Portsmouth neighbors vent over McCorrie Beach disputes

PORTSMOUTH — Neighborly love was often in short supply during a commuprnity meeting Thursday night regarding recent disputes at McCorrie Point Beach.
Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Friday night with Crushed Velvet is a hard-rockin' band that plays "all the music your parents told you not to listen to you." The band, which covers …

Warren man's hilarious Rhode Island video goes viral

A video on all that is great about Rhode Island has accumulated more than 130,000 online views since it was posted Friday morning by Warren resident Ben DeCastro.Mr. DeCastro, a volunteer Warren …

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House Hunt: Open Houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend:Barrington 54 Clarke Road — Saturday, June 25, 1-3 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $850,000. Coleman Realtors, …

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week:Caley Nessar, 27, of 43 School House Road, Warren, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical …

Riverside residents remain angered by revaluation process

EAST PROVIDENCE — For the third successive meeting, the East Providence City Council heard the reservations of residents from the waterfront section of Riverside critical of the most recent …

DUI suspect arrested for striking East Providence Police cruiser

NORTH SCITUATE — The Rhode Island State Police arrested a Rehoboth woman for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs-1st Offense and Driving Under the Influence of …

Amore announces re-election bid for East Providence House 65 seat

EAST PROVIDENCE — Representative Gregg Amore (D) issued a press release Friday, June 24, announcing his re-election for the District 65 seat in the House of Representatives …

Learning Center opens at East Providence's former Fuller Branch

EAST PROVIDENCE — Four years removed from being closed and about a year since it was taken off the sale market, the Fuller Library building on Dover Avenue in the Kent Heights section of the city …

Tiverton Police: Graffitti suspect nabbed

Tuesday, June 14 Jose Frias, 38, of 185 East Road, Apt. # 1504, Tiverton, was charged at 10:45 a.m. with domestic simple assault. Jillian Frias, 34, of 752 East Road, Tiverton, was charged at 10:58 a.m.with domestic vandalism, malicious injury to property.

Little Compton Police: Firewood heist solved

Wednesday, June 15 At 4:30 p.m., two vehicles collided at the intersection of Long Highway and Amesbury Lane, resulting in minor injuries to both drivers.
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Opinion
Rhode Island has its own Phantom of the Opera

Unlike the original masked Phantom of the Opera, Rhode Island’s Phantom wraps a t-shirt across his face. The story line is different also. There’s no Christine with whom the phantom is in …

Letter: Tell state legislators to hit the highway

Letter: Barrington needs to provide public trash cans

Kenneth J. Marshal: Legacy of service

Letter: Community group promotes ‘sight preservation’ at local schools

Police Report
Tiverton man injures head crashing into road sign

WRENTHAM — An unidentified 18-year-old Tiverton man sustained a head injury after crashing into a construction sign on southbound Route 495 near Wrentham Tuesday about 7:45 p.m.

Caretaker charged with assaulting elderly woman

Warren police logs: Two face DUI charges

Loud gamers draw police to Portsmouth home

Former Bristol attorney sentenced for stealing from 91-year-old client

Things to Do
Melissa Etheridge bringing her show to the South Coast

Grammy Award-winner Melissa Etheridge returns to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 29, at 8 p.m. with her M.E. Solo tour. A limited run in an intimate setting, Melissa will play …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

OLMC Feast planned on Bristol Town Common

Photos: Naval Academy ships sail into Bristol, open for tours

Atwater Donnelly CD party Saturday in Warren

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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.