Barrington school closed to repair flood damage

Parents of Sowams School students learned late Monday night that classes at that school would be canceled for the remainder of the week while crews repair walls damaged during a recent flood. A …
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Cups, bottles and butts: RWU students clear Bristol waterfront of debris

Roger Williams University first-year students have just arrived in town, and have already made a huge impact on the community. About 50 incoming freshmen at the university met at Independence Park …

Vacant mill building burns in Tiverton

Tiverton firefighters have spent the early Monday morning hours battling a two-alarm fire in a vacant mill building in the north end of town near the Fall River line. Fire Chief Robert Lloyd said …

Custom Touisset home has plenty of space, and water views

Enjoy gracious living and entertaining in this custom, waterview Gambrel Colonial in the Touisset neighborhood in Warren. The four-bedroom home at 1 Stonegate Road has more than 3,300 square feet, …

Twin birthday wish

Westport twins Ben and Jacob Cross (front) celebrate their 10th birthday with friends, many of whom attend Westport Elementary School. The boys agreed this year that, instead of gifts, they would ask their …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 47 Hawthorne Ave. — $815,000 74 Acre Ave. —  $650,000 230 Nayatt Road — …

Bristol Police: House breaks, trapped squirrel, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21: Monday, Aug. 15 Police dispersed a man who had passed out behind Purity Laundry on Metacom Avenue at …

Police arrest cat killer Stravato for parole violation

EAST PROVIDENCE — According to media reports, East Providence resident Anthony Stravato, who served eight months in jail on animal cruelty charges, was arrested earlier this week for violating …

House Hunt: Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 Willow Way — Sunday, Aug. 28, 11:30 am-1 pm. Cape, 2, 2.5, $845,000. Residential …
Obituaries
Peter Dauphin, 70, Tiverton

Peter Dauphin, 70, of Tiverton, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Genevieve (Labens) Dauphin. Born on June 22, 1946, in Fall River, …

Paul J. Bento, 73, Auburn, Mass.

Natalie Stein, 67, Bristol

Raymond 'Doc' Dyer, 96, Bristol

Veronica H. Platt, 85, Barrington

Stanley P. DeAngelis, 69, Barrington

Anthony Medina, 60, Bristol

Paul D. Sullivan, 72, formerly of Bristol

Clelia P. Fiordelisi

Isabelle M. Griffin, 85, Warren

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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Opinion
Speak-Out: Residents still riled up about potential new Dunkin’

I am sick and tired of hearing about how terrible a new Dunkin’ Donuts building might be, especially from people that have no idea what they are talking about. They are some of the nicest and …

Save your praise

Get serious about real pension reform

Editorial: Heroic effort

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

Things to Do
A simple shrimp dinner for yourself or company

This is an easy recipe we love from one of my favorite cookbooks. It’s in the appetizer section and they recommend serving it on rounds of French bread; but, I like to serve the shrimp as a …

'Nature & National Identity' in New Bedford

‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

Hollihock Writers Conference: three days of inspiration

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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.