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 …

Rumford Junior Baseball Stars reach state championship round

PAWTUCKET — With a pair of victories over the weekend, the Rumford Little League Junior Baseball Division All Stars have reached the championship round of the 2016 state tournament.The locals …

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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. …
East Providence Waterfront Series

Several other projects succeed under the radar

EAST PROVIDENCE — While much of the discussion recently has centered on what's to come at East Providence's waterfront, it's sometimes easy to overlook what has already occurred right at or near …

State champs head to nationals

A team of local girls is headed out west to compete in a national soccer tournament. The team, including Allison Burke of Bristol, Brielle Tripp of Somerset, Mass., and Jaydah Bedoya of New …

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 …

Descendants mark Anne Hutchinson’s 425th birthday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Dozens of direct descendants of Anne Hutchinson gathered at Founders’ Brook Park, the library and then Greenvale Vineyards Friday to toast the Puritan preacher, midwife and …

Bristol Maritime Center open for boaters

Touting it as an "investment," an "economic engine" and an "anchor of activity along the waterfront," local, state and federal officials cut the ribbon on Bristol's long-awaited Maritime …

East Providence Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze, which engulfed a multi-family home on South Blossom Street in the early morning hours of Friday, July 22. While the …
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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

Editorial: Pokemon precautions

Standing on the fountain in Independence Park. Strolling along the dock near the Prudence Island Ferry. Waiting to pray outside First Congregational Church.You just never know where a monster is …

Brexit bodes badly for Hilary Clinton

Even baseball is no escape

Speak-Out: Bristol bands should lead Bristol’s parade

Letter: Help Bristol celebrate America’s independence

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

Bristol Police and harbor officials rushed to the area around the Mount Hope Bridge Friday morning on reports of a potential jumper on the bridge. The call came in just before 10 a.m., prompting …

Bristol arrests: DUI, domestic assault, fraud

Tiverton Police: Felony assault charged

FBI seized nearly $1M from Gallison

Warren man charged with child pornography

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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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Jim McGaw

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.