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Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault and tampering with fire apparatus

Bristol Police arrested two people in one domestic violence incident and responded to the usual array of calls about noisy students and noisy neighbors. Following is a log of police incidents from …
Pipeline contractor’s ‘mistake’ troubled some BCWA board members
The leader of the Bristol County Water Authority said Friday she is “satisfied” that the contractor in charge of repairing … Read More
Waterfront Bristol estate sells for $3,170,000
The sale of an exclusive Bristol estate recently set the high mark for Bristol County home prices in 2019. The property at 13 Low … Read More
DEM looking for new Colt Park offices, wants public input
The State of Rhode Island has a plan to improve Colt Park and it wants input from citizens and the town of Bristol. The main focus is … Read More
The Mt. Hope soccer team scores 14 goals on Davies in D-II match up
The Huskies pasted Davies goal keeper, Joseph Barcelos with 22 shots as they beat 0-10 Davies, 14-0 in a D-II home game on … Read More
For those battling addictions, a new center for help and support
East Bay Recovery Center grand opening ceremonies were held last Thursday morning at the renovated facility on 31 Railroad Ave. in … Read More
Bristol Police: Multiple arrests for domestic assault, plus noisy neighbors
Several people were arrested and charged with domestic assault by Bristol police officers from Sept. 23 to 29. Following are excerpts … Read More
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John F. Costa, 82, of Bristol John F. Costa, 82, of Bristol, passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, with his loving wife by his side. Born is Furnas, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Joao and Isabel (Furtado) Costa. He is …
Anne P. O’Connell Anne P. O’Connell passed away the morning of Oct. 9, 2019. She was a pillar of the community and a vital member of St. Vincent de Paul society. Anne participated yearly as one of the main …
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First place Huskies beat Middletown 5-2 The Mt. Hope girls tennis team beat Middletown 5-2 during a home match on Tuesday and are back in the win column after suffering their first loss of the season at Portsmouth last Thursday. The team …
Bristol-Warren's Food Truck 5K/10K is this Saturday The Bristol Warren Education Foundation hosts its annual Food Truck 5/10K from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday in Warren. Both courses are USATF certified and will start and finish on the grounds at …
Huskies coach feels he can get the team on track despite loss to Burillville Burrillville walloped the Mt. Hope football team 49-7 in their first division home game of the season on Friday afternoon. The young Huskies are currently 0-1 in Division II-B and are 0-2 overall …
Editorial: Bristol's new trash plan will make sense (eventually) Skeptics say the town’s future trash and recycling program is doomed to fail — with narrow streets, congested parking and elderly residents managing 95-gallon rolling tubs, there will …
Letter: This St. Mary’s parishioner supports Father Barry As a long time communicant of St. Mary’s parish, I am truly disheartened at how quickly some members of our church community were to throw Father Barry Gamache under the bus regarding David …
Letter: Don’t ban guns, ban schools The typical reaction composed by our press and public figures focuses on the “shooting” side of “school shooting.” But no attention is made to the environment that the …
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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.