Bristol Police arrest two for drunk driving

In addition to chasing down a loose donkey and telling people to go inside and be quiet, Bristol police officers made a couple arrests from Feb. 12 to 18 — both for driving under the …
Final test awaits $97M Westport school
WESTPORT — Special Town Meeting (attendance 1,005) voters approved it a month ago, now Westport’s proposed new middle-high school … Read More
Barrington resident calls police after suspicious encounter
A Barrington resident called police after a suspicious man knocked on his front door and said he was collecting money for a police … Read More
Jazz for Kids celebrates 19 years in Portsmouth (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — Infants, toddlers, tikes and parents grooved to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie — even the … Read More
Obituaries
Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of Bristol

Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of the Columban Fathers, Ferry Road, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born on Nov. 6, 1939, in Sacramento, Calif., he was the son of …

Elsie Ferreira, 93, Bristol

Patricia A. Bourne, 75, of Bristol

Bristol blocks illegal dumpers from Native American site
Illegal dumping in a fragile nature preserve north of Narrows Road has been a problem for years, but it looks like those days may be … Read More
Land trust's 'Tuesday Trails Team' plays key role
In order to fulfill its mission of protecting open space and wetlands from development, since its inception in 1979 the Barrington … Read More
Bristol begins new revaluation today
The lengthy process of assessing the value of every property in Bristol begins today and is expected to last about eight months. Armed … Read More
Barrington native sets school track record
Barrington High School graduate and Troy University junior Michael Alvernaz set a school and meet record in the indoor track weight … Read More
New business moves into Maple Avenue space
Link Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm serving Rhode Island and Mass., has moved from Warren to 71 Maple Ave. in … Read More
Two Westport residents killed in NY state crash
VERONA, NY —Two Westport residents were among three people killed in a one-car rollover crash Wednesday morning on the New York … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Bristol can’t partner with YMCA on swim center Please accept my response to George Burman’s, “Town should re-explore YMCA partnership” letter in last week’s edition of The Bristol Phoenix. But, before I do, I would …
Letter: Thanks for another successful holiday season for TAPIN To the editor: Once again TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) has successfully completed its holiday season. Thanksgiving led right into our Christmas distribution with tons of new toys! With the …
Editorial — New Westport school a good deal Some places, fear of high taxes and big debt would be good reason to hesitate before voting yes on a near-$100 million school bond. But in Westport, property tax alarm is a bit more difficult to …
Sports
East Providence cagers earn high school basketball accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — Shaniah Hazard earned the top accolades among the East Providence High School basketball contingent this winter, chosen by the league coaches as a member of both the All-Division …
Barrington Middle School girls lose in state finals The Curtis Corner jinx continues for the Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team.  For the third time, the South Kingstown middle school entry has beaten the Lady Eagles in the …
Division playoff runs end for East Providence High School cagers Tuesday, Feb. 20, was unfortunately “D-day” as in defeat day for the East Providence High School basketball teams as both squads were eliminated from their respective division playoff …

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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.