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After many months of preparation and weeks of build-up, the party is finally here! Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flood into Bristol this weekend for the oldest continuous Fourth of … more
Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals … more
Residents are invited to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by military members in the defense of freedom as Bristol pays tribute to fallen soldiers for Memorial Day this weekend. The main event … more
Patriotic music will fill the air along Bristol's waterfront Tuesday as the 99th Army Band kicks off the Fourth of July Concert Series in Independence Park. The concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. in … more
An evening of music, art, Christmas treats and, of course, Santa Claus, benefits families in need and kicks off the annual community aid drive. The Bristol Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary … more
Bristol's Veterans' Day cermonies began early Friday morning with the traditional wreath laying at the War Memorial Garden on Hope Street. Members of the Bristol Veterans Council layed the wreath … more
Rare war horses that now dazzle audiences all over the world will be coming to Bristol as a part of their annual summer tour. The Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria are a rare breed of horse … more
Great Italian food and entertainment will be featured on the Bristol Town Common this week as the oldest, continuous religious feast in the diocese begins Thursday, July 13. The 119th edition of … more
“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music … more
The Fourth of July Concert Series returns Wednesday night with two popular local bands rockin' Independence Park. Tonight's performances include: Rendition June 21, 6:30 p.m.Rendition is an … more
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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.