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Intrigued by an enlightening opinion letter of the Nov. 11 Phoenix (“School district isn’t racist — but it is failing”), stating the math and science proficiency of Mt Hope … more
Turkey is the enduring symbol of the Thanksgiving holiday for many families across America, yet there may be nothing traditional about preparing this year’s holiday feast. At a time when many … more
Dennis J. (Rap) Raposa, 63, of Warren, R.I. died unexpectedly at home on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Kathleen (Kathy) Raposa. He also leaves his parents, … more
The Bristol Merchants Association (BMA) will be holding their 26th annual Holiday Preview this Friday Night, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. more
Retired USMC Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Ortega stole hearts and made tears flow during the annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony, held at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol on Nov. 11. more
Last Tuesday, Nov. 9, Bob Vanderhoof sold Roberto’s to Richie Corrente of the Portside Tavern. more
Interim Superintendent Ed Mara's last day in Bristol Warren will be Friday, Nov. 19, meaning the next person to step up as the district's head administrator will be the sixth one to do so in less than three years. more
The Mt. Hope Masqueraders is set to perform their first Fall Play since the pandemic began last March. more
A harrowing encounter on High Street in Bristol ended peacefully Wednesday morning, as Bristol and Rhode Island State Police were able to apprehend a 32-year-old suspect who fired multiple shots from … 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.