More than 700 marijuana edibles found during Portsmouth arrest

More than 700 marijuana edibles that looked like common candy were found in the vehicle of a man arrested for driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning, police said.
Foundation taking shape at new Barrington Middle School
Workers all continue to form foundation footings for the new Barrington Middle School building, as the project moves into its sixth … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship
The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state … Read More
Westport planners scrutinize big stone entry
By Bruce Burdett The Planning Board wants a Hickory Lane resident to explain the thinking behind a grand stone entry structure that … Read More
Osprey homes took a winter beating
WESTPORT — To spare osprey a most unsettling Westport homecoming, volunteers are hustling to replace large numbers of nesting … Read More
Barrington boys defeat Portsmouth, advance to finals
The Barrington High School boys hockey team advanced to the Division II finals after defeating Portsmouth 7-4 in the second game of … Read More
Artillery members sport first uniform look in 60 years
Chartered in 1776 and with a museum dating back to 1843, the Bristol Train of Artillery these days is fired up about its brand new … Read More
St. Andrew's new director is also a 2004 graduate
St. Andrew’s School will welcome Ray Cross ’04 as the new director of enrollment management in July.  Mr. Cross is currently … Read More
East Bay Co-op edges Lasalle-Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in game one, leads series 1-0
The East Bay Co-op upset LaSalle/Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in the opener of the Division I Championship series at Brown’s Meehan … Read More
Bristol Warren schools get 2% hike, after asking for 4%
The Bristol Warren Regional School District will be getting a $1.1 million increase in funding next year. It’s less than the $2.2 … Read More
Alfred J. Parent, Jr., 82, of Bristol

Alfred J. Parent, Jr., 82, of Bristol, passed away on March 14, 2018, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Betsey (Sundell) Parent. Born in Warren, R.I., he was a son of the late Alfred J. …

Patricia A. Bourne, 75, of Bristol

Peter James May, 56, of Barrington

Letter: Christmas Festival Committee could use your help When I tell people I’m from Bristol, the immediate response is usually “Fourth of July.” It seems almost everyone has heard of Bristol’s July Fourth …
Letter: All of us will pay for Bristol's exorbitant spending hikes A common saying in political circles is: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu!” And what’s on the menu, in light of significant growth in the cost of local …
Letter: All laws would work well if people obeyed them To the editor: In response to Robert Stewart’s 3/14 letter — I have to respond after reading his flawed letter to the editor regarding common sense gun laws.   Perhaps we …
Area gymnastics team takes 26 medals at state championships The East Bay boys gymnastics team won 39 medals at the 2018 state gymnastics championships at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich on Saturday. 3/10. The team collected 26 medals and 13 state …
Eagles defeat Patriots in first game of hockey semifinals The Barrington High School boys hockey team defeated Portsmouth High School in game one of the Division-II hockey semifinal on Thursday night. A three goal first period helped the number-one seeded …
Barrington track coaches will be inducted into hall of fame The Rhode Island Track Coaches Association will hold its annual hall of fame awards banquet on Friday, April 6 at Lancelotta's in North Providence.  This year's hall of fame inductees include …

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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.