Portsmouth approves $300K to preserve Spruce Acres Farm

PORTSMOUTH — The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) moved one step closer to conserving and providing public access to 23 acres of “prime farmland” in the center of Aquidneck Island …

Serial gas station burglar gets three years

WESTPORT — He got away with it once so a New Bedford man broke into the same Westport gas station twice more in the next few days before his luck ran out. Now, Daniel Pedro, 31, of New …
Opinion
Letter: Smart growth needed to maintain Bristol’s character

Like jock itch or mosquitos by a campfire, persistent things, like it or not, tend to stay with us. The Dunkin’ Donuts insisting on putting a drive-thru on Hope Street, and throw a …

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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 …

Photos: Barrington swimmers win another state championship

The Barrington High School girls' swim team won just one event at the state championship meet on Saturday but placed swimmers in a number of events. The total team approach proved successful as the …

Featured home: History mixed with modern family living

Located on South of Commons Road and centrally located between Town Commons and South Shore Beach is a well-maintained home with a fenced, manicured yard that includes a pool. The contemporary …

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 …
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, …

Obituaries
David Ponte, 70, Westport

David Ponte, 70, of Westport, loving husband of Nancy (Medeiros) Ponte, passed away unexpectedly in Naples, Florida. David was born in Westport, son to the late John S. and Alice (Forneiro) Ponte. …

Michael Borgia, 49, Bristol

Brigida Costa Salgueiro Gomes, 91, Warren

M. Adelaide Nunes, 89, Bristol

Joseph Bevilacqua, 85, Little Compton

Allan R. Wilson, 77, Warren

Sports
Portsmouth High boys take 4th in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Vincent Downs-Honey was a runner-up in two races to power Portsmouth High School to a fourth-place finish in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown …

Spring is in the air: Baseball is returning

East Providence advances in D-I boys' hoops tourney

Tiverton boys cap perfect 17-0 division regular season

New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

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 …

Warren Democrats go after Trump

Speak-Out: Bristol ‘joints,’ public property

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

Are school grades de-grading?

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.