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‘Vote for me because’ … Eight answers for eight candidates

Back in the good, old days of 2018, candidates used to canvass neighborhoods, ring doorbells, hand out pamphlets and ask for votes. Imagining pre-Covid life, the eight candidates for Bristol Town …

Speakman, Hunt square off in District 68 debate
First term Representative June Speakman squared off against her lone challenger for the House District 68 seat, Libertarian Billy … Read More
Rescued rescue truck is pretty in pink
The latest addition to Rhode Island’s ‘Pink Heals’ fleet was rolled out and delivered to the organization this week, after being … Read More
Bristol and Warren school committee candidates meet Thursday night
The 12 candidates seeking seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee will be meeting in a virtual forum Thursday night, … Read More
Obituaries
Joyce Pires, 71, Bristol
With family by her side, Joyce Lynn (Josephs) Pires, 71, of Bristol, RI passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Hope Health … Read More
Catherine F. “Kitty” Savino, 94, of Bristol
Catherine F. “Kitty” (Palumbo) Savino, 94, of Bristol, R.I. passed away peacefully at the Crestwood Nursing & … Read More
Joseph Furtado Salema, 76, of Bristol
Joseph Furtado Salema, 76, of Fox Hill Avenue passed away on Oct. 15, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Herminia … Read 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.