Warren police arrest aggressive panhandler

Panhandling incidents have been up in Warren recently, and police early last Thursday arrested a particularly aggressive man who allegedly would not take ‘No’ for an answer. Robert Ivey, 46, …

Raymond Gallison admits to felonies, receives minimum 2 years in federal prison

Former Rhode Island House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison will be spending a minimum of two years in federal prison, under a plea agreement announced this morning by the U.S. Attorney's …
Opinion
Editorial: A light of hope

A hospital is a less than pleasant place to be for anyone. Most patients admitted to a hospital aren’t feeling good to begin with. The boredom and loneliness sure to set in — especially …

Latest News

Mid-season for Mt. Hope High hoopsters approaches

The Mt. Hope High School boys’ basketball team is well into its Division III league schedule with results being a complete mixed bag. After starting the season off 3-1, the Huskies have …

Spring groundbreak expected for Noquochoke Village

However you “set the clock” — six years, 11 years, more — the dream of an affordable housing development in Westport has been a long time coming. But, “if all goes as we hope and expect, …

Bristol police: Strange explosions, more car wrecks

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16: Monday, Jan. 9 Police and fire officials responded to a crash with injuries at Metacom and Bay View …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have chenged hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Seaview Drive — $562,500 35 Anchorage Way — $562,500 1 Clover lane — …

Bristol group wins awards at Lego robotics championship

Teams featuring students from Bristol fared very well in the FIRST LEGO League State Championship held at Roger Williams University Saturday. More than 500 elementary and middle school students on 40 …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses this weekend around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Brow St. — Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $310,000. Residential …

Obituaries
Marth Syles Nicholson Livingston, 94, Bristol

Martha Sayles Nicholson Livingston passed away on Jan. 18, 2017, from complications of pneumonia. Martie (Tutu to her family) was a caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.Born …

Linda Silva, 60, Warren

Darlene M. Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton

Caroline M. Howell, 82, Clarksville, TN

Gloria Marie Varola, 86, Bristol

Carol 'Nana Pumpkin' Riegler, 82, of East Providence

Sports
Portsmouth gymnasts beat W. Warwick, fall to Mt. Hope

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots gymnastics team won one and lost one over the past week. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Mt. Hope High School squeaked by Portsmouth, 130.25 to 129.35, in a …

Barrington High School wins Safe Sports award

East Providence girls' hoopsters up win streak to seven

Barrington girl named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

Central and Classical top Barrington in track

Opinion
Letter: Increasing recycling surest way to save town money

To the editor,The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has officially announced that it will increase the landfill’s tipping fees beginning on July 1, 2017. Based on current projections, …

Speak-Out: Let them swim; play talented players

Letter: Barrington 300 events kick off on Jan. 29

Letter: Let's make sure students get enough sleep

Letter: It's time to celebrate Buzz Guida's work

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

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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.