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Narcan drug already saves one life in Bristol

In the early evening hours of Easter Sunday, April 21, Bristol Police responded to a Hope Street residence after receiving a report of an unresponsive female. On Monday, the department issued a …
East Providence seems poised to accept BCWA connection proposal
EAST PROVIDENCE — A proposal brought forth last month at a workshop by the Bristol Country Water Authority to the city about … Read More
Presenting James Farley, your 2019 Bristol Fourth Chief Marshal
“This was totally unexpected,” said James “Jim” Farley, of the announcement that he was selected to serve as the chief marshal … Read More
DOT planning full closure of Silver Creek Bridge in Bristol
A Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman confirmed late Wednesday the unthinkable for Bristol residents, business … Read More
Barrington sweeps Portsmouth, Middletown in golf match
BARRINGTON — The Barrington High Eagles foursome shot a 170 to sweep Portsmouth and Middletown in an Eastern Division golf match at … Read More
It's back to work on Nayatt Road in Barrington
Works crews returned to Nayatt Road in Barrington this week. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation recently announced that … Read More
Board rejects Westport farm’s full liquor license
At the close of a second sometimes heated hearing, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last Tuesday to deny Weatherlow … Read More
Obituaries
Paul A. Hebert, 83, Westport Paul A. Hebert, 83, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Courtemanche) Hebert. Mr. Hebert was born in Fall River, son …
Lucy M. Bernardo, 94, of Bristol Lucy M. (Cabral) Bernardo, 94, passed away on April 15, 2019, at Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John M. Bernardo.    Born in Warren, R.I., she was the …
Sports
Mt. Hope High School golf team tees off 2019 season SWANSEA — For a program that hasn’t won a match in three years, the Mt. Hope High School golf team began its 2019 season earlier this week with a home contest against East Providence and Rogers …
Optimistic Townies tee off 2019 golf season SWANSEA — The East Providence High School golf team teed off its 2019 Eastern Division regular season schedule earlier this week against Rogers and host Mt. Hope at Swansea Country Club …
Tiverton's Molly Little wins lacrosse honors at U. Denver University of Denver lacrosse player Molly Little of Tiverton won a pair of awards last week — Big East Player of the Week and Inside Lacrosse National Reverent Player of the Week. The junior …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles rally late, defeat Lions The Eagles won their first game of the season on Thursday, April 18, defeating Lincoln High School 9-8. Barrington trailed 3-0 heading into the sixth inning, but scored seven runs to take a 7-3 …
Opinion
Letter: Thank you to all who helped in kayak rescue To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was able …
Grateful to those who helped my Westport Board of Health run To the editor: Thank you to all the voters and supporters of my successful campaign for the Westport Board of Health. It was a great learning experience for me and I met a lot of wonderful people. …
Letter from a kayaker: Thank you to Tiverton first responders and St. Anne's Hospital To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was …
Letter: New town solicitor does budget bidding of TTA To the editor: It comes as no surprise that a non TTA petitioner budget has come under fire here in Tiverton. When the TTA took the majority of the Town Council this past November, they quickly …

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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.