Three-car accident in Portsmouth sends one to hospital

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department said it was “miraculous” there were only relatively minor injuries following a three-car accident on East Main Road early Friday …

Coastal shellfishing ban lifted Friday

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that effective today, Friday, March 24, it has lifted the emergency shellfishing closure for areas of Rhode Island Sound, …
Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

Latest News

Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown …

After a decade on the move, swimming school makes a home in East Providence

"I doubt there's another swim school that's had more locations," says Susan Pascale-Frechette about Pods Swimming. We have basically been operating — and growing — out of a car for …

Dead serious about preserving Portsmouth's historical cemeteries

Dead men may not tell any tales, but the burial plots marking their final resting places are rich with local history.

Nayatt 5K promises 'This race is no joke!'

It is that time of the year to dust off your running sneakers after a long winter and get ready for the Nayatt 5K. The 11th annual race is set for Saturday, April 1. This year's event has …

Belltower was warned of roof weakness

The owners and management company of Belltower Plaza knew as long ago as July 2015 that the roof was compromised and did little about it before part of it collapsed during a snowstorm last week, …
Business
Belltower businesses suffer after roof collapse

Businesses in Belltower Plaza are fully operating again after last week’s roof collapse, and want wary customers to know the building is safe for them to return. Part of the Metacom Avenue …

Obituaries
Silvana deSousa (Silveira) Cordeiro, 87, Bristol

Silvana deSousa (Silveira) Cordeiro, 87, of Bristol, died Wednesday  March 22, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Jose Almeida Cordeiro. Silvana was born in …

Elsie DiSano, 94, Bristol

Manny Carreiro, formerly of Bristol

Dana A. Kent, 67, Westport

Filomena Fatima Botelho, 63, Bristol

Joseph E. Botelho, 60, Riverside

Sports
Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Barrington native Priscilla Dunphy, a standout player for the WPI women's basketball team, was recently selected to the NEWMAC (New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference) second …

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Portsmouth’s Cole Swider named Gatorade Player of Year

Eagles open 3-0 lead, hold on for Division II championship

Hoop dreams for state title cut short

Opinion
Letter: Council’s mooring fee increase is counterproductive

To the editor, I was surprised and disappointed at the recent action by the Town Council to raise the mooring fees for the non-profit sailing schools in town. I regard the schools as one of …

Letter: Barrington Middle School land offers reason to worry

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: We could have a middle school, and spent less!

Letter: Tiverton committee’s ban on public comment is un-American

Things to do
Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

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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.