Bristol church’s three-day Feast begins Friday

The big news for St. Elizabeth Church parishioners this year is the establishment of a newly named committee … the United Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Trinity, which was …
Mt. Hope crushes Mariners 16-2 to open playoffs
The Mt. Hope High School girl’s lacrosse team crushed Narragansett at home Thursday, 16-2, getting their Division II playoff run off … Read More
Eagles defeat Rebels in tennis semis, earn spot in state finals
The Barrington High School boys tennis team defeated defending state champions South Kingstown, 4-0, on Thursday afternoon and will … Read More
Hugh Cole students mark Memorial Day in Warren
Memorial Day is not until Monday, but Hugh Cole students marked the somber occasion Friday morning by planting dozens of American … Read More
Barrington Memorial Day activities planned for Monday
The Barrington Memorial Day activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Victory Field Memorial Gate at Barrington … Read More
New emergency siren bound for Warren Town Hall roof
Back in the days before modern communication equipment, the best way to alert Warren residents of danger in town was via a large siren … Read More
Portsmouth woman is gearing up for epic Arctic expedition
PORTSMOUTH — Breezy Grenier doesn’t mind the cold.  The 30-year-old Portsmouth resident goes scuba diving year round in New … Read More
Barrington voters leave appropriations committee intact
Following the budget votes at Wednesday night's financial town meeting, taxpayers were asked to vote on the committee on … Read More
East Providence's Cunha opts not to seek re-election for General Assembly seat
EAST PROVIDENCE — Helder Cunha, the state representative from District 64 in East Providence, announced in a press release his … Read More
Barrington voters reject $500,000 budget cut
Barrington taxpayers defeated a motion to cut $500,000 from the proposed budget during Wednesday night's financial town … Read More
Obituaries
Irving D. “Peter” Humphrey, III, 88, of Tiverton

Irving D. “Peter” Humphrey, III, 88, of Tiverton, R.I. passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was the husband of the late Marjorie Sharples Humphrey, to whom he was married for 63 years …

Donald N. Gavin, 91, of Little Compton

William W. Monast, 63, Warren

Opinion
Letter: This type of economic development helps only a few I am compelled to add a few of my thoughts to the conversation regarding the debacle at State and Thames. Overall, the expansion of The Belvedere is a very bad idea, like trying to fit the wrong …
Letter: Many Bristol commercial spaces are empty … Why demand more? It defies logic how there could be dissenters to the Belvedere at Thames project who would prefer to keep an open lot with a two-tier parking garage and a stockade fence, rather than support a …
Letter: Thanks for supporting BHS sailing team To the editor: On behalf of the Barrington High School Club Sailing Team, we would like to thank everyone who helped us get to the ISSA High School Coed National Championships in Seabrook, Texas …
Sports
Westport tennis loses to Case The Westport High School tennis team lost a non-league home match to Case 4-1 on Monday afternoon. The loss drops the team’s overall record to 6-8.  “Case is having their best season in …
Tiverton loses division matchup to Mt. Hope, 12-5 The Tiverton baseball team lost to Mt. Hope 12-5 in a Division II home game on Friday evening. The loss gives the Tigers a 5-10 division record with three games to go in the season. The Tigers …
Barrington baseball beats Wheeler, loses to Mt. Hope Barrington hosted Wheeler on Thursday, May 17, for Senior Day, and started 9 seniors en route to a 5-3 win over the visitors. Barrington's record improved to 9-4-1 on the …

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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.