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A Blue Ribbon and a Congressional visit for Bristol elementary school

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited Colt Andrews Elementary School last Friday to praise staff and students in a ceremony inside the school’s auditorium to recognize Colt Andrews for being honored as a …
BCWA: Pipeline project needs state aid
Allan Klepper stood before the Barrington Town Council on Monday night, Jan. 7, and tried to explain the situation facing the Bristol … Read More
Despite loss to Mounties, Huskies see bright season ahead
The Mt. Hope basketball team lost their first game of the year to Mount St. Charles 58-54 during a home game on Friday night. The lost … Read More
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the … Read More
Resident claims Bristol County Water Authority is breaking the law
A Serpentine Road resident who ran for Warren Town Council last fall to raise awareness of alleged negligence and wrongdoing by the … Read More
New owners, new look and a new Bristol restaurant
William Pannoni has always wanted to run his own restaurant in Bristol. He soon will be. He and partner Lisa Paulino are busy … Read More
District 68 race down to five
The race for the House of Representatives District 68 seat is down to five hopefuls, after three candidates in Warren and two in … Read More
Obituaries
John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Bristol John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Wood Street passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Josephs) Reynolds.  Born in West Warwick, he was the son of …
Eleanor Travers, 90, of Bristol Mrs. Eleanor V. (Viera) Travers, age 90, of High Street, life-long resident of Bristol, R.I., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She …
Arlene Shirley Garcia-Colon of Bristol Arlene Shirley Garcia-Colon (Deso) died at home in Bristol, R.I., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Mildred Deso, sister of the late Lorraine Thompson, Pauline …
Conceicao M. Botelho of Bristol Conceicao (Connie) M. Botelho of Verdi Lane passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Manuel Botelho. Born in Fenais de Ajuda, Sao Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of the late …
Sports
Barrington remembers a legend Frank Murgo once told this reporter many years ago, “I always tell my teams to play smart football and give it all they’ve got.” That was the trademark of a winning football …
Eagles skate past Mounties in Medeiros Cup opener The East Bay Girls Co-op ice hockey team scored two goals in the first two minutes and rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Mount St. Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln Co-op team in the first of the two …
Ben Hurd leads Portsmouth over Mt. Hope in boys’ basketball PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team escaped with a 60-58 win over Mt, Hope in the East Bay Holiday Classic tournament at PHS Thursday. A …
East Bay Co-op girls hockey team remains undefeated The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team skated to a 2-0 win over the Mount St. Charles Co-op team on Saturday night, Dec. 22, and defeated the Cranston Co-op team 7-3 on Friday night, Dec. …
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Opinion
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …
Letter: My BCWA complaints are crystal clear To the editor:Last week's article on my complaints to the RI State Attorney General did an injustice. It was verbose.My two complaints are not.They are based  on the obvious. They were purposely …
Letter: Reform Caucus works toward a better legislative process To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to …
Editorial: Your Bristol County water supply is being left to rot We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These …

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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.