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World War II display commemorates veterans in downtown Bristol

Sunday nights were for the girls — at least that’s how it was at Pat Sullivan Fonseca’s house, during the height of World War II. Only six years old when her father and three uncles …
Veterans out, newcomers in — Bristol school committee candidates react
By the time the dust settled Tuesday night, none of the three incumbents, Bill O’Dell, Paul Silva, or Diana Campbell, had retained … Read More
Bristol's big dig is right on schedule
Phase 2 of the Tanyard Brook rehabilitation project has been going on for about a month now. It began on the south side of Garfield … Read More
Experience prevails in Bristol clerk's race — both candidates react to the outcome
Longtime Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo held off challenger Melissa Cordeiro and will retain his post for another two years. The … Read More
Ascencao is taking the fight to the Statehouse
Tuesday night was a time for celebrating, but come morning, Laufton Ascencao was right back at work as the newly appointed state … Read More
Ascencao defeats Hunt for District 68 seat
Democrat Laufton Ascencao came out of the Tuesday midterm elections victorious, winning the District 68 General Assembly seat over … Read More
Lou Cirillo holds off challenger for Bristol Town Clerk
Longtime Bristol Town Clerk Lou Cirillo has held off challenger Melissa Cordeiro and will retain his post for another two years. The … Read More
Obituaries
Maria Isaura Andrade, 93, of Rehoboth Maria Isaura (Gouveia) Andrade, 93, of Rehoboth, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the Jose Vieira Andrade.    Born in Rabo dePeixe, St. Michael, she was the …
William “Bill” Dober, 52, of Coconut Creek, Fla. On Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, William J. “Bill” Dober of Coconut Creek, Fla., and formerly of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. …
Sports
Mt. Hope falls to East Greenwich in quarterfinal faceoff It was a long bus ride home for many on the Mt. Hope High School varsity football team as their Division II playoff run was cut short Friday, Nov. 2, after falling 17-6 to East Greenwich on the …
Mt. Hope celebrates big win on Homecoming night Fans packed the Mt. Hope High School stadium Friday, Oct. 26 as they cheered on their Division II Huskies varsity football team to an easy 47-0 victory over the Juanita/Wheeler/PCD Football Co-op …
Mt. Hope girls tennis gains playoffs despite losing to Chariho, 4-2, in last regular season match The Mt. Hope tennis team’s hard work has paid off. The team made the playoffs by placing sixth in Division II, with a record of 8-5. “We are excited to have made the playoffs,” said Head …
Scolaro scores two as Huskies blank Mounties 3-0 Huskies senior striker Jo Jo Scolaro scored two goals in leading Mt. Hope to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Charles Academy in a home game at Vendituoli Field on Friday night. “The team played a …
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Opinion
Letter: Thank you all for your support during the campaign I am writing this letter on Monday, Nov. 5, obviously without knowing the outcome of tomorrow’s election, because for what I’d like to say today, the result is irrelevant. It has been …
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …
Letter: Don’t forget ‘Zip’ Raiola’s career in the theatre! This is a brief addendum to Manny Correia’s very fine tribute to Dominic “Zip” Raiola, (“In memory of the late ‘Zip’ Raiola,” Oct. 25 Phoenix). I feel …
Letter: Improve our education system, to improve our state For those of you who don’t know me, I am Doug Gablinske’s wife; we have been married for 37 years. I couldn’t be happier that we reside in Bristol. As a Providence girl, I was …

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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.