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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 …
Video: Sections of Main Street flooded in Warren
Parts of Main Street (Rte 114) were flooded Friday morning just before the Bristol/Warren line near Seymour Street. Read More
Nine candidates face off for three Bristol school board seats
Bristol residents have a lot of School Committee candidates to consider this Nov. 6 — nine, to be exact. Here are snapshots of each … Read More
Workers to lay water pipe 20 feet under Kickemuit River
Contractors will soon drill a hole across and more than 20 feet under the Kickemuit River to provide a more reliable source of water … Read More
The long road to save Bristol's Longfield estate
The clouds were rolling in overhead, but Edward Redmond’s disposition was as sunny as ever as he strolled through the abandoned, … Read More
Gablinske says he's moderate alternative to 'liberal extreme' incumbent
Voters in Rhode Island House District 69 have two familiar names to choose from this year. Susan Donovan, a Democrat, and Doug … Read More
Bristol residents, look for those Pink Bags coming soon
The Bristol Town Council urged residents during its Oct. 3 meeting to give second thoughts to throwing out unwanted clothing, shoes, … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph R. Medeiros, 89, Warren Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Artemizia (Cordeiro) Medeiros. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the …
Domenic Michael Grimo, 92, of Bristol Domenic Michael Grimo, 92, of Oliver Street passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Ida (Florenzano) Grimo. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Frank …
Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren, passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Artemizia (Cordeiro) Medeiros. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Joseph …
Sports
Freshman scores first goal in win over Cranston West Midfielder Joviana Goldstein scored her first goal with two minutes left in the game to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Cranston West at Vendituolli Field on Friday evening. The win boosted the …
Young quarterback leads Huskies over Coventry, 21-6 In only his second varsity start, sophomore quarterback Jordan Pompey directed the Huskies to a 21-6 victory over Coventry during the annual Salute to Service game at Vendituoli Field on Friday …
Mt. Hope girls soccer team preps for physical D-I grind The Mt. Hope girls soccer team kicked off their season with a physically tough, 0-0 tie against North Kingstown in a Division I league game on Friday evening. Huskies senior goalkeeper Thea …
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
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Opinion
Letter: Research says early education correlates to successful outcomes I’m responding to Mike Byrnes’ letter to the editor, “Universal Pre-K suggestion is irresponsible at best,” in last week’s paper. The only thing that’s …
Letter: Would this candidate really rock the boat at the Statehouse? Doug Gablinske wrote in his political statement last week that politicians have become “devoted to ideology and philosophy and not you.” It was an odd statement coming from the former …
Editorial: Bike path crime spree is a crock Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which …
Letter: Relationship between council and clerk is vitally important Having served 14 years on the town council I certainly am aware of the unique relationship between the council and the town clerk who acts as its secretary and is based on mutual respect and a …

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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.