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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 …
Surplus funds eyed for Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department
PORTSMOUTH — A Town Council member will request on Monday, June 24, that $80,000 in budget surplus funds be assigned to the … Read More
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 … Read More
Meet Mt. Hope High School’s Top Ten students
Mt. Hope High School recently identified its Top Ten students from the Class of 2019, which graduated last weekend. They are listed … Read More
Westport: Weatherlow alcohol, entertainment licenses approved after debate
Westport selectmen approved entertainment and wine and beer licenses for four summertime evening events at Weatherlow Farm on Sodom … Read More
Order now for Holy Angels Church dinner
Holy Angels Church is gearing up for some great summertime eating and a chance to win some great prizes. The “On-the-Go … Read More
Bristol zoners get first look at downtown Belvedere plan
Another lengthy chapter for the “Belvedere at Thames Street” downtown development proposal opened last Thursday, when the … Read More
Obituaries
Theresa Marie Moriarty, 89, Tiverton Theresa Marie (Joyce) Moriarty,  89, of Tiverton, and formerly of Fir Avenue, Tiverton, passed away on June 18, 2019.  She was the wife of John Robert Moriarty.  Born in Boston, Mass., she grew up …
Beverly C. Lees, 81, Westport Beverly C. (Reed) Lees, 81, of Westport, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Lees. Mrs. Lees was born in New …
Sports
Local athletes medal at Pomme de Terre tournament A handful of Barrington athletes performed well at the recent Pomme de Terre fencing tournament at Brandeis University. Barrington's Anika Breker won third place in the senior women's foil …
Hammer highlights players committed to 2019 Northeast Amateur field EAST PROVIDENCE — The Northeast Amateur Invitational tournament tees off next week at Wannamoisett Country Club, the 58th annual playing of the prestigious event running June 19-22 and once …
Portsmouth High girls set record, earn All-American honors PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ track team earned All-American honors when they set a new Rhode Island record in the distance medley relay. Nikki …
Eagles' playoff run ends with 5-2 loss to Mounties The Barrington High School baseball team's storybook run through the Division II playoffs came to an end on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, as the Eagles lost their second straight game to Mount St. …
Opinion
Letter: Councilors showed hypocrisy with road race denial As a competitive runner who has completed more than 1,000 road races all over the country in my 30-year running career, I was outraged by the recent action by the town council in denying the …
Letter: Transgender and ‘drag queen’ are not the same thing I am compelled to respond to Arlene Violet’s sorely misinformed column, “Agree or disagree, protect the First Amendment."  While we all have the right to express ourselves in a …
Letter: Bristol government is hurting business — here’s why Recently I wrote a letter here stating how our town officials have let us down in the Sliver Creek Bridge closing. The cavalier and pompous attitudes displayed by local officials have well made my …
Letter: Bristol must demand new Silver Creek plans Various options have been proposed for the replacement of the bridge over Silver Creek: blocking the road during construction as planned by the DOT; keeping the road open by diverting traffic over a …
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.