Helping to save lives in Portsmouth, brick by brick

PORTSMOUTH — It’s just a simple brick that’s placed outside a doorway, but it will lead first responders to a wealth of information when they arrive to a medical …
Portsmouth students learning from failure at Navy Base

MIDDLETOWN — Like real engineers, the high school students participating in the Undersea Technology Apprentice Program (UTAP) sometimes have real squabbles over construction and …

Veterans of town service square off for top job

Town employees want to feel empowered. They want the town to succeed, and they want a say in how that is achieved. And it’s the town administrator’s job to make sure they have that …

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Bristol arrests: Foot chase ends in DUI, domestic violence, and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Jason W. Rosa, 39, of 75 Wood St., Rehoboth, Mass., was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after …

Westport police station plan goes to voters Aug. 2

They’ve already voted their approval of a new police station, now voters are asked to return to the question once more to weigh in on the method of payment. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the polls will …

Tree's balancing act after windstorm

Strong storms have pounded Bristol lately, especially last weekend, causing extensive tree damage and some house damage around the town. Two trees were broken on Monkey Wrench Lane Friday night, …

Photos: Hawks take up residence in Barrington

A family of Cooper's Hawks have recently taken up residence in the backyard of a Sowams Road home.  The hawks, which have been seen sitting atop tree branches and on playground equipment, can …

Barrington man allegedly harassing beach patrons

Barrington police responded to the town beach on Wednesday, July 20, after people complained of a man harassing beach patrons. Witnesses there said the man had been taking pictures of people …

New pastor — from TV repair to God's work

Dan Ames recently arrived in Barrington — the latest stop in his journey as a pastor in the Methodist church. Pastor Dan was called to ministry in 1992 and began his work at Broadcove …

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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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

Opinion
Justin Katz totally misjudged ability to cut budget

To the editor: We now know something about Messrs. Justin Katz and Jeffrey Caron and Ms. Nancy Driggs. They do not like to be criticized. Not them. Their way of responding to criticism is to …

Speak-Out: Parade complaints, bike rescue

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

Letter: Candidate never requested Warren endorsement

Letter: Knight never requested to speak with District 67 committee

Things to Do
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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Scott Pickering has worked for East Bay Newspapers since 1994, holding roles as Reporter, Section Editor, News Editor, Managing Editor, and General Manager. He earned a bachelor's degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Babson College, is past president of the Rhode Island Press Association, plays soccer year-round, and is father to three boys.