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Ferris and White spark Huskies comeback victory

Junior forward Reyn Ferris and sophomore guard Elsa White combined for 38 points to fuel a Huskies 55-47 comeback victory over Chariho in an away game on Monday night. The win boosts the teams …
Portsmouth, Sakonnet legislative seats set to change
Voters throughout the state, including those in some Tiverton and Portsmouth neighborhoods, may become part of new political precincts … Read More
Mt. Hope Bridge re-opens to traffic
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel … Read More
RITBA closes Mt. Hope Bridge due to high winds
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, … Read More
Little Compton whale dissected, will be buried
Biologists from Mystic Aquarium spent much of Thursday dissecting the young female humpback whale that washed up at Church Cove and … Read More
When it comes to keeping Bristol’s streets clear, salt is still king
De-icing is potentially a bigger problem in Rhode Island than almost anywhere else, but salt remains the safest and most efficient … Read More
Poll: Poll: Do you agree with updated COVID protocols for schools?
Do you think that schools moving to a 5-day quarantine and a "monitor to stay" approach in regards to COVID is a smart move, or a … Read More
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Maria Jose (Pimentel) Ribeiro, 85, Bristol Maria Jose (Pimentel) Ribeiro, 85, of Mount Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Jan. 16, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Norberto Couto Ribeiro. Born in Villa Franca do Campo, St. Michael, Portugal, …
Dorothy A. Faria, 86, East Providence Dorothy A. Faria, 86, of East Providence, passed away on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. She was the wife of the late Anthony T. Faria.Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Charles and …
Corey G. Chrisman, 49, Barrington Corey G. Chrisman, 49, of Barrington, RI passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital. A son of David and Georgia (Price) Chrisman, Corey spent his childhood in Cincinnati before …
Eagles skate past Huskies in Medeiros Cup game The Barrington High School boys hockey team outscored Mt. Hope 12-0 in the annual Medeiros Memorial Cup game at Portsmouth Abbey on Wednesday night, Jan. 5. The game served as a big win for both …
Huskies hockey looks to snap losing skid The Mt. Hope/East Providence High School boys’ hockey co-operative, now in its second season, has some work to do in the new year if the local entry expects to make a Division III playoff appearance.
Honoring their son, and helping his community, for 20 years When Maryem and J.P. Medeiros lost their 20-year-old son in a car accident in 2002, they lost a piece of themselves. J.P. Medeiros Jr. was a dynamic young man, an accomplished athlete, a good student …
Bristolian is unabashed in love for Bills John Amaral, aka “Kool Kat” to family and friends, has been a fan of the Buffalo Bills for a number of years and literally lives and dies with their every snap of the football.
Letter: Thanks to the Bristol Fire Department

To the editor:We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Bristol Fire Department for responding to our home numerous times over the Christmas holiday due to a system malfunction in our …

Letter: Free Bristol Harbor — tear down Robin Rug

To the editor:Bristol has a beautiful harbor matching those of many lovely towns in New England, such as Padanaram, Mystic, and Rockport, but it has been sealed off from most of its residents by …

Letter: Do not use my taxes to further the abortion agenda

To the editor: Last week I was pleased to read Jean Ernster's letter citing the evils of abortion and our dismal legislative record on it in RI. Good for her for having the courage to speak …

Letter: A small note of gratitude

To the editor:I want to thank all the women and men who hung the The Town Common with wreathes on the trees and decorated the gazebo with the Christmas Tree and lights. Thanks. Charlie Cavalconte …

Letter: We can find more coveted uses for the Walley School

To the editor:I read with interest the proposed plan to turn the Walley School into headquarters for the elderly. The cost would be $2 million to stabilize the building and another $1.8 million for …

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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.