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The Latest From Warren

Speakman, Hunt square off in District 68 debate

First term Representative June Speakman squared off against her lone challenger for the House District 68 seat, Libertarian Billy Hunt, in the only debate between the two before the Nov. 3 election, …
Bristol and Warren school committee candidates meet Thursday night
The 12 candidates seeking seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee will be meeting in a virtual forum Thursday night, … Read More
Warren passes tax in effort to fill vacant buildings
The Warren Town Council last Tuesday passed an ordinance that gives the town broad power to tax commercial property owners who they … Read More
Warren school committee candidates talk mission, district goals
Four Warren residents are running for two open seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee. Continuing this week and running … Read More
Warren police logs: Three minors charged with using fake IDs
Monday, Oct. 12Danny J. Tager Jr., 35, of Attleboro, Ma., was charged with driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled license, … Read More
Senate District 10 candidates square off in online debate
With less than three weeks to go before the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, candidates for Rhode Island Senate District 10 … Read More
Bristol and Warren General Assembly candidates debate tonight
The League of Women Voters Rhode Island and East Bay Media Group are teaming up to present a live forum featuring Bristol and Warren … Read More

Obituaries
Joyce Pires, 71, Bristol With family by her side, Joyce Lynn (Josephs) Pires, 71, of Bristol, RI passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Hope Health Hospice Center in Providence.  Joyce was the wife of the late …
Alyce Burke, formerly of Warren Alyce (Silva) Burke, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Spring Lake Rehab Center in Winter Haven. Born on May 24, 1947, and a native of Warren, …

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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.