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Portsmouth High freshmen team falls to Hawks in title game

PORTSMOUTH — Despite being a group its coach said was held together with “Scotch tape and toothpicks,” the Portsmouth High freshmen basketball team nearly pulled off a miracle …
Barrington Middle School girls bounced from playoffs
The Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team once again had trouble with Curtis Corner in the playoffs, as the South … Read More
Westport girls blow out Pioneer Charter, 61-17, during annual charity game
The Westport High School girls basketball team moved one step closer to clinching the Division as they walloped Pioneer Charter School … Read More
New arts and culture commission off to running start in Warren
The Warren Town Council appointed eight members to the newly-formed Warren Arts and Culture Commission last Tuesday, going over their … Read More
Bristol Police : Officers make arrests after breaking up college party and fight
It was a quiet week for Bristol police officers, aside from shutting down a party/fight late Saturday night. Following are Bristol … Read More
Galactic owner gets 2 a.m. extension from Warren council
A downtown theatre owner asked for and received special permission to remain in his establishment until 2 a.m. every night he is open, … Read More
Meet Avery Kirby — An inspired veteran, an inventor on a mission
Of the many signs in Avery Kirby’s room at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home, one above all others speaks volumes of the man … Read More
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Obituaries
Louise Lebreux, 83, Tiverton Louise (Vidal) Lebreux, 83, of Tiverton, wife of Roland A. Lebreux, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 13, 2020.  She enjoyed many years of traveling …
Rhoda R. Barker, formerly of Tiverton Rhoda R. Barker went home to the Lord on Jan. 29, 2020. She leaves her husband Wayne; three daughters, Ruth Hall, Lisa Barker and Heidi Barker; three grandsons, Austen, Adison and Aiden; and three …
Sports
EPHS Sports Notes: Boys’ hoops earns dramatic victory; indoor track vies at states EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team collected its ninth and 10th wins of the Division I regular season as the Townies approached securing playoff …
Woonsocket edges Riverside for boys’ middle hoops state title CRANSTON — Second-seeded Woonsocket completed an undefeated season with 57-51 victory over fourth-seeded Riverside in the Rhode Island Principals Committee on Athletics boys’ middle …
Tiverton's Mariah Ramos hits 1,000th point in OT win over Shea TIVERTON — She’s only a junior and her high school basketball career is far from over, but Tiverton’s Mariah Ramos scored her 1,000th point  ast Friday evening in a 60-56 road …
Opinion
Letter: Effort assures that Santos Farm ‘postcard views’ will endure To the editor: Kudos to the Westport Land Conservation Trust that has secured the preservation of the iconic Santos Farm. Along with the town’s Community Preservation Committee, Agricultural …
Letter: Warren's future, not money, was focus of meeting To the editor: Last week, in a letter to the editor, Barry Lial wrote that the recent special Warren Town Council meeting “had only one concern — money”. As a member of the …
Commentary: Saddened masterpiece ‘Superman’ building is being thrown into the dustbin Paris is endeavoring to repair and restore Notre Dame Cathedral. We here in Providence have neglected our only Skyscraper, the most poetic and "philosophical" structure in our downtown.It saddens me …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 29, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 29 Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 23, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 23 Bristol Phoenix.

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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.