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RIDOT announces Washington Bridge traffic pattern change

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a traffic pattern change for a section of the Washington Bridge, which carries I-195 West from East Providence to …
World War II display commemorates veterans in downtown Bristol
Sunday nights were for the girls — at least that’s how it was at Pat Sullivan Fonseca’s house, during the height of World War … Read More
Remembering the Puniello brothers — five siblings, five veterans
Carmine Puniello immigrated to the USA in 1909 from Frosolone, Italy. Thirteen years later he and his wife Anna built their home on 76 … Read More
Veterans’ Day services at two locations in Bristol on Sunday
Bristol’s official Veterans Day observances will begin at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 11, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the War … Read More
Bristol native opens new restaurant in the heart of Providence
A Bristol native brought buzz to the capital city Thursday night with the opening of his new restaurant, Sarto, a Rhode … Read More
Veterans out, newcomers in — Bristol school committee candidates react
By the time the dust settled Tuesday night, none of the three incumbents, Bill O’Dell, Paul Silva, or Diana Campbell, had retained … Read More
Bristol's big dig is right on schedule
Phase 2 of the Tanyard Brook rehabilitation project has been going on for about a month now. It began on the south side of Garfield … Read More
Obituaries
Maria Isaura Andrade, 93, of Rehoboth Maria Isaura (Gouveia) Andrade, 93, of Rehoboth, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the Jose Vieira Andrade.    Born in Rabo dePeixe, St. Michael, she was the …
William “Bill” Dober, 52, of Coconut Creek, Fla. On Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, William J. “Bill” Dober of Coconut Creek, Fla., and formerly of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully with his family by his side. …
Sports
Mt. Hope falls to East Greenwich in quarterfinal faceoff It was a long bus ride home for many on the Mt. Hope High School varsity football team as their Division II playoff run was cut short Friday, Nov. 2, after falling 17-6 to East Greenwich on the …
Mt. Hope celebrates big win on Homecoming night Fans packed the Mt. Hope High School stadium Friday, Oct. 26 as they cheered on their Division II Huskies varsity football team to an easy 47-0 victory over the Juanita/Wheeler/PCD Football Co-op …
Mt. Hope girls tennis gains playoffs despite losing to Chariho, 4-2, in last regular season match The Mt. Hope tennis team’s hard work has paid off. The team made the playoffs by placing sixth in Division II, with a record of 8-5. “We are excited to have made the playoffs,” said Head …
Scolaro scores two as Huskies blank Mounties 3-0 Huskies senior striker Jo Jo Scolaro scored two goals in leading Mt. Hope to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Charles Academy in a home game at Vendituoli Field on Friday night. “The team played a …
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Opinion
Letter: In my father’s honor, veterans home needs help My late father, Sassio Michael Minutelli, served as the R.I. Permanent Advisory Council on House Veterans Affairs President Emeritus, in addition to many other positions in the State of Rhode Island …
Letter: Always remember and never forget I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to Susan and Linda, owners of Paper, Packaging and Panache, for offering their store window to display the wonderful World War II collection of my …
Letter: Thank you all for your support during the campaign I am writing this letter on Monday, Nov. 5, obviously without knowing the outcome of tomorrow’s election, because for what I’d like to say today, the result is irrelevant. It has been …
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …

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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.