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Gov. Raimondo: Rhode Island stays on course for Phase II reopening next week

It was a “good-news story” over the holiday weekend, Governor Gina Raimondo said during her daily briefing at 11 am Tuesday, as the vast majority of Rhode Islanders kept to the rules …
Bristol Police: ‘Large’ gatherings and two domestic violence arrests
Bristol Police spent much of the weekend chasing down complaints of "large" groups gathering in violations of state restrictions. Some … Read More
National Guard tests first-responders in Bristol and Warren
The Rhode Island National Guard rolled into Bristol on Thursday afternoon and set up a mobile COVID-19 testing facility at the Bristol … Read More
East Bay Food Pantry Thrift Shop reopens to visitors
The East Bay Food Pantry’s Thrift Shop reopened Monday, May 18, with modified hours to separate Thrift Shop traffic from food … Read More
Bristol church's soup giveaway is a huge hit
The First Congregational Church in Bristol took 300 cases of donated Blount Fine Foods soups and distributed them to families in need … Read More
Bristol construction projects wrapping up, facilities are opening
Some projects are noticeable, while others are behind the scenes, but as the community emerges from a pandemic-driven shutdown, there … Read More
Governor responds to 17% unemployment rate, questions about new app
As the country prepares to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo reminded people that large … Read More
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Obituaries
Frank E. Raposa On May 9, 2020, Frank E. Raposa suddenly left this Earth, on to his next great adventure. Born Jan. 31, 1958, Frank developed into a man of strength, resolve and resilience. He spent his life in …
Richard Pearce Richard Pearce, loving husband, father and grandfather, died April 5, 2020, from complications of the post polio syndrome. Born April 14, 1932, in New York City to Ethel and Samuel Pearce, Richard …
Sports
Hockey Hall of Fame, Reds Heritage Society announce postponements LINCOLN — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society have jointly announced the postponements of their annual enshrinement and reunion events for 2020 due …
Annual Save The Bay swim goes virtual PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay’s 44th annual swim fundraiser is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The swim traditionally invites competitors to tackle a …
Little League International cancels 2020 World Series tournaments WILLIAMSPORT, PENN. — Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International announced it “has made the difficult and disappointing decision” to cancel its …
Opinion
Commentary: Underage drinking during COVID-19 EAST BAY — Today we face a national crisis in the form of a deadly pandemic. However, we at the East Bay Regional Coalition remind all there is a hidden link between COVID-19 and other national …
Letter: ‘Crush Covid’ app brings real privacy questions ACLU of Rhode Island executive director Steven Brown released this statement after Gov. Gina Raimondo’s announcement and release of the “Crush Covid RI” app: As the Governor has …
Commentary: About alcohol and COVID-19 EAST BAY — The East Bay Regional Coalition reminds residents few substances have been both praised and cursed as much as alcohol. While the dangers of alcoholism, liver damage and drinking and …
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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.