‘Cabaret for Kate’ raises money for Portsmouth High auditorium

PORTSMOUTH — Kate Grana’s memory hovered over the stage at Portsmouth High School Saturday night.
Police: Man spotted stealing from donation bin
A passer-by called Barrington police on Saturday, Feb. 17 after spotting people taking clothes out of a donation bin on County Road … Read More
Gallery: Tiverton High wins D-Three girls' basketball championship
PROVIDENCE — The Tiverton High School girls' basketball team won the Division III championship Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, over … Read More
Police arrest East Providence man on five warrants
Barrington police arrested Joseph Ray Green, 33, of East Providence, on a warrant or capias from Superior Court. Officers had … Read More
Obituaries
David A. McKivergan, formerly of Little Compton

David A. McKivergan died February 20, 2018, at his home in Rochester, NH. Despite his five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, he never lost his good humor, graciousness, and appreciative nature. …

Dolores A. Sousa, 86, Tiverton

Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of Bristol

Getting to the heart of the (#MeToo) matter
When Tarana Burke first coined the rallying cry #MeToo, she wasn't trying to ignite a Hollywood-driven national conversation about … Read More
Council amends zoning designation for proposed East Providence housing development
EAST PROVIDENCE — A proposal to construct an upscale housing development located on vacant land in Riverside owned by a noted local … Read More
Tiverton blows past Central Falls, heads to D-III Final
EAST PROVIDENCE- The Tiverton High School boys’ basketball team is headed back to the State Championship game after defeating … Read More
Poachers dump four deer at Bristol nature preserve
State Department of Environmental Management (DEM) investigators earlier this week removed four deer carcasses dumped by poachers at a … Read More
Council backs accessibility improvements at two East Providence schools
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city council at its’ meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 20, approved a request by City Manager Tim Chapman to … Read More
Longtime Barrington resident celebrates 100th birthday
It was a wondrous occasion for Constance Martin-Biernacki, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with many family members and … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Schools need armed defender for our students To the editor: By the time first responders arrive, it is already too late. The reality is that the best response to an armed threat is an immediate response. The only way to have that occur is …
Lt. Governor Dan McKee makes it happen If you want to take the measure of the man, R.I. Lieutenant Governor, Dan McKee, you would observe at least 2 common threads in his life, namely, that kids come first and he improves whatever posts …
Letter: Now is a great time to install solar panels To the editor: In 2016 my husband and I took advantage of the Solarize Barrington program and installed solar panels on our home. At the same time, we began leasing an electric Volt, with gas …
Sports
Barrington native sets school track record Barrington High School graduate and Troy University junior Michael Alvernaz set a school and meet record in the indoor track weight throw during a recent meet. While competing for the Trojans at …
East Providence cagers earn high school basketball accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — Shaniah Hazard earned the top accolades among the East Providence High School basketball contingent this winter, chosen by the league coaches as a member of both the All-Division …
Barrington Middle School girls lose in state finals The Curtis Corner jinx continues for the Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team.  For the third time, the South Kingstown middle school entry has beaten the Lady Eagles in 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.