Portsmouth 10-year-olds eliminated from state tourney

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth 10-year-old Majors All-Star baseball team was eliminated from the state tournament Tuesday night when it lost to Lincoln, 9-1, in a semifinal matchup.
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 …

No cheers after someone steals home base in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week.

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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.

Two Barrington All Star teams win district titles

Barrington Little League All Star teams captured two District II championships over the weekend, as the 11U team defeated Bristol 6-5 and the AAA Yellow team knocked off Newport …

Punching through the pain

Some may find irony in the idea that people with Parkinson’s are training in a sport that is believed to have led boxing legend Muhammad Ali to develop the disease.But many in Bristol are doing …

Gallison reportedly practiced law without license

Already under state and federal investigation, former House Finance Chairman Ray Gallison is facing additional scrutiny over whether he unlawfully practiced law in Rhode Island. Mr. Gallison …

Warren police logs: Five charged with domestic crimes

Monday, July 18Police got a call about two men and a woman fighting at Main and Union streets. The call came in just before 12:30 p.m.Dillon R. Adams, 22, of Newport, turned himself in on a warrant …
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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

To the editor: What is The Barrington Town Council's intention for our poor little town beach now that they have opened it up to non-residents? That's over 370,000 people in just a 10-mile …

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

So who are the real extremist idealogues here?

Police Report
Bristol Police: Boat rescue, pellet gun scare, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between July 11 and July 18: Monday, July 11 Complaints of smoke in the air at Dewolf Avenue and Wall Street around 7 p.m. turned …

UPDATE: Bristol sergeant talks man off bridge's center span

Bristol arrests: DUI, domestic assault, fraud

Tiverton Police: Felony assault charged

FBI seized nearly $1M from Gallison

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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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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.