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Bristol detours begin this Monday as bridge work ramps up

  Despite protests from Bristol merchants about detour signs steering people away from the downtown district, those signs will remain in place. Installed earlier this week, those signs direct …
Bristol Police: Two repeat offenders jailed after domestic violence arrests
Two separate men were sent to the ACI after being arrested as repeat offenders who were on parole for previous domestic … Read More
In Warren, Blount Fine Foods eyes $10 million upgrade
Blount Fine Foods plans to spend more than $10 million this year upgrading its Water Street plant. Armed with up to $1 million in … Read More
Three Sakonnet sites saved with state bond money
Properties in Little Compton, Tiverton and Portsmouth are among those to be protected with money approved by voters in a 2016 Green … Read More
Barrington schools requesting $2 million budget increase
Three weeks ago, Barrington School Department officials requested a 6.3 percent increase to their operating budget.  On Thursday … Read More
With debt paid off, Portsmouth Dog Park group looks ahead
PORTSMOUTH — Although the debt on the Portsmouth Dog Park has finally been paid off, members of the committee that spearheaded the … Read More
Wellness Week Is March 1-7 in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Wellness Week (previously known as Project Purple), will be celebrated from March 1-7 in Portsmouth and several … Read More
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Obituaries
Robert D. "Rock" McAdam, 63, Warren Robert D. McAdam, 63, of Warren, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at home. He was born in Needham, MA., a son of the late Harold and Geraldine (Charves) …
Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, of Bristol Joseph Eduardo Raposa, 67, passed away on Feb. 25, 2020, at home. Born in Rabo de Peixe, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Antonio Ferreira Raposa and Virginia (Macedo) Raposa. He is …
Sports
EPHS rallies late to fend off Central in boys’ hoops playoff opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Trailing from the jump throughout most of the second half to its upset-minded guests from Central, the fifth-seeded and host East Providence High School boys’ basketball …
Townies host Knights in boys' hoops playoff opener tonight EAST PROVIDENCE — Fifth-seeded East Providence High School opens the 2020 Division I boys’ basketball championship tournament Friday night, Feb. 28, with a home contest against visiting …
Local company announces agreement to buy Metacomet Country Club EAST PROVIDENCE — A week after notifying members of its plans to sell, the owners of Metacomet Country Club have indeed sold the 119-year-old golf course to a company with city ties, Marshall …
Opinion
Letter: Thanks to all for supporting Portsmouth Dog Park To the editor: As chair of the all-volunteer Portsmouth Dog Park Committee, I have had the privilege of watching this new dog park come to life. There is something very special that happens here …
Letter: Assessor at the center of assessment woes To the editor: Kudos to Councilmen Brier and Boyajian for breaking the silence. At its last meeting, the council finally allowed an open discussion of the gross inequities in our tax assessments. …
Letter: Assessment issue raises many concerns To the editor: To me, if the items reported in the Feb. 19 article in the Times regarding the town council pushing for annual assessments are true, we have the perfect outline for a Monty Python …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Feb. 27, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Feb. 27 edition of the East Providence Post.

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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.