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EDITOR's NOTE: The following is a guest commentary by former Bristol Town Councilman and Town Administrator Halsey Herreshoff. The Bristol Phoenix of May 18 well described the funding crisis of … more
BRISTOL — The Mt. Hope High School football team shut out Division I East Providence, 13-0, in a non-league home game on Friday night. Running backs Josh Pompey and Dylan Martins led the … more
Town Administrator Steven Contente has cut the senior center director’s salary in half after saying she was “double dipping” by taking salary from a substance abuse prevention grant … more
The director of the Bristol Senior Center has been charged with embezzlement, among other crimes, as the town continues to investigate an alleged “double dipping” scheme in which … more
The Rhode Island Supreme Court has sided with Warren in a multi-million dollar school funding suit that pitted Warren against Bristol and the Bristol Warren Regional School District.On Friday, May … more
Bristol and Warren need to do something to make their relationship and fractured school district’s finances whole, town council members from both towns agree. Exactly what they should do, … more
Tuesday night I lay awake for a long time because I could not stop thinking about a conversation I had with a woman at the check-out line at the grocery store. After complimenting me on my … more
These are dark times when the very foundation of our democracy is under attack through hateful words and actions coming from the Oval Office. I am enraged and horrified by the executive order to … more
Two residents are facing multiple drug charges after an explosion and fire in their State Street home revealed the hashish lab they were running, according to Bristol Police. Kelly Normandin, 22, … more
To the editor, Dear members of the RI House Judiciary Committee, I understand you had a hearing on Tuesday, April 11, on House bill H-5555 that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use. I … more
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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.