never requested Warren endorsement

Letter: Knight never requested to speak with District 67 committee

Letter: Wildlife warning — please be careful with your pets

Things to Do
Arts on the Farm: Let Coggeshall be your muse

The Second Annual Arts on the Farm project takes place now through the end of August at Coggeshall Farm Museum, a living history museum in Bristol, depicting the lives of 18th-century tenant …

Anne Hutchinson tour stops in Portsmouth on Friday

RI Private School Fair is Sept. 24

Mount Carmel celebrates 118th Feast this weekend

Firemen's Field Day, water battle scheduled this weekend

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Jim McGaw

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.