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Black Ships Festival returning to Bristol

After a successful first showing at Independence Park this past July, the Black Ships Festival returns to Bristol next summer for its 36th annual celebration. Beginning Aug. 9, 2019, the community …
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
Spear fisherman found, after wife and father report that he was missing
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Bristol and Portsmouth Police were notified of a diver who was spearfishing off the Hog … Read More
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 … Read More
Obituaries
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 …
Joseph Faraone, 72, of Bristol Joseph Faraone, 72, of Tupelo Street, Bristol, passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Gail (Oliver) Faraone.    Born in Fall River, he was the son …
Sports
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 …
BHS gym dedicated to beloved Coach Murgo It was a joyous gathering of family, friends and colleagues as the gymnasium at Barrington High School was dedicated to Frank J. Murgo, beloved father, teacher, and coach who served the athletic …
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Opinion
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 …
Letter: Developments would be a disaster for Bristol The recent proposals for development portend a disaster for the character of Bristol along with an increase in taxes. Bristol is fortunate in having many intelligent and thoughtful citizens who have …
Letter: Celebrate our ‘new’ library’s 10-year anniversary October 2018 will mark the 10th year of the “new” Rogers Free Library. This incredible achievement was accomplished through a variety of means: state funding, Champlin Foundations …
Letter: Universal Pre-K suggestion is irresponsible, at best pThe Oct. 4 Phoenix contained a candidate’s statement entitled, “Pre-K would help families and budget.” The candidate’s idea would be for the state (taxpayer) to establish 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.