Barrington student earns prestigious internship

To be clear, Priyanka Bonifaz is not padding her résumé. While some high school students are careful to increase their volunteer work in an effort to make themselves more attractive …

Boy, 16, arrested on felony marijuana charge in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Tuesday, Jan. 10 Vehicles driven by Kelly Gersen of Portsmouth and Antonio …
Opinion
Everyone in RI deserves a ‘Fair Shot’

To the editor,After decades of ever growing wealth inequality, many of us in Rhode Island have seen our working hours increase, our income shrink, our property taxes rise, and our school buildings …

Latest News

Burk re-elected chairman of Tiverton Democrats

At its recent organizational meeting, the Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Mike Burk as chairman. Other officers re-elected were Paul Amaral as vice …

Scholarship fundraiser remembers local hero

Dozens of locals raised a pint last week in memory of a local military hero, and in support of local students. Many of the late First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna’s closest friends and family …
Police had accused Kathy Fowler of stealing cat from neighbor Paul Brule

Charges dropped in Warren cat theft case

A District Court judge has dismissed the case against a woman charged by Warren police last year with stealing a neighbor’s cat and then lying about it to the Warren Animal Control …

Carrying a torch for Martin Luther King Jr. in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Runners from the Naval Station Newport community picked a fitting spot to begin their torch run in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. this morning. The late civil rights …

Bay View, Riverside Middle School teams earn accolades at First LEGO competition

The FIRST LEGO League Rhode Island State Championship, a science-based robotics competition, was held Saturday, Jan. 14, on the campus of Roger Williams University.The St. Mary Academy-Bay View …
Business
Featured home: Unique replica of sea captain's home

Enjoy your own private country retreat on two peaceful acres in South Rehoboth. This is not another cookie cutter home. The 3,735 square-foot home captures all the details of the past while providing …

Obituaries
John Furtado, 65, Bristol

John Furtado, 65, of Walley Street, passed away of Jan. 10 at home.  He was the son of Margaret (Emeling) Furtado and the late John R. Furtado. He is survived by his son John C. Furtado as well …

Maria Viveiros, 90, Bristol

Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

Margaret (Vaccaro) Caizzi, 95, Bristol

Catherine Ann (Ballirano) Suriani, 88, formerly of Barrington

Robert M. Stone, of Barrington

Sports
Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Stretches of cold shooting hurt the Westport boys basketball team Friday as the Wildcats lost to Bishop Connolly 70-58 in Westport. Still, the teams were close before the visitors hit on a series …

Girls Basketball: Pesky Tigers best Mt. Hope

Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

Barrington athletes compete at Dartmouth meet

Opinion
Speak-Out: Differing opinions on coach; signs are a waste

I’m calling in response to last week’s Speak-Out regarding the basketball coach at Mt. Hope High School. I will use his name because I am a parent who is PROUD TO CALL HIM MY …

Letter: Wastewater-related tax hikes unfair to many Warrenites

Editorial: Snow-blind drivers

Violet: Some leftovers from 2016

Letter: Why this man is joining the Women's March

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday 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.