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In Portsmouth: Parking ban starts at 9 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH — In light of the major winter storm heading our way, a parking ban will be in effect from 9 p.m. today, Jan. 28, until further notice, according to the Portsmouth Police …
Tiverton police: Student, 15, charged with drug possession
Monday, Jan. 17 Police took a report following an alleged larceny at the Tiverton Casino Hotel. A Laura Street woman reported … Read More
Ecumenical service celebrates 25th year of Christian unity
The 25th ecumenical service occurred at St. Mary of the Bay this past Sunday afternoon with parishioners from St. Mary’s, First … Read More
Eagles overcome challenges en route to 11-2 record
They have played more than a dozen games, but not many with a full roster.  In fact, through the first nine games of the … Read More
National Grid releases details on nor'easter preparedness
National Grid is prepared for a powerful winter nor’easter to hit New England late Friday and continue through Saturday, Jan. 28 … Read More
Barrington News Briefs: DPW worker honored, vacancies on town boards
• Council honors longtime public works employee: Members of the Barrington Town Council recently passed a resolution … Read More
Maria Micheletti exemplified a life well lived
Maria, better knew as Marie to family and friends, passed from this life at her Barrington home on January 12, surrounded by her … Read More
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Obituaries
Steven Michael Nemec, 67, Portsmouth Steven Michael Nemec, 67, died unexpectedly at Newport Hospital on Jan. 21, 2022. He was born on Feb. 16, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Francis J. and Harriet Dione (Mobley) …
Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, 94, Bristol Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, age 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 at Crestwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Zeitler.Born and raised in Bristol, a daughter of the late …
Mario A. Mancieri, 84, Bristol Mario A. “Red” Mancieri. Mario passed peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Bristol, RI. Mario was the son of Pantaleone ”Leo” and …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington boys lose to Rams and Townies The Barrington High School boys basketball team lost to undefeated LaSalle Academy 73-45 in a home game on Monday night, Jan. 24, and then fell to East Providence 51-48 on Wednesday, Jan. …
12-year-old Warren resident a rising football star Meet 12-year-old Tyler Rhynard of Warren. Following in the footsteps of his high-powered athletic parents, Tyler is making his own history.
Barrington High School hockey team wins back-to-back games The Barrington High School boys hockey team improved to 5-6-3 after winning twice this weekend. The Eagles defeated Toll Gate/Pilgrim 4-1 on Friday night, and then beat Prout 2-1 on Saturday. The …
Huskies crush Scituate 66-31, remain undefeated atop Division III Mt. Hope remains undefeated atop Division III Photos and story by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.  Senior forward Rick Julien scored 18 points as the Mt. Hope basketball team crushed Scituate 66-31 …
Opinion
Letter: Severe environmental concerns surround Robin Rug project

To the editor:We are writing today to express concerns surrounding the proposed Robin Rug development project on Thames Street.As abutters to the mill, we have always known that there was potential …

Letter: The HDC does retaliate against people — we lived it

To the editor:Following the lead story in the Jan. 20 edition of the Bristol Phoenix titled “An historic hassle?”, I wanted to provide some additional context regarding our complaint …

Letter: Let's build a new park at the monastery property

To the editor: In response to the article about building a new park, I want to thank Jacob Brier for pushing the idea of a town park with town officials. I read Jacob’s idea about having the …

Letter: BCWA’s historical buildings deserve better than this

To the editor: Recently Bristol County Water Authority (BCWA) made known its plan to demolish the Child Street (Route 103) pumping station and store house built by the Bristol and Warren Water Works …

Letter: Support Tiverton police grant — the time is now

To the editor: As a recently retired resident, I have become involved in many various community projects especially those held through our Tiverton Police Department. I have seen firsthand their …

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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.