Warren town manager’s future uncertain
The Warren Town Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, to discuss the future of Warren Town Manager Jan … Read More
Special Christmas service planned at Holy Angels
Holy Angels Church will be filled with beautiful Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m., with a Lessons and Carols service. The … Read More
Former Bristol senior center director reaches plea agreement, gets probation
Former Bristol Senior Center Director Maria Ursini reached a plea agreement with the Town of Bristol, which agreed to drop two felony … Read More
More Local News
Committee gets update on new East Providence High School plans
EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of its ongoing effort to adhere to state guidelines for the potential construction of a new high school, … Read More
Parents: Vaping plagues Barrington High bathrooms
Long gone are the days of smoking in the boy’s room at Barrington High School. The new trend is vaping in the boy’s room. And … Read More
Tree huggers abound as Christmas draws near
“You’ve gotta love trees and people to be in this business,” Frank Fales said as he secured a seven-foot Fraser to the car roof … Read More
Burned but not beaten, resident vows to rebuild
Sam Abram revisited his Bowden Avenue home on Friday afternoon. The longtime resident used crutches while navigating the rooms, … Read More
Task Force proposals could directly affect new East Providence High School effort
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island School Building Task Force, co-chaired by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education … Read More
High school students stage Miss Charity, for charity
Mt. Hope High School students Madison Rodriques and Sloan Simpson organized and produced the school’s first-ever Miss Charity … Read More
Obituaries
Janet Pond Goodman, 96, Little Compton

Janet Pond Goodman died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in South Dartmouth, Mass., at age 96. Since her marriage in 1944 to Robert Browning Goodman, she lived in Seattle, Wash., Denver, Col., Peyote, …

Thomas Joseph Daley, 86, Westport

Jane P. Cabot, 87, Little Compton

Ferdinand DeRensis, 95, Barrington

William M. Hatzell, 62, Warren

Doris I. Drapeau, 93, Tiverton

Police
Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault, DUI, cyberstalking From Dec. 4 to Dec. 10, Bristol police officers responded to dozens of calls and made nine arrests. Below is a roundup of activity for that week. Monday, Dec. 4 A neighbor reported a verbal …
Portsmouth Police charge 2 with threatening public officials PORTSMOUTH — In separate incidents on Tuesday, Dec. 12, police charged two men with making threats to public officials. The first took place around 5:30 p.m., when Antonio P. Vieira, …
Head-on collision leads to drunk driving arrest in Bristol A 39-year-old Bristol resident was arrested for drunk driving after slamming his gray Volvo into another car and injuring its female driver just after midnight on Sunday morning. The accident …
Opinion
Letter: Plan for casino revenue complete — What do you think? To the editor: After seven months, the Tiverton Casino Subcommittee completed their work and submitted a final report to the Tiverton Town Council at its December 11 council meeting. The …
Letter: Setting things straight on some Christmas notions To the editor: I notice ideas about Christmas that I believe need to be challenged. You may think I am late in addressing this topic, but that is the first idea I want to challenge.  We are not …
Letter: Relentless pounding takes toll on lovely Sakonnet Light To the editor: Just to clear your head of the bucolic memories we all carry of warm breezes and gentle waves caressing Sakonnet Point at summer’s end, please enjoy this image captured by …
Letter: Forshee grossly misinformed on cats and coyotes To the editor:For the woman who has written letters about coyote vs cat and thinks the cat should not be preyed upon due to her neglegence, should get themselves educated on being a responsible pet …

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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.