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Bristol couple buys St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren

A Bristol couple has purchased the old St. Jean Baptiste church property on Main Street and plan to convert the property into their primary residence. Michael and Carol Riley closed on the …
School budget seeks $3.5 million more from Bristol and Warren
The numbers are big and scary. The Bristol Warren Regional School District says it needs nearly $2 million more next year. Funding … Read More
With one new car wash, and another revitalized, there's no excuse for ridin' dirty in Bristol
Seemingly overnight, car washes are a big business in Bristol. For a long time — since the late 1960s — there were a … Read More
In Warren, luck of the Irish lands on veterans
Everyone was Irish for a day this past Sunday, when the Warren’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 11 held its annual corned beef and … Read More
Longtime sportswriter inducted into Hall of Fame
Longtime East Bay sportswriter/photographer Manny Correira was honored at Sunday's Words Unlimited Awards Banquet at the Cranston … Read More
Ursini accuses Bristol of unlawful termination and defamation
The director of the Benjamin Church Senior Center has filed a claim against the Town of Bristol alleging unlawful termination, … Read More
Speakman sworn into office as District 68 representative
Rep. June S. Speakman was formally sworn in to the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 13, to represent District 68 in Warren … Read More
Obituaries
Gilles Julien Bruneaux, age 81, of Bristol Gilles Julien Bruneaux, age 81, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his apartment in Paris, France, in the presence of his loving wife of 52 years, Cynthia (Harvey) Bruneaux. …
Jennie Pacheco, 90, of Bristol Mrs. Jennie (Cavalieri) Pacheco, age 90, of Congregational Street, Bristol, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Newport Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Raymond …
Augustine Nunes, 79, Bristol Augustine (Gus) J. Nunes, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 2, 2019 in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was the son of the late Joseph P. and Mary (Leone) Nunes of Bristol and …
Adelia C. Guedes, 70, of Bristol Adelia C. (Capela) Guedes, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  She was the wife of Jose A. Guedes, her husband of 49 years. Adelia was the daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Dias) …
Sports
East Bay girls lose heartbreaker in double OT The East Bay Co-op girls hockey team pushed LaSalle Academy to the brink before falling in double overtime in game three of the state championship series, 3-2, on Monday night, March 11. The …
Eagles force game 3 in girls hockey championship The East Bay Co-op girls’ varsity hockey team lived to fight another day with a 2-1 win over La Salle in game 2 of the championship series on Saturday, March 9 at URI Boss Arena. LaSalle beat the …
Eagles top Mounties, prep for hockey finals A decision to move Maddie Cox from defense to forward paid dividends for the East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team last weekend, as the Eagles won two straight against the Mount St. Charles Co-op team …
Mt. Hope boys’ basketball team wins D-III state championship They were each the powerhouses of their division; the number-two seeded Mt. Hope Huskies against the top-ranked Toll Gate Titans. Just once, they had faced off during the regular season, in a game …
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Opinion
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …
Thanks to everyone for making Bodacious Bee a success On behalf of the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF), we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support and generosity of the community. The 11th annual Bodacious Bee was a great …
Letter: Green New Deal: Our lives depend on it To the editor: In "Uninhabitable Earth," David Wallace-Wells points out that the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten to overwhelm our planet have not been steadily rising since …
Letter: Censorship is different than refusing to publish terrorism Promoting the sensible judgement and evaluation that many newspapers and magazines normally exercise in selecting what to print as “Letters to the Editor” is not censorship. At least …

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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.