Photo: Warren in full bloom

The sun finally came out Friday and sisters Emily, Casey and Jillian Galvin (from left) made the most of it in the field behind the Kickemuit Middle School. The field is awash with tens of thousands …

Bristol arrests: Domestic strangulation, underage possession, DUI and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Jacob Semiao, 18, of 45 Mason St., Warren, Trenton D. Ferreira, 18, of 204 Touisset Road, Warren, and Coby R. Castriotta, 18, of …
Opinion
Speak-Out: Love over bigotry, No sanctuary for immigrants

I can’t get the better in last week’s Phoenix — God decides gender, no one else — out of my head. I feel like the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee is more in line with …

Latest News

Busy Westport Town Meeting awaits Tuesday

Another $1.8 million for the police station, a new fire engine, creation of a Department of Public Works, and a revisit to last year’s controversial farm ‘agri-entertainment’ tussle are among …

RIDOT readies temporary Pawtucket Avenue, I-195 ramp closure

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced another component to the expected eight-week project replacing the span on Pawtucket Avenue over Interstate 195. The …

Barrington students finish third at LifeSmarts nationals

A group of five Barrington High School students nearly captured the LifeSmarts national championship recently.  The local team placed third among the 31 teams invited the national …

Get your nominations in for the ‘Portsmouth Award’

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is seeking nominations for the recipient(s) of the annual “Portsmouth Award.”

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 …
Business
Customers, officials wish BHOP a happy 40th

Scores of people filed into Bristol House of Pizza Monday afternoon and into the evening to help celebrate the restaurant’s 40th anniversary. Local officials, including Town Administrator …

Obituaries
Lavina Fales Knowlton, 89, formerly of Bristol

Lavina Fales Knowlton (“Nina”), 89, a life-long resident of Bristol, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 11, 2017, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was …

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Sports
Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside and Martin Middle Schoo Unified Basketball teams played their annual game Thursday afternoon, April 27, at Martin's Burke Gym. Unified hoops, backed by Rhode …

Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Opinion
Warren Town Council broke the rules in approving raises

To the editor:Stephen Smith's comments last week on the Warren Town Council’s final budget hearing were right on target. I, too, was at that …

Baloney in search of the bread

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

Editorial: Animal cruelty — Change comes slowly

An empty face at Burr's Hill

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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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.