Portsmouth students to witness democracy in action in D.C.

PORTSMOUTH — After booking their trip to Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration next month, Sophia Domingoes and Lily Van Petten were all revved up to witness an unprecedented …

Dunkin’ Donuts plan returns without Bristol Council's traffic study

A controversial proposal to build a free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back on the Zoning Board’s agenda Monday, even though a traffic study the Town Council requested has …
Opinion
Column: 'Roast beef, medium'

Though she died almost a half a century ago, Edna Ferber (1885-1968) remains a well-respected American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Her 1924 novel, “So Big,” won the …

Latest News

The Friedman Group real estate company joins Residential

The Friedman Group recently joined Residential Properties' Barrington location. The Friedman Group is comprised of Ted Friedman, Betsy Friedman, and Claudia Maioran. “RPL has been the top …

Can you help with Scout's project?

Barrington's Jimmy Halfyard is trying to raise money for his Eagle Project. The local teenager is a scout at Troop 6 Barrington and a senior at Barrington High School. He was asked to make four …

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

The Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble will present a Christmas Jazz concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Barrington Congregational Church, …

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Colby-Sawyer junior Denali Sexton, of Barrington, has been named to the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Soccer First Team.  Earlier this …

Portsmouth moves to single-stream recycling Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, local residents will no longer have to walk into open containers at the transfer station. Nor will they have to place their plastics and …
Business
Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

Obituaries
George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

George R. Sardinha, 80, passed away on Nov. 30 at Home Hospice & Palliative Care of RI. He was the husband of the late Helene (Turner) Sardinha.  Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Adelina M. DeSano, 91, of Barrington

Wayne Cooper, 68, Little Compton

Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Sports
'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the "Eagle Speed in the Winter" running program. The program runs every Sunday morning — runners meet with Coaches Larson Gunness …

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Barrington student-athletes learn more about leading

Opinion
How does the medicaid look-back period work?

One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a means-based program, which means that you are only eligible for it if you have …

Treasurer Magaziner is getting it done

Holidays and autism…how quickly I forget!

It’s not easy to field a whole new team

Editorial: Residents won't be able to drive through

Things to do
Museum to publish long-awaited whaling journal this week

On December 9, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will release "Around the World in Search of Whales: A Journey of the Lucy Ann Voyage". The hard-bound, non-fiction book is a recounting of a …

Newport skating center to open Friday

Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

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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.