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Examining pickleball — one of America's fastest growing sports

For Bristol residents Nancy and Peter Tache, pickleball has become a way of life.
Bristol resident spreads knowledge and joy via vintage typewriters
Manual typewriters occupy a pretty small slice of human history, but for Bristol's Alayne White, they represent something much larger. Read More
Bristol PD: A trapped rabbit and two arrests
Bristol Police made two arrests and helped a trapped rabbit between Jan. 16-23, 2023. Read More
Restored glory: Historic Civil War flag returning to Bristol
Friends across the bay at the Varnum Armory in East Greenwich have continued their work rescuing a collection of Bristol’s historic … Read More
Inflation of prices forces pause on Bristol renovation projects
The Town anticipated costs to renovate the Reynolds Building would be in the ballpark of $1.9 million. The least expensive of the … Read More
Bristol native’s song becomes anthem for Ukraine’s Day of Unity
Of nearly 150 submissions, ‘Sunflower Love’ was selected to be the soundtrack for a campaign to continue raising awareness about … Read More
Enright and crew in second as Leg 2 starts
 11th Hour Racing skipper Charlie Enright and his crew of Simon Fisher, Jack Bouttell, Justine Mettraux and Amory Ross, are currently … Read More
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Mount Hope Farmers Market continues indoors on Saturday

The weekly Mount Hope Farm farmers' market continues in its winter location this Saturday, Jan. 7, with vendors set up inside the historic barn. The market brings together dozens of local growers and …

New Santa House feels right at Ho-Ho-Home in Bristol

The Santa House is new to State Street in Bristol, but it’s been in one local man’s heart for years.

Year-round Farmers Market moves to new location

The weekly Mount Hope Farm farmers' market moves to its winter location this Saturday, Nov. 5, with vendors set up inside the historic barn. The market brings together dozens of local growers and …
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Obituaries
Marilyn Foehr Marilyn Asciolla Foehr, 76, of Warren, RI, and formerly of Bristol, went to her peaceful rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hope Health Hospice, Providenc
sJoseph Francis II Joseph Francis II, 37, of Pompano Beach, Fl, and Bristol, RI, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Just as the ocean waves continue to crash against the shore, so too is the swell of his loss to our
Barbara Chadwick Barbara A. (Ballard) Chadwick, age 92, of Swansea, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 in her residence. She was the wife of the late F.T. "Mickey" Chadwick former Pres/GM of Baker Tractor Corp. with
Sports
Huskies wallop Woonsocket 54-15, after losing to Chariho All ten Huskies scored as Mt. Hope walloped Woonsocket 54-15 in a Division II away game on Friday night. The win improved the Huskies record to 9-4, 7-3 in league play. Mt. Hope is currently in sixth …
Enright and 11th Hour Racing team embark on the Ocean Race Thousands of fans packed the harbor walls at Alicante, Spain to view Charlie Enright and the 11th Hour Racing team sail against the competition in Leg 1 of the Ocean Race on Sunday. The first leg …
Huskies' wrestlers begin to find their identity in loss to Cumberland The Mt. Hope wrestling team fell to Cumberland 50-28 in a Division I match at the high school on Wednesday night. The Huskies are currently 0-3 in D-I and 5-7 overall. The fact that Mt. Hope only had …
Eagles, Titans skate to 1-1 tie in girls’ hockey (photos) PORTSMOUTH — Even after a five-minute overtime period, a winner could not be decided between the Barrington/Mt. Hope/Portsmouth and Toll Gate/Pilgrim/Chariho high school girls’ co-op …
Opinion
Letter: Can we posthumously honor Michael Byrnes?

To the editor: I'm writing this letter in response to the passing of Michael Byrnes. In the Jan. 19 edition of this newspaper, all of the Letters to the Editor were dedicated to Mr. Byrnes, and …

Commentary: Fond memories of our good friend, Mike Byrnes

Mike Byrnes was one of my dearest friends, and he was a dear friend to way more than just me. We all knew that this was coming, but now that it is here, the loss is profound.

Letter: Rest In Peace, Mr. Byrnes

To the editor: I recently learned of the passing of well known Bristolian Mike Byrnes, and first and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends on his …

Letter: A tribute to Brigadier General Michael Byrnes

To the editor:Bristol lost one of its best last week with the death of Michael T. Byrnes. After graduating from Colt High School and Providence College, where he was in ROTC, Mike joined the Army, …

Letter: BG Michael T. Byrnes, USA (ret), RIP

To the editor:In the early morning hours of Jan. 9, 2023, the town of Bristol, the State of Rhode Island and the nation lost one of its finest citizens and patriots. Mike Byrnes succumbed to his …

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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.