No cheers after someone steals home base in Portsmouth

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

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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 …

East Providence Firefighters deal with two car fires in Riverside

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two separate though suspicious incidents involving cars were handled by East Providence Firefighters in the early morning hours of Monday, July 25, in the Riverside section of the …

Featured home: Antique home close to beach, town common

Living in an antique home appeals to a certain type of person. Marry that with a seaside community and it's a win-win with this Little Compton gem.The beautiful Greek revival house at 56 Maple Ave. …
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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

So who are the real extremist idealogues here?

To the editor: Deborah Pallasch’s most recent personal attack letter manipulates statistics, quotes out of context, and just plain makes stuff up. This is par for the course, but even with all that she actually proves my point that the anti-FTR folks currently in power in Tiverton are intentionally trying to hurt voters to advance their political machine. 

Councilor Perry seeks retribution by charter change

Editorial: Pokemon precautions

Brexit bodes badly for Hilary Clinton

Even baseball is no escape

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.