Water Street re-pave starts Monday

Motorists frustrated with the sad state of Water Street will get what they've been waiting for next week — a re-pave of the busy road in North Warren. Warren DPW Chief Jan Malik said Friday that …
Two boards narrowly approve downtown Bristol project
The controversial proposal to construct a large building in downtown Bristol cleared two important hurdles Thursday night, winning … Read More
Rep. Marshall refutes claims, decries 'bully' tactics of 'extreme left'
State Rep. Kenneth Marshall (District 68-Bristol and Warren) responded to a complaint filed with the Rhode Island Board of Elections … Read More
Progressive Democrats file elections complaint against Marshall
Expenses for trips to Palm Beach, New Hampshire, Vermont and Quebec that were supposedly not reported on ethics filings; thousands of … Read More
Charlie Enright and Vestas 11th Hour Racing wins Gothenburg In-Port Race, MAPFRE claim In-Port Series title
Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing showed great patience and sailed a clean race for a victory in the Gothenburg In-Port Race … Read More
East Bay girls win state championship
The East Bay Girls Lacrosse 7/8 Blue team won the RIYLL State Championship on June 17, defeating South County 13-8. Reilly Curran … Read More
Halsey Herreshoff gets his own Bristol park
Hope and Walley streets and just south of the location of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Company that once employed more than 400 … Read More
Black Ships Festival is coming to Bristol
The Japan America Society of Rhode Island is celebrating the 35th year of the Black Ships Festival on July 13-15, 2018. Started in … Read More
Honoring and remembering Bristol’s first responders
On the morning of Sunday, June 10, the Bristol Fire Department, Division of Emergency Medical Services, and the Ladies Auxiliary met … Read More
At age 9, she’s a two-time Orange Crate Derby champion
As cars scream down Bayview Avenue, a kid with a camera jumps onto the course, click, click, click. The cars hit the finish line and … Read More
Obituaries
Edward Sardinha, 87, of Bristol

Edward Sardinha, 87, of Franklin Street, Bristol, passed away on June 19, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Virginia (Sousa) Sardinha.    Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Ann J. Travers, 78, of Bristol

Arthur A. Manuel, 58

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Chariho blanks Huskies 7-0 in Pod I playoff game, game two is Saturday The Mt. Hope baseball team lost to Chariho 7-0 in a Division II Pod I playoff game at Pierce Field on Thursday afternoon. It was the Huskies first lost in the playoffs. The two teams will now duke it …
Mt. Hope boys, girls fall in lacrosse finals They gave it their best, but the Mt. Hope boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams came up just short in their bids to win state Division II titles this weekend.The boys fell to Middletown 11 to 9 …

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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.