Barrington police stop wrong-way driver on Wampanoag Trail

Barrington police responded to a possible DUI incident at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. An officer spotted a car driving south in the northbound lane of the Wampanoag Trail. The officer was able …
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East Providence City Council passes final FY16-17 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council at a brief special session held Tuesday night, Oct. 25, gave its formal backing to a revised version of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. The …

Roger Williams honors ‘greats of the past’

Five of the Roger Williams University’s greatest athletes and one of its greatest teams enjoyed another night in the spotlight last week, stepping into the hall of fame. The 2016 Roger …

Bristol Town Council, Administrator candidates face off tonight

Voters will get a chance to meet the candidates for Town Council and Town Administrator in Bristol when the League of Women Voters and East Bay Newspapers host a public forum Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the …

Growth reported at Portsmouth’s beach and campground

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night heard about improvements and ideas to boost revenue at two of its recreational jewels: Sandy Point Beach and Melville Campground. Tim Dunbar, …

Police trace death threats back to local teenagers

On Saturday, Oct. 22, a day before hundreds of people paraded past his house on Knapton Street, Alan Sorrentino told Barrington police that his life had been threatened. In a complaint filed with …

Warren police logs: Gorilla(?) in the streets

Monday, Oct. 17 A caller complained that multiple people were banging on her mother’s door on Bowen Street. It turned out to be National Grid employees attempting to get a car moved for …

Powder Puff power

It was role reversal on the football field at Mt. Hope High School on Sunday, Oct, 19, as the girls took to the gridiron and the boys cheered from the sidelines in the annual Powder Puff Bowl. The …

‘Rhode Island Nine’ are memorialized in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Col. David Fallon said he didn’t realize the “full price that Rhode Island paid” on Oct. 23, 1983 until just recently, when he visited the Beirut …
Margaret Annette 'Judy' Schantz, 92, Barrington

Margaret Annette "Judy" Schantz, 92, died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The daughter of Colonel Richard Booth and Mary Dorothy Pierce-Hughes, Judy was born in Rhyl, Wales on Oct. 9, 1924. She was the …

Joseph Moretti, 93, Barrington

Beverly J. Malin, 87, Barrington

Joan L. Best Cole, of Barrington

Joan B. Cain, 79, Barrington

Dennis Scott Warren, 61, of Tiverton

Gary G. Sylvia, 59, Warren

Florence Allen, 86, Bristol

Ward L. Sears, 75, Bristol

Albert Laroche, 88, Bristol

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Letter: Please vote Gina Pine for school committee

To the editor: Serving as an elected official is not an easy job. I commend those that have been dedicated to serve on our behalf.  Over the last year I have gotten more involved with …

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Passenger charged with hitting driver in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Patrick O. Swistak, 33, of 21 Hunter Ave., Newport, was charged at …

Chief: Support for new Portsmouth police station seems strong

Yoga pants letter writer says he has received death threats

Bristol Police: Domestic assault, lobster thief, ’suspicious’ people

Portsmouth police, firefighters host open house on Sunday

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Combat chilly weather with this colorful tomato/egg dish

By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comA shakshuka is a beautiful thing — and perfect for this cool fall weather. A bright red tomatoey sauce with sunny eggs and bright green herbs is just …

First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

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'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

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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.