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 people building vessels powered by both steam and …
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
Huskies playoff run over, lose to Chariho in semifinals, 5-2
East Providence — The Mt. Hope baseball team lost to Chariho 5-2, in the Division II Pod I semifinals at Pierce Field on Saturday … Read More
Annual Challenger Jamboree in Portsmouth brings smiles to all
PORTSMOUTH — For the 12th straight year, children with developmental ad and physical disabilities from around Rhode Island and … Read More
Mt. Hope Class of 2018 celebrates commencement, looks to future
There was no shortage of inspiration as the Mt. Hope High School Class of 2018 gathered for commencement on Saturday, June 9, at Roger … Read More
Need a lift? Children's photographer publishes book to 'Brighten Your Day'
When Tracy (Silva) Sweeney’s family moved to Nebraska when she was a sophomore in high school, she found it hard to say goodbye … Read More
Teen's creativity transforms spinnaker into prom dress
Every girl wants a prom dress that makes her feel great. Not every girl gets to wear a prom dress that says so much about who she … Read More
Perfect attendance, for 12 years of school
When the bells ring in a new day for Bristol Warren students next Monday morning, for the first time in 12 years, Brandon Moreira will … Read More
Obituaries
Ann C. Schwarz, 79, of Plymouth

Ann C. (Crowley) Schwarz of Plymouth, formerly of Quincy and Bristol, R.I., died unexpectedly as result of an auto accident on June 6. She is the beloved wife of Stefen D. Schwarz of Plymouth; loving …

Kenneth Morris, 94, of Swansea

Frances Coelho, 77, of Tiverton

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Opinion
Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …
Letter: On riding RIPTA To the editor: Not having to worry about the pitfalls of a personal vehicle feels like a luxury when I ride RIPTA. Being able to ride the bus 35 miles from Providence to Point Judith for a couple …
Letter: Senate needs to vote on animal abuse bill To the editor: As a Rhode Island veterinarian, Barrington resident, and voter, I’m anxiously waiting for the Rhode Island Senate to finally give a vote to H.7456, a commonsense measure to …
Sports
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 …
Mt. Hope baseball smashes 10 hits in playoff win over Smithfield Huskies senior clean-up hitter Stew Kay drove in six runs on three hits as the Huskies clobbered Smithfield 11-8 in a Division II home playoff game on Thursday afternoon. The Sentinels jumped on …

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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.