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Prudence Volunteer Fire Dept. gets its money as budget adopted

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a total budget of $64.88 million for fiscal year 2019-2020 and also satisfied supporters of the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department …
Schofield: Superintendent's departure had been in works for months
Dr. Mario Andrade will resign as superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District next Monday, July 1. The move comes … Read More
Classic three-peat
Another beautiful day for the CVS Health Charity Classic. Another win by Billy Andrade, Keegan Bradley and Brooke … Read More
Bristol County water washing across the bike path
For the past couple of months, bikers, walkers, joggers and anyone traveling along the East Bay Bike Path in East Providence has … Read More
Mario Andrade resigns Bristol Warren superintendent post
Dr. Mario Andrade has resigned as superintendent of the Bristol Warren Regional School District, after months of turmoil over … Read More
Brian Peters returning to Portsmouth as next police chief
PORTSMOUTH — Brian Peters, who retired as the town’s deputy police chief last year after 20 years with the force, has been … Read More
Recent BHS grad named Gatorade RI Athlete of the Year
Recent Barrington High School graduate Annika Kelly has been named the 2018-19 Gatorade Rhode Island Girls Track & Field Athlete of … Read More
Obituaries
Louise C. Joubert, 81, Tiverton Louise Claire Joubert, 81, of Tiverton, passed away on June 24, 2019.  She was the widow of the late Raymond Joseph Joubert.  She was a beloved wife, loving mother and grandmother.  She will …
Ada Martha Webster Maney, 94 Ada Martha Webster Maney, 94, of Barrington (formerly Bristol) passed away peacefully in her home on June 11, 2019, surrounded by her family.  She was born on November 30, 1924, one of 12 children …
Sports
May holds on to win 58th Annual Northeast Amateur Invitational EAST PROVIDENCE — Once Garrett May reached the fifth tee, the five-shot lead he worked so hard to build was gone.Not because someone caught him, but because he had made more mistakes in those …
Girls rule! East Bay teams win two state titles Two East Bay Bristol County Lacrosse Association teams won state championships Sunday morning, in games played one after the other at the University of Rhode Island. First, the Grade 5/6 team …
Vintage ball players bring back the pastime For the baseball purist, there’s nothing quite like hearing the sound of a bat on ball. There’s just something about it that stirs the imagination. This past Saturday afternoon at the …
Barrington girl is national champion Barrington's Annika Kelly is a national champion. The recent Barrington High School graduate finished first in the hammer throw event at last weekend's New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North …
Opinion
Letter: Tynan — Roundup alert; orioles snacking on jelly To the editor: At last Roundup is getting attention. As you probably know it now belongs to Bayer and massive suits have been brought against Bayer because of the cancers it has caused. Bayer …
Letter: Has the school system become an autocracy? To the editor: The school committee did not receive all the funding that they asked for, so now they have produced a list of things that might no longer be available in the curriculum because of a …
Letter: How much are we willing to sacrifice? To the editor: I’m a pediatric emergency physician in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. In my 20 years at Hasbro, the volume of depressed, anxious, and dysregulated …
Yuk! Yuk! It's no joke “I could have gone to a lot of other people if I was (sic) going to buy influence”, John Battista of the Cranston-based OP Pharma LLC joked. “This is Rhode Island”. This was …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – June 20, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on June 19, 2019.
Barrington Legal Notices – June 19, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Barrington Times on June 19, 2019.

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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.