New burrito restaurant in Portsmouth an early hit

PORTSMOUTH — The back of its menu states in bold letters: “Burritos: The most important meal of the day.” Based on the number of vehicles seen coming and going from the new …
Warren police: No credible threat in school shooting post
Warren police say students are in no danger after officials on Thursday received word that a 15-year-old had threatened to “shoot … Read More
RIDOT to start resurfacing East Bay Bike Path this week
EAST BAY — The R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is set to repair 12 miles of the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East … Read More
Mayor of Lagoa, Açores visits Bristol, her Sister City
Last Thursday, March 15, a delegation from Bristol’s Sister City of Lagoa in the Açores arrived at Town Hall and was greeted by … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship
The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state … Read More
Artillery members sport first uniform look in 60 years
Chartered in 1776 and with a museum dating back to 1843, the Bristol Train of Artillery these days is fired up about its brand new … Read More
East Bay Co-op edges Lasalle-Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in game one, leads series 1-0
The East Bay Co-op upset LaSalle/Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in the opener of the Division I Championship series at Brown’s Meehan … Read More
Finance board faces big decision on Bristol Warren schools
Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade will make one last appeal to the group that determines how much money he and the district have … Read More
East Bay girls hockey team focused on championship
The East Bay co-op girls ice hockey team is hoping to cap a successful season with a state championship trophy. The Eagles team, … Read More
Mt. Hope students walk out of school in honor of Parkland shooting victims, demand changes to gun laws
BRISTOL — Joining with their peers across America, Mt. Hope High School students walked out of class Wednesday morning and shivered … Read More
Joseph R. Ferreira, 90, of Bristol

Joseph R. Ferreira, 90, of Cross Street, Bristol, passed away on March 16, 2018, at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. He was the husband of Peggy (Studdard) Ferreira.    Born in Bristol, …

Alfred J. Parent, Jr., 82, of Bristol

Patricia A. Bourne, 75, of Bristol

Letter: Lots to be done to improve school safety To the editor:This country has sadly suffered way too many tragedies like the recent school shooting in Florida. Events have clearly shown that poor school security and failed governmental controls …
Let: JFC supporting education To the editor:Last week, at the Bristol Warren Regional School District (BWRSD) Joint Finance Committee Meeting (JFC), the Town of Bristol and the Town of Warren made significant progress in …
Letter: Christmas Festival Committee could use your help When I tell people I’m from Bristol, the immediate response is usually “Fourth of July.” It seems almost everyone has heard of Bristol’s July Fourth …
Area gymnastics team takes 26 medals at state championships The East Bay boys gymnastics team won 39 medals at the 2018 state gymnastics championships at Aim High Academy in East Greenwich on Saturday. 3/10. The team collected 26 medals and 13 state …
East Bay girls skate into hockey championship series The East Bay co-op girls hockey team will play in the state championship finals series after the Eagles defeated the Mt. St. Charles co-op team in two straight games last weekend. East Bay skated …
Hockey: Barrington clobbers EP-Linc 8-3 in D-II Quarterfinals Freshman winger Matt Spears scored a hat-trick and added two assists in leading the Barrington boys hockey team over EP-Lincoln Co-op, 8-3, in game one of the Division II Quarterfinals at Portsmouth …

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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.