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The Latest News

School Committee formally approves East Providence layoff list

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Committee, during a special virtual session held late Friday afternoon, May 29, formally affirmed the layoff recommendations of Superintendent …
Bristol Police: Holiday weekend brings groups, gatherings, hoops and fireworks
Bristol Police had another quiet week in terms of crime but had many calls about groups gathering in both public and private places, … Read More
Tiverton Casino to pilot limited reopening June 8
 TIVERTON — The Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton will begin a limited invitation-only reopening Monday, June 8, the … Read More
East Providence School District readies ample layoffs
EAST PROVIDENCE — The uncertainty surrounding the budget and if, in fact, there will be in-person classes at the start of the … Read More
Barrington schools hold firm on proposed budget
Barrington school officials do not plan to make any changes to their proposed budget as the end of the fiscal year draws … Read More
Some churches are taking their time before reopening
Pastor Burton Bagby-Grose of Bristol’s First Congregational Church has a familiar call-and-response that he enjoys doing with his … Read More
Navy grad wants to help — so he's going to run for 24 hours
Like every other college student in America, Nick Williams was home a few weeks ago with not much to do. Banished from campus and … Read More
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Obituaries
Deborah Cameron, 93, of Barrington Deborah Cameron, 93, a longtime Barrington resident, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Braley A. Cameron who passed away in 2005. …
Virginia A. Williamson, 92, of Barrington Virginia A. Williamson, 92, of Alfred Drowne Road, Barrington, died Saturday, May 23, 2020. Born in Hartford, Conn., Virginia attended Bristol schools, graduating in 1945. She later attended Syracuse …
Sports
EPHS soccer sides stay in place under next realignment proposal EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ soccer sides are likely to stay put under the proposed realignment plans being considered by the Rhode Island …
Barrington fifth-graders celebrate strong season Team Gold — a BYBA grade 5 basketball team — was poised for a title run before the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of the league playoffs. Prior to the abrupt ending to the …
Barrington celebrates its spring sports student-athletes What could have been. More than 70 Barrington High School senior student-athletes have been left wondering if this was the year for a division title, for an all-class selection, or maybe even a …
Opinion
Arlene Violet: Change should be in the air Change should be in the air with how our country does some business in the future. Clearly, the United States was at the mercy of receiving supplies from other countries after a reasonable stockpile …
Letter: Well done, Louis Cirillo! As I learned that our longtime Town Clerk Lou Cirillo is wanting to retire, he deserves a “JOB WELL DONE” on his service to the Town of Bristol. May he enjoy retirement, and …
Letter: State must find revenue while stimulating the economy As we begin to re-open our economy and our communities gradually get back to work, it is important to keep in mind that the coronavirus is still among us. Our governor, health director and town …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – May 7, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on May 7, 2020.
Warren Legal Notices – May 6, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on May 6, 2020.

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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.