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New firefighter statue pops up at Bristol's Firemen's Park

It appeared suddenly about a week ago, but the statue of the firefighter has actually been a plan in the works for nearly 20 years.
Kickemuit Middle School headed to Science Olympiad Nationals for second consecutive year
There’s no better team of science-loving adolescents in Rhode Island right now than the Kickemuit Middle School Science Olympiad … Read More
A shoreline property like no other
Visit 10,000 properties, tour every million-dollar listing in the Northeast, swipe through Zillow for days … you will never find … Read More
Did you know that the King of Coral is a Bristol resident?
From Bulgaria to Bristol, Vassil Zlatarski has studied fossil and modern corals and reefs for seven decades — and counting. Read More
Third westbound lane on bridge opens April 20
A third lane of travel westbound on the east portion of the Washington Bridge will be available to drivers as of Saturday, April 20. … Read More
Mt. Hope freshman tosses no-hitter in first ever start
Trace Dubois wasn't even supposed to play on varsity his freshman year. He wound up accomplishing one of the sport's most coveted … Read More
Could you handle the pressure of a law enforcement situation?
Participants of the Bristol Police Department's Citizens Police Academy found out during a virtual simulation of encounters that … Read More
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‘Daffodils Downtown’ kicks off soon throughout Bristol

The Bristol Garden Club will present ‘Daffodils Downtown’ from April 15 through the 29th. Bristol merchants will be showcasing daffodil-themed paintings by local artists in their windows, and several restaurants will be offering daffodil themed delights.

Bristol's 2024 4th of July Concert Series lineup announced

Here it is, folks, your 2024 July 4th Concert Series lineup!

Coggeshall Farm opens for season on Saturday

On April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coggeshall Farm will be offering a fun and educational outdoor experience for all ages.
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Obituaries
Nelson Martins Nelson D. Martins, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Nelson was a graduate of Brown University and received his PhD in...
Barbara McGrath Barbara E. (Turner) McGrath, 97, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John McGrath. Barbara was the daughter of the late Joshua and Sarah (Cl
Jean Peters Jean was born in Willimantic, CT on May 15, 1924 to Edith Viola (Lyman) and Philip Henry Isham and was a resident of Columbia, CT for the first 90 years of her life. She moved to Rhode Island in 2014
Sports
RIDEM stock ponds in anticipation of 2024 trout season A rite of spring as much as any other, Opening Day of the 2024 trout season is set for Saturday, April 13, and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has stocked more than 100 …
Portsmouth wins home opener against Mt. Hope, 8-3 PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity baseball team started its season in fine fashion Monday, winning a home opener against Mt. Hope by a score of 8-3.   The Patriots …
Fun is the name of the game for Fullen and Huskies Mt. Hope coach Tom Fullen smiled while talking about this season’s unified basketball team. “It’s the most fun that’d I have had coaching,” he said. “How can …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024   The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled recently between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears …
Opinion
Letter: Thank you for your kindness

My wife passed away on March 9, 2024, and I am writing this to thank a group of very special people.

Letter: Managing to save Atlantic herring is a tall order

Thanks very much for your column on the status of Atlantic herring in the March 28, 2024, East Providence Post. As you probably know, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the Atlantic herring …

Letter: We want new representation, not a new state

Democrat voters, kick the habit. You have nothing to lose, and a new life for you, your children, and your neighbors to gain.

Letter: Walking in my grandfather’s footsteps

This late-life adventure to witness “Nature showeth Thy handiwork” is now one to reflect on, come together on and pass on to grandchildren of our own.

Letter: Only better pay will help police retention

There's only going to be one thing that's going to attract and retain quality employees, and that is money.

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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.