Dock death, Drug explosion, Heartwarming gesture, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories from around the East Bay in the past week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. Man dies after accident on Prudence Island Ferry dock A …
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Possible arson suspected in Tiverton fire

At 5 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2017, an on duty police officer discovered flames coming from a business located at 2423 Main Road in Tiverton. The fire was quickly extinguished, said Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd. There were no injuries, and the business is still in operation. The nature of the fire is suspicious, he said.

West Nile Virus confirmed in Warren

State biologists have found West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in Warren last week, the first incidence of the potentially deadly virus in Rhode Island this year. The Rhode Island …

Barrington All Stars top Cranston, lose to Smithfield

The Barrington Little League All Star team competing in the Christopher Andreozzi tournament came within one game of reaching the finals. Last Tuesday, Barrington defeated Cranston in a …

Barrington children bring 'Wizard of Oz' to life

The Primrose Neighborhood Theater Troupe returned to the stage recently with a joyful distillation of L. Frank Baum's “The Wizard of Oz”. With a script adaptation by Lola Gambino and …
Obituaries
Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

With deep sympathy the family of Stanley J. Stanko announces his passing at age 99. Staff Sergeant Technician Third Grade, Mr. Stanko proudly served in the United States Army during World War II …

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Mary A. DeFusco, 98, Bristol

Edward R. Marshall, 80, formerly of Bristol

Rose M. Conti, 93, Bristol

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington

Things to do
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.