Memorial Day: East Providence youngster 'flags' a wrong

EAST PROVIDENCE — A highly motivated young resident recently assisted in getting the state to adhere to proper protocol for flying the American Flag in a highly visible location in the area. At …
Fire displaces residents from New Road duplex
EAST PROVIDENCE — A fire late Saturday afternoon, May 26, displaced the residents living in a duplex on New Road in the Rumford … Read More
Blooming red begonias nourish downtown Bristol business
With flourishing help from donors, volunteers and the Town of Bristol, 110 flowering baskets were hung on lamp posts along Hope Street … Read More
Barrington students receive scholarships
The Community Scholarship Fund of Barrington awarded scholarships to more than a dozen local students during a ceremony at the … Read More
Bristol's Miss Fourth and Little Miss Fourth will be crowned Saturday night
The annual Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July Pageant is on Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Hope High School Performing Arts … Read More
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 … Read More
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
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.