Legislator hopefuls square off in Warren forum

Candidates for Warren’s three General Assembly seats squared off in their first public forum, held last Thursday, Oct. 12 at Warren Town Hall. Candidates answered questions posed by …
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Local author's second novel 'infused with heart and soul'

Author Eva Pasco (aka Patricia Salerno; her nom de plume is a tribute to her mother, Eva, and father, Pasco) claims she embodies the characters she likes to write about in her preferred genre of …

Gallery: Looff Carousel 'Spooktakular'

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Halloween Spooktackular at the Crescent Park Carousel took place early evening Saturday, Oct. 15, in Riverside. Events included face painting, children's crafts and a mini …

Barrington women plan Yoga Pants Parade past letter writer's house

Knapton Street in Barrington will play host to a "Yoga Pants Parade" on Sunday afternoon. Why Knapton Street? Well, that's where Alan Sorrentino lives, and he's the resident who recently wrote a …

Eagle pride shines bright on homecoming

School spirit was on display at Barrington High School's homecoming event on Friday night at Victory Field. Students from all four classes enjoyed a parade of floats and later crowned a king and …

‘Extraordinary’ life of service

Frederico “Fred” Pacheco wore many hats in his 79 years. He was an immigrant who brought his family to the U.S. from the Azores; a businessman who owned his own travel agency; a Rotarian; …

Westport tree cutting aims to help stressed forest

Some trees will be cut at Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge in hopes of improving the health of others, the Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) says. “Forests in Westport have had trouble with …

Bristol Warren School Committee candidates make their pitch

Six candidates vying for half as many seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee made their case Tuesday night, when the Rhode Island League of Women Voters, East Bay Newspapers and Full …

House, Senate hopefuls square off

Tuesday was a busy night for Bristol residents hoping to win a seat in the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives.  Eleven candidates for five seats spent an hour talking policy …
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Can promissory notes be used in Medicaid planning?

Promissory notes can be a valuable tool in Medicaid planning, as illustrated by a recent federal district court case. Using promissory notes in Medicaid planning when a spouse needs long term care …

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Letter: Women have every right to wear yoga pants

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First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

David Podsnap was up to his neck in chores Monday. With a store (Podsnappery/Galactic Theatre) to run, a new album to finish recording and appointments to make, he was full out. But Warren Walkabout …

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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.