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Audubon's Youth Conservation League blazes a new trail

Spending part of their summer undertaking tasks like removing invasive species, restoring boardwalks, and improving wildlife habitat, five environmentally-minded young women from area high schools, …
Nanaquaket Bridge closing for repairs next week
Starting Monday, August 26, through Friday, August 30, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT), intends to close the … Read More
Bristol Police camp strives to build a community of leaders
They tested their wits while investigating a crime scene, pushed their boundaries while climbing their way through a ropes course. … Read More
Food is the focus at Holy Angels Church event
Another fine crowd filed into the Holy Angels Church hall Saturday night for the parish’s annual Italian Food Festival. No one … Read More
DEM Police arrest two fishermen, caught with 37 illegal stripers
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement today announced the arrest of Robert Majors, … Read More
Barrington girl performs at Lollapalooza
Barrington's Stella Densely recently had the unique opportunity to perform at a large music festival. Stella, a rising freshman at … Read More
‘Courageous Kids’ return to the Bristol Town Common
Born of local concern over unhealthy activities on the Town Common, the Courageous Kids program’s sophomore year was a … Read More
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Obituaries
Jenna Brienne Cattell Willey, 33, of North Kingstown and Newport We lost our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend Jenna Brienne Cattell Willey, 33, of North Kingstown and Newport, RI on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.  From the very moment she arrived, she …
JoAnn Collins, 66, of Bristol JoAnn (Proto) Collins, 66, of Kickemuit Avenue passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of Charles E. Collins III. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the …
Sports
Barrington All-Stars return home today The Barrington U12 All-Star baseball team will return home today, Wednesday, Aug. 21. The local team, which won the District II, State and Regional tournaments, was eliminated from the Little …
Barrington All-Stars play tonight on ESPN The Barrington U12 All-Star team will play against New Jersey in a must-win game in the Little League World Series tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on …
Final Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth called ‘bittersweet’ PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point 5 Miler went out with a bang. The 16th and last running of the annual race, a benefit for the Portsmouth High School Music Boosters, came to an official close Sunday morning in festive fashion.
Opinion
Letter: Has anyone bothered to read this case? To the editor: Thank you for your ongoing coverage of Barrington’s “New approach on tax assessments”. Your most recent article titled “Manager defends tax assessor’s …
Editorial: Stop the guns, slow down the massacres There are myriad ways to explain the epidemic of mass executions in this country. There’s a growing mental health crisis, with overworked advocates, providers and social workers struggling to …
Letter: Tiverton politics — ‘Always angry’ gets us nowhere To the editor: The news of a “recall effort aimed at town council Chairman Rob Counter and Vice Chairman Justin Katz” is an embarrassment to the town of Tiverton, a wasted use of money and …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Aug. 22,  2019.
Legal Notices – Sakonnet Times – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on Aug. 21,  2019.
Barrington Legal Notices – Aug. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Barrington Times on Aug. 21,  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.