The Latest From Bristol

Elks volunteers show overseas troops they care

A team of volunteers worked together seamlessly inside the Bristol County Elks Lodge, working together with assembly-line-like precision. Organized piles of food, toiletries and games spanned the …
Bristol says no to music for the half-marathon
The Bristol Town Council unanimously denied a request for amplified music and announcements for the fifth annual Independence Rhode … Read More
R.I. Capitol Police launches recruitment campaign
PROVIDENCE — A recruitment campaign for new Capitol Police Officers begins June 16, Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of … Read More
U.S. Naval Academy vessels arrive in Bristol
Five U.S. Naval Academy training vessels completed their voyage from their home port in Annapolis, Md., to the Herrehshoff Marine … Read More
Obituaries
Paul A. Doyle, 78, formerly of Bristol
Paul A. Doyle, 78, formerly of Bristol, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Doris L. (Lemoi) Doyle. … Read More
Dottie (Dorothy) R. Gardner, 84, of Bristol
Dottie (Shin) Gardner, 84, of Byfield Street, Bristol, passed peacefully into the arms of her beloved Elbert on June 6, 2019. Per her … Read More
John “Jack” Martin Lema, Jr., 75, of Dixmont, Maine
John “Jack” Martin Lema, Jr., 75, of Dixmont, Maine, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Warren on June 9, … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices - May 16, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 16 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – May 9, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the May 9 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.

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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.