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New Photos: A week late, Eagles defeat Huskies in Thanksgiving game

For the second time this year, Barrington and Mt. Hope squared off for the annual Thanksgiving Day game on a day other than Thanksgiving.  And for the second straight time, the Eagles walked …

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'Project Sticker Shock' targets underage drinking
This program educates the public and changes attitudes about selling and providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Read More
Food prices are rising, and so are trips to local food banks
Everything is getting more expensive, and that includes food. According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Read More
Bristol man arrested after firing gun during domestic dispute
Bristol police officers surrounded a house on Sunnyside Avenue Monday afternoon and peacefully took into custody a man accused of … Read More
‘Deck the Doors’ contest returns
Bristol residents and businesses are invited to enter the 2021 “Deck The Doors” contest, with entries to be received between Dec. … Read More
Grand Illumination planned for Dec. 4
Bristol DPW worker Michael Ferreira hangs the giant star in preparation for the Grand Illumination on Dec. 4. Other DPW crewmen Denny … Read More
Foster a Senior is in its sixth year, and still growing
Foster a Senior served 75 seniors in its first year, a little over 100 in its second, and 200 in its third. As of last year, it had … Read More
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Obituaries
James E. Reynolds, Jr., 69, of Bristol Mr. James E. Reynolds, Jr., age 69 of Bristol, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at the RI Veterans Home with his sister, Victoria at his side. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, he was a …
George T. Miles, Ph.D., 81, of Bristol George T. Miles, Ph.D., age 81, of Cottage Street, Bristol, Professor Emeritus of Roger Williams University, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Newport Hospital, Newport. He was the husband of …
Alfred Aparicio, 92, of Bristol Alfred (Fred) Aparicio, 92, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Born in East Providence, he was the son of the late Aniceto and Edith (Ferreira) Aparicio and the husband of the late …
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Sports
Thanksgiving Day Football Game postponed to Dec. 2 Due to an outbreak of four positive cases of COVID-19, the Thanksgiving Day Football Game between Mt. Hope and Barrington High Schools is being postponed a week to Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Eagles and Huskies ready for Thanksgiving showdown Some people are in agreement that the traditional Thanksgiving Day football battle between Barrington High School and Mt. Hope School isn’t what it used to be. They’re probably …
Northmen second half goals sink Huskies in the semifinals North Smithfield scores two second half goals to beat Mt. Hope, 2-1, in a Division II home game at Roger Dietz Field on Wednesday night. The Huskies finish their season with a record of 12-3-4. The …
KMS girls place second after thrilling final The Kickemuit Middle School girls' soccer team overcame great odds to come up just short of a championship title.
Opinion
Letter: School Committee members are setting a bad example

To the editor:Some of us stay home from public events, such as School Committee Meetings, when we are ill in order to keep our neighbors safe. We follow protocols and mandates to curb the spread of …

Letter: Article shined important spotlight on music in the schools

To the editor:Thank you so much for the excellent article in last week’s East Bay papers about the status of music performance in the schools. You balanced all of the important information so …

Letter: Blatant disregard for COVID protocols is alarming

To the editor:I attended the BWRSD School Committee meeting on Monday, November 22, and was alarmed by the lack of adherence to COVID-19 protocol on display. The public portion of the meeting largely …

Letter: Slandered school committee members deserve apologies

To the editor:This has been a difficult time for three members of the school committee because of the unjustified and harmful slander by which a handful of school student union organization members …

Letter: What really is 'Critical Race Theory'?

To the editor: For months, Pete Hewett has been sounding the alarm over Critical Race Theory (CRT). In his most recent hand-wringer, he writes, “Critical race theory ideology is real. It is …

Letter: Students taking a stand

To the editor: In my last letter to the editor, I questioned the School Committee’s decision to deny a PD opportunity about project-based learning for teachers at the High School. School …

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Jim McGaw

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.