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Bristol Police Youth Leadership Camp returns to pre-Covid roots

Now in its fifth year, the camp format is finally back to what it was originally intended to be — a place where kids gain confidence and leadership skills.
DEM: Striped bass poacher from Portsmouth hit with $9,000 penalty
PORTSMOUTH — A local man has been assessed a $9,000 penalty for possessing striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off … Read More
Warwick man injured on bike path accident in Barrington
Barrington Police and EMTs responded to the intersection of South Lake Drive and the bike path at about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 … Read More
Bristol WWII veteran concerned someone stole his three Purple Hearts
Could someone really have taken a 102-year-old WWII veteran's Purple Heart medals? Read More
Boys’ high school soccer landscape changes as ‘MLS Next’ expands
EAST PROVIDENCE — The biggest disruption to Rhode Island boys’ high school soccer in the near 60 years since its inception is … Read More
Bristol receives $150,000 grant for outdoor bandstand
The total cost of this project is estimated to be $602,719, with a completion goal of late 2023. The Town will be seeking additional … Read More
For arts, foods and fun, the ‘South Coast’ is worth the trip
From walking through wooded trails to discovering a local artist, to ending the day enjoying a locally sourced meal, a trip to the … Read More
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Tyler Bowe concert to benefit the arts, food ministry

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  Fall River native Tyler Bowe will be performing a benefit concert for the First …

Narrows Center August concerts: Pousette Dart Band

Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River is holding a concert series, with shows every weekend in August.  On Friday, August 19, rock/folk singer, songwriter and musician Jon …

Hunter Music Series presents Becky Bass

Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and the family for this year's Hunter Music Series on the grounds on the Lippitt House Museum.  Two-time New England Urban Music Award winner Becky Bass will …
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Obituaries
Debra Beaulieu-Toste Debra Marie (Moitoso) Beaulieu-Toste, 49, of Richmond Street passed away on August 15, 2022 at home. She was the wife of Charles Toste. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Lucia (Viveiros) M
Barbara Barton Barbara Gibbs Barton was born on October 12th, 1908. This week she passed peacefully at the remarkable age of 113. She was the daughter of Mabel (Collamore) and Harold Nelson Gibbs. Despite being an o
Etelvina Cordeiro Etelvina F. (Franco) Cordeiro, 97, of Andrews Court, passed away at home on August 14, 2022. She was the wife of Jose Cordeiro. Born in Aqua de Pau, São Miguel, Azores, she was the daughter of
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Sports
Third time’s the charm for Barrington's Enright Barrington’s Charlie Enright is currently preparing for his third Ocean Race — and this time the veteran skipper is determined to win.  Backed by sponsor 11th Hour Racing of …
Townies hope summer work pays off this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — Adhering to the axiom “no rest for the weary,” the East Providence High School returning football players and coaches have been diligent about preparations for the …
East Providence’s continued Community Center pursuit receives federal boost EAST PROVIDENCE — Now some three decades in the conceptual stages and after a couple of false starts even after residents twice expressed their backing for it with their votes, the …
Portsmouth High catcher journeys to The Futures PORTSMOUTH — Local resident and Portsmouth High School rising junior Nick Spaner is working toward his dream: Division 1 college baseball. 
Opinion
Letter: Bristol chief’s remarks on plate-reader reversal were insulting

To the editor: I sent the following email to the town councils of Portsmouth and Bristol, our state legislative delegation, and the board of the R.I. Police Chiefs Association. At the Aug. 17 …

Letter: 'Time of Beauty' as summer carries on

I am sure you have noticed how an ordinary looking teenager suddenly changes into someone you want to look at again and again. I call it their time of beauty and that is what is happening in the Back …

Letter: What proof do I need? I know it all

I enjoy watching major league baseball games, and the Washington Nationals, the Nats, are my team. To date they’re in last place in the NL East Division with a record of 35-68 and are beginning …

Letter: First the fork, and now Bernie's Blues?

The large fork at the crossroad, which put a smile on so many faces, was broken and stolen. Thankfully, it is being repaired and returned to its rightful spot. However, the little stand called …

Letter: Gun advocates’ claims are just myths

I read the letter “Shall not be infringed” with amusement and despair. I would like to address a few of the claims the writer made in his letter: 1. When did a …

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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.