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Bristol Police camp strives to build a community of leaders

They tested their wits while investigating a crime scene, pushed their boundaries while climbing their way through a ropes course. With every passing day, they challenged both their minds and their …
DEM Police arrest two fishermen, caught with 37 illegal stripers
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Robert Majors, … Read More
‘Courageous Kids’ return to the Bristol Town Common
Born of local concern over unhealthy activities on the Town Common, the Courageous Kids program’s sophomore year was a … Read More
New university president takes the helm at Roger Williams
Monday was just his first day on the job, but as he walked around campus, Ioannis Miaoulis, the 11th president of Roger Williams … Read More
Obituaries
JoAnn Collins, 66, of Bristol
JoAnn (Proto) Collins, 66, of Kickemuit Avenue passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of Charles E. … Read More
H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Bristol
H. Sanford (Sandy) Town, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of 41 Usher Terrace, Bristol, passed away on Wednesday August 14, 2019, … Read More
Robert J. Donato, 59, of Bristol
Robert J. Donato, 59, of Bristol, R.I., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in … Read More
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Aug. 22,  2019.
Bristol Legal Notices – July 11, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on July 11, 2019.
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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.