New lights installed at bike path intersection

There are new traffic light poles at the intersection of the East Bay Bike Path and Sowams Road. The poles were put in late last month and serve as a warning to motorists to slow down as they …
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Bridgepointe Church hosts annual 'Back to School Fair' in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Giving back to the community is unquestionably a great way to witness smiles, and so it was Saturday, Aug. 12, at East Providence High School as the Bridgepointe …

Spectacular J Class yachts put on a show in Newport

Barrington photographer and sailor Rob Migliaccio caught these great shots during day one of the J Class World Championship in Newport on Tuesday. He's headed back out today Here’s the first-day report … Hanuman, …

Suspicious blaze destroys garage at new Westport house

An early Wednesday morning fire described as suspicious leveled the garage of a vacant Westport house under construction. Reported at around 2 a.m. on Forge Road near the Dartmouth town line, the …

Warren police logs: Goat gives police the slip

Tuesday, Aug. 15The animal control officer released a skunk (carefully, it’s presumed) that had become trapped on Child Street.Someone rummaged through a car parked on Vernon Street.A Main …
Obituaries
Michael Moniz, 54, Tiverton

Michael Moniz, 54, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.  Born in Fall River, he was the son of John Moniz and the late Olivia (Arruda) Moniz. He was an assistant winemaker at …

Lydia Mello, 87, Bristol

Andria A. Cappelletti, 64, Bristol

Elaine L. Samson, 85, Bristol

John H. Pacheco, 82, Tiverton

Kenneth F. Braz, 63, formerly of Tiverton

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An event to eclipse all others

Not making plans to view the solar eclipse next Monday because Rhode Island is not in the path of totality? That's kind of like not buying a lottery ticket unless the jackpot is over $100 million. …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

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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.