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It's coworker vs. coworker for Bristol Town Clerk

A couple of minutes before the 4 p.m. filing deadline on June 27, Melissa Cordeiro, who has served as a senior clerk in the Bristol Town Clerk’s office for nearly 11 years, submitted her papers …
Cyclists cross four bridges to benefit Save The Bay
EAST BAY — Bicyclists enjoyed some of the most spectacular views in our area Sunday when they crossed over four bridges before … Read More
Bristol student charts her own course
It’s been said that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life. It’s a lesson that one Mt. Hope … Read More
United Brothers synagogue in Bristol welcomes a new leader
Daniel Kertzner, the new spiritual leader of the United Brothers Synagogue, is not, technically, a Rabbi, not having completed the … Read More
Everyone’s favorite dory, Celeste, called a Bristol icon
Among the iconic watercraft in Bristol, only one dory comes to mind, and her name is Celeste. She is said to be everybody’s … Read More
RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway … Read More
New CNA and CPR training center opens in Bristol
While others were spending their summer days out on the harbor or picnicking in the park, longtime educator and registered nurse for … Read More
Obituaries
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Lorraine Sousa, 75, of Bristol Lorraine (Martins) Sousa, 75, of 5 Debra Ave., Bristol, passed away peacefully into God’s care on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a valiant battle with cancer. She joins her beloved husband, …
Sports
Mt. Hope girls soccer team preps for physical D-I grind The Mt. Hope girls soccer team kicked off their season with a physically tough, 0-0 tie against North Kingstown in a Division I league game on Friday evening. Huskies senior goalkeeper Thea …
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
BHS gym dedicated to beloved Coach Murgo It was a joyous gathering of family, friends and colleagues as the gymnasium at Barrington High School was dedicated to Frank J. Murgo, beloved father, teacher, and coach who served the athletic …
Huskies boosters hold color run The Mt. Hope Boosters club will kick-off their annual tailgate event with the Boosters Color Run at the high school track and grounds on Saturday August 25. Runners cam register online at …
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Opinion
The 20th century’s worst storm — through a child’s eyes AUTUMNAL EQUANOX – Half way to winter: September 21, 1938 – and tomorrow, September 21, 2018. Senior citizens recall that most devastating hurricane here in recorded history exactly 80 …
Letter: Chaotic flag flying in ‘honor’ of Sen. McCain If only we had a flag co — oh wait a minute, we do have a flag code. Subsequent to the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain, flag-respecting Americans jumped into action and demonstrated their …
Letter: Elections can bring about innovation and change I was perplexed to read Halsey Herreshoff’s pessimistic view on the nature and tenor of American politics from “D.C. to Bristol” (Letters to the Editor, “Town clerk is the …
Letter: Town clerk is the face of local government Sir Winston Churchill once commented to the effect that government by democracy is flawed but that there is no better system. The same might be observed about our American method of voting officials …

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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.