Photos: Barrington beats Mt. Hope, 20-14, in Thanksgiving Day overtime thriller
Barrington holds on to win a Thanksgiving Day game thriller at Victory field. Read More
Barrington students capture top awards at debate tournament
Barrington High School hosted the second debate tournament of the 2017-2018 season on Nov. 18, and won a number of top awards. More … Read More
Former Barrington resident competing in Miss Teen pageant
Former Barrington resident Cassidy Edmondson was recently selected to participate in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition that will … Read More
More Local News
Efficiency upgrades will make East Providence buildings 'greener'
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence, some of its municipal buildings at least, is on the verge of becoming much “greener” after … Read More
Hatchery trout headed to Stafford Pond
TIVERTON — The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock trout in Stafford Pond, Tiverton, … Read More
Police seek suspect in East Providence doughnut shop theft
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police are seeking a suspect in the attempted robbery of a doughnut shop on Newport Avenue … Read More
Warren police identify victim in fatal accident
Warren police have identified the man killed in a single car accident on Child Street Tuesday evening. Kyle Geisel, 26, of … Read More
Cars collide on Nayatt, one ends up on golf course
A pizza delivery driver and a woman toting her grandchildren were involved in a two-car accident on Nayatt Road on Tuesday night, Nov. … Read More
Barrington freshmen battle Hendricken in state championship
The Barrington High School freshman football team lost to Bishop Hendricken, 7-6, in the state championship game on Sunday, Nov. 19, … Read More
Obituaries
Manuel Canario, 86, of Bristol

Manuel Silva Canario, 86, of Maple Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Maria Fatima (Viveiros) Canario. Born in Matriz, Faial, Azores, he was the …

Deolinda Cabral, 78, of Bristol

Edward "Buddy" Weber, 63, of Bristol

Norma Elwood Schreiber Young, 86, of Riverside

Robert H. Stevenson, 88, of Barrington

Marie M. Dick, 92, formerly of Barrington

Police
Bristol police investigate dog-walker, caged deer and stolen mailbox From Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, Bristol police officers made just two arrests — one for drunk driving and one for obstructing officers — but they were busy investigating numerous complaints …
Barrington gas station employee allegedly embezzled $1,500 The owner of a Barrington gas station told police that an ex-employee had stolen more than $1,500 from the business.  The business owner filed the complaint with Barrington police on …
Portsmouth Police Department receives AAA traffic safety award PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department received a National Gold award from AAA Northeast for the quality of its traffic safety education and enforcement programs.  AAA …
Opinion
Bristol, go solar, and help yourself and your community For the second time in two years, the Town of Bristol has been selected to participate in the Solarize Rhode Island Program. The program lasts through March of 2018. The special partnership …
Letter: A history lesson on Barrington's senior tax exemption To the editor: This month marks the 53rd anniversary of Barrington's original senior tax exemption. I have now reviewed the full 53 years of town council minutes and dozens of contemporaneous news …
Letter: Tiverton house plaques – A unique gift for the holidays To the editor: Want to give a unique gift to someone special who lives in an old house? Order an historic plaque from the Tiverton Historical Preservation Advisory Board for only $40! In order to …
Letter: Little Compton council ‘punted’ on SLAPP suit, but could still respond To the editor: As Thanksgiving approaches and we pause to gather with family and friends, we thought you might like a quick update on Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards’ developments. Last …

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Jim McGaw

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.