Council approves revisions to East Providence's FY16-17 CDBG budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — After exhaustively explaining the rationale behind his recommendations for a second time, quoting Shakespeare and likely gnashing his teeth in the process, East Providence's …
Photos: KPLL honors vets and servicemen on opening day

King Philip Little League held their opening day on Saturday, 4/30. Teams from all divisions lined the infield as police, fire, servicemen and veterans were honored by league officials. Victoria …

Website: Barrington one of the safest towns in RI

The website recently released its list of the safest towns in Rhode Island, and ranked Barrington number four. The website stated that its rankings were based on an analysis …

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Girls see a need, lend a hand

LITTLE COMPTON — Three Little Compton girls teamed up recently to help the state’s homeless residents. The three, Madison Moy, an eighth grader at Wilbur & McMahon School, and Portsmouth High …

Grow Smart RI salutes Tiverton Library

Grow Smart RI has named the Tiverton Public Library as a 2016 Rhode Island Smart Growth Award winner. The awards recognize those “helping to shape a stronger Rhode Island through innovative …

Council approves latest list of East Providence road repairs

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, May 3, approved the road repair schedule for the upcoming season submitted by Steve Coutu, East Providence's Director of Public …

Warren Little League Roundup: Week 2 action

MinorsA’s 9, Angels 4Hank Francis pitched three strong innings, striking out six, and on the offensive side added two singles and drove in a run. Landon Francis pitched two innings, …

Newport man hides from Barrington police after domestic dispute

Barrington police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress at 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. The incident reportedly took place inside a vehicle parked in the area of Washington …

Contract awarded for remodeling of Riverside Square bus shelter in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A design and firm has been selected to remodel the bus shelter at Riverside Square. The city's Director of Community Development David Bachrach recently announced the contract …

Warren police logs: Don't shovel that mulch

Tuesday, April 26 Police got a call about a Union Street woman locked out of her home. They notified the landlord and went down to help. A customer CVS customer’s keys were accidentally taken …

Westport voters approve new police station, agri-tourism bylaw

Westport Town Meeting voters were unanimous Tuesday evening in their approval of a new police station to be built with up to $8 million worth of borrowing. There was much more debate, however, …
Evelyn B. Rapoza, 81, Tiverton

Evelyn B. (Rossoni) Rapoza, 81, of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2016, at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife the late Lionel S. Rapoza.  Born in Worcester, …

Peter J. Lang, 54, Little Compton

Paul A. Borges, 72, Little Compton

Jane P. Mello, 64, Bristol

Joseph R. Loiselle, 80, Orleans, Ma.

Thomas B. Andrade, Bristol

Eileen R. (Michael) Guercia, Bristol

Paul D’Allesandro, 67, Warren

Robert Hazlett, Bristol

Margaret H. “Peg” Brady, 87, Portsmouth

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Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

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Touch-a-Truck in Portsmouth this Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck event is on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Park. Admission is $3 per person for the …

Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

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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.