Portsmouth Police charge woman with making false 911 call

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, Aug. 24 Kelly D. Richardson, 34, of 508 Turnpike Ave., was charged around …
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Committee signals support for proposed East Providence school budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a second special workshop on the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget held Monday night, Aug. 29, the East Providence School Committee strongly indicated it was on a path of supporting …
SAKONNET BRIDGE ACCIDENT

Drivers ditched cars, only to find bridge also closed to pedestrians

PORTSMOUTH/TIVERTON — Several drivers who couldn’t get into Tiverton due to Monday’s mishap on the Sakonnet River Bridge thought they had a smart idea: Just ditch the car in …

New photos: Bridge inspectors rescued after truck flips

Two bridge inspectors who had been left suspended in a bucket beneath the Sakonnet River Bridge early Monday afternoon when their boom truck overturned have been rescued.

Grand Jury indicts two for A'Vant murder in East Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment Monday, Aug. 29, against the suspects in the August 2014 murder of t city man Yusef A'Vant. The Attorney General's office …

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 …
Obituaries
Frank J. Palumbo Jr., 74, Riverside

Frank J. Palumbo Jr., 74, of Riverside, passed away on June 25, 2016, at his Florida winter residence after a two year illness. He was predeceased by his parents, Antonetta and Frank J. Palumbo; …

Peter Dauphin, 70, Tiverton

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

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Back to School 2016

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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

Police Report
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 …

Portsmouth woman indicted on murder charge

Police arrest cat killer Stravato for parole violation

Bristol arrests: Felony larceny, strangulation, suspended licenses

UPDATE: Teen in critical condition after Barrington car crash

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.