Is Portsmouth's Island Park trending upward?

PORTSMOUTH — Island Park is in Mike Macfarlane’s blood. His grandparents met at the old dance hall at Cashman’s Amusement Park before the 1938 Hurricane blew it all …
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Prudence water board to host workshop on tax levy on Saturday

PRUDENCE ISLAND — The board of the Prudence Island Water District will hold its second public information workshop on Saturday, July 29, on its intention to levy a property tax when it …

Superior, Supreme court decisions slam doors on Stone House

LITTLE COMPTON — A series of dramatic court actions between Wednesday and Friday of this last week has slammed a lid on loud and heavily-trafficked activities and weddings at the Stone House that have bedeviled town residents over at least the last year or two.

Bristol Police: Reckless driving, stolen meds, oil spill and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between July 10 and July 16: Monday, July 10 A resident on Bourne Street called police to discuss a complaint with a …

Forty years later, who killed Lyla Poitras?

TIVERTON — Forty years have now passed since Lyla J. Poitras vanished from her Tiverton house sometime late on June 27, 1977. Just over two weeks later, crews cutting grass along William …

BREAKING: Sean Spicer resigns from Trump cabinet

Barrington native and Portsmouth Abbey graduate Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned his position as press secretary to President Donald Trump. Mr. Spicer reportedly submitted his resignation …
Business
Tremblay’s in Portsmouth: 'Ultimate, be-as-you-are place’

PORTSMOUTH — Mike Macfarlane, the new owner of Tremblay’s Bar & Grill at 514 Park Ave., calls the watering hole and restaurant the “ultimate, be-as-you-are” …

Obituaries
Jane B. Jovin, Bristol

Jane B. (Sumoski) Jovin, 95, of Dawn Hill Avenue, Bristol, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond Jovin. Mrs. Jovin was a payroll clerk for many …

John Abenate, 90, Warren

Antone P. DeMenezes, 89, Tiverton

Service Saturday for Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi, Little Compton

Richard L. Melies, 81 of Barrington

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

Sports
City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

East Providence was the hub of golf, locally and regionally, over the last few weeks as a player with local ties captured the state’s top amateur prize while another took home the title as one …

Pickleball among fastest growing games in Bristol, country

Barrington defeats Rumford 12-2 for District 2 Championship

Barrington 9-10 All Stars defeat Newport, 9-0

Barrington Juniors All Stars win, force a deciding game

Opinion
Letter: Doctor gives back to community with free clinic

To the editor, Are you frustrated with our health care system? Do you have questions about what to do with your personal medical problems? Do you need help, someone to talk to who knows what …

Letter: Good samaritans come to aid of fallen woman

Letter: In memory of Richard V. Simpson, a town treasure

Letter: School cuts might still be coming to Barrington

Stand-off at the State House

Things to do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

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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.