Warren police logs: Goat gives police the slip

Tuesday, Aug. 15The animal control officer released a skunk (carefully, it’s presumed) that had become trapped on Child Street.Someone rummaged through a car parked on Vernon Street.A Main …
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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 …

Eclipse fans descend upon Portsmouth library (video)

PORTSMOUTH — More than 50 people were staring into the sun outside the Portsmouth Free Public Library for today’s partial solar eclipse. They did it safely, however, with library staff …

Crowd soaks up solar eclipse from Barrington Town Hall

Hundreds of people flocked to the lawn in front of Barrington Town Hall to get a glimpse of the historic solar eclipse on Monday afternoon, Aug. 21.  Titlted "The Great American Eclipse," the …
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

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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.