Poachers dump four deer at Bristol nature preserve

State Department of Environmental Management (DEM) investigators earlier this week removed four deer carcasses dumped by poachers at a Narrows Road nature preserve, after several callers and workers …
Longtime Barrington resident celebrates 100th birthday
It was a wondrous occasion for Constance Martin-Biernacki, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with many family members and … Read More
Bristol Police arrest two for drunk driving
In addition to chasing down a loose donkey and telling people to go inside and be quiet, Bristol police officers made a couple arrests … Read More
Bristol blocks illegal dumpers from Native American site
Illegal dumping in a fragile nature preserve north of Narrows Road has been a problem for years, but it looks like those days may be … Read More
Obituaries
Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of Bristol

Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of the Columban Fathers, Ferry Road, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018, at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. Born on Nov. 6, 1939, in Sacramento, Calif., he was the son of …

Elsie Ferreira, 93, Bristol

Patricia A. Bourne, 75, of Bristol

Bristol begins new revaluation today
The lengthy process of assessing the value of every property in Bristol begins today and is expected to last about eight months. Armed … Read More
Training for the unthinkable at Mt. Hope
The shooter walked in to Mt. Hope High School just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Armed to the teeth, he wasted no time pulling a weapon and … Read More
"Junior Trio" leads Mt. Hope girls gymnastics to third straight D-II state championship
PROVIDENCE — The “Junior Trio” of Meghan Oliver, Jayme Foreman and Kaitlin Quinn lead the Huskies to their third straight … Read More
Helping military families is mission for local landscaper
For Stacy Bruno, her landscaping and snow removal business is all about paying tribute to active deployed and military veterans like … Read More
Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
Bristol teacher wins Golden Apple Award
Guiteras School fifth grade teacher Allison Powers and her students were engrossed in a lesson on westward expansion Thursday … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Get involved(!) for the good of our schools A wise man, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” With the school budget a hot topic and a looming vote, we ask all Bristol and Warren …
Letter: Bristol can’t partner with YMCA on swim center Please accept my response to George Burman’s, “Town should re-explore YMCA partnership” letter in last week’s edition of The Bristol Phoenix. But, before I do, I would …
Letter: Thanks for another successful holiday season for TAPIN To the editor: Once again TAPIN (Touch A Person In Need) has successfully completed its holiday season. Thanksgiving led right into our Christmas distribution with tons of new toys! With the …
Sports
Huskies whup Davies 47-32, move on in D-III East quarterfinals BRISTOL — Huskies senior forward Sara Godfrey scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in leading Mt. Hope over Davies, 42-37 in a home preliminary playoff game on Friday night. Davies …
Mt. Hope gymnasts win third straight Division II championship The Mt. Hope girls gymnastics went undefeated and won their third straight Division II championship on Saturday. The Lady Huskies beat both Portsmouth and Prout with a team score of 136.45 at Strive …
Kickemuit wrestlers come up big in states Kickemuit Middle School wrestlers proved themselves among Rhode Island’s elite in the state wrestling championships this past Saturday and Sunday at Cumberland High School. The team finished third …

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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.