Spectacular J Class yachts put on a show in Newport

Barrington photographer and sailor Rob Migliaccio caught these great shots during day one of the J Class World Championship in Newport on Tuesday. He's headed back out today Here’s the first-day report … Hanuman, …
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Warren closes transfer station to Barrington residents

For years, Barrington residents were allowed to bring their trash to the Warren transfer station as part of an agreement between the two neighboring towns. But recently Warren officials began …

Are you ready for the first day of school in Portsmouth?

PORTSMOUTH — The first day of school in Portsmouth is Wednesday, Aug. 30. Here’s some important information to help you get ready. School hours While every student has a …

East Providence woman dies in hit and run accident

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city woman was struck and killed during a hit-and-run accident Monday evening, Aug. 21, at the intersection of Roger Williams and Newport Avenues in Rumford. The East …

Tiverton Library lawn is eclipse central

TIVERTON — An eclipse of the sort that arrived Monday happens but once or twice in a lifetime and the Tiverton Public Library was well …
Obituaries
Andria A. Cappelletti, 64, Bristol

Andria A. (Alesandre) Cappelletti, 64, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at her home after illness. Born in Binghamton, NY, she was a daughter of the late George Phaneuf and …

Elaine L. Samson, 85, Bristol

John H. Pacheco, 82, Tiverton

Kenneth F. Braz, 63, formerly of Tiverton

Michael J. Cafarella, 50, Little Compton

Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

Things to do
An event to eclipse all others

Not making plans to view the solar eclipse next Monday because Rhode Island is not in the path of totality? That's kind of like not buying a lottery ticket unless the jackpot is over $100 million. …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

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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.