Council approves revisions to two derelict East Providence parcels

EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s most strikingly blighted parcels was remedied by the council …
Warren resident named Teacher of the Year
Warren Town Council member Chris Stanley loves history, and a national teachers' organization announced this week that the Ponagansett … Read More
Young thespians stage 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend
Young Hugh Cole School thespians enrolled in Arts Alive, a non-profit performing arts program based out of Barrington, will stage a … Read More
Residents continue to join Solarize Barrington effort
The continued demand for residential solar in Barrington means that residents interested in solar can now expect to save as much as 20 … Read More
Motocross park suffers narrow defeat
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at … Read More
Gill reappointed as AO for town planners
TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2, Susan Gill was reappointed Monday, April 9, by the Tiverton town council to a one-year term as Tiverton … Read More
Little Compton police: Two charged with drug offenses
LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details … Read More
Warren housing authority walks away from Metacom building
The Warren Housing Authority is selling an office building that has mostly sat unused and vacant since it purchased the property 10 … Read More
Boat aground on the Kickemuit
Touisset Point resident Fred Massie took these photos Tuesday of an unregistered sailboat that broke loose from its mooring on the … Read More
YMCA honors Bayside's 'heroes' at special luncheon
The YMCA recently honored longtime Bayside YMCA members and volunteers Gloria Hall and Ellen Collis as "Y Heroes." At a special … Read More
Obituaries
Robert F. Kittell, 89, Warren

Robert F. Kittell , 89, of Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Arliene (Paulin) Kittell and the late Vivian (Barber) Kittell. Born in …

Frank “Sandy” Souza, Jr., 86, of Bristol

Teofilo Jose Lima, 74, of Seekonk

Opinion
Letter: Thames Street development is good for Bristol I am writing to urge the town officials to approve the Belvedere project on May 10. I am a local business owner who has also spoken to many other local business owners, who are also in support of …
Letter: Questions to consider re: Bristol's plastic bag ban I read with enthusiasm your article and editorial regarding the banning of plastic bags. Yes plastic is convenient, however the real question is whether or not the State of Rhode Island actually …
Letter: We need to work to keep Barrington Beach clean To the editor: We moved to Barrington last July and were thrilled to find ourselves a home within walking distance of the beach and excited about realizing our dream of living near the ocean It …
Sports
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …
Wildcats gain experience in loss to Holbrook Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as …
Barrington baseball opens season with 2-1 record The Barrington High School baseball team opened its season with a 13-2 win over Woonsocket at Renaud Field last week. Andrew Conaty got the start for the Eagles and went 4 and 2/3 innings on the …

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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.