Portsmouth council head: Group improperly contacted auditor
PORTSMOUTH — Town Council President Keith Hamilton has accused two members of Portsmouth Concerned Citizens (PCC) of improperly … Read More
Warren police logs: Man arrested on domestic assault warrant
Monday,  Dec. 4 A Baker Street resident called the animal control officer after finding what appeared to be animal fur in the … Read More
Newport Navy Choristers perform 'Christmas in Song' in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — More than 300 people turned out Friday night for the Newport Navy Choristers’s “Christmas in Song” concert at St. … Read More
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More curbside collection signups in Portsmouth on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Trash Collaborative (portsmouthtrash@gmail.com) has scheduled two more signup events for Saturday, Dec. … Read More
RIDOT announces Newman Avenue Bridge work closures
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of … Read More
Nearly 50 years later, Barrington resident learns she's an All-American
Margaret Kane earned a new title recently. The longtime Barrington resident discovered earlier this fall that she was an … Read More
Local powerlifter captures three world records
And though she be but little, she is fierce.  — ShakespeareOf course, Shakespeare's words were spoken by Helena, … Read More
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody
EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press … Read More
Santa goes for breakfast in Warren
Santa paid a visit to the Central Fire Station in Warren Sunday morning, spending a few hours with friends during the department's … Read More
Doris I. Drapeau, 93, Tiverton

Doris I. Drapeau, 93, of Tiverton, passed into eternal life on October 18, 2017, surrounded by her family in her home. She was the daughter of the late Emelda and Arthur St. Laurent and sister to …

MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, of Florida

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Beatrice Barton, 97, Westport

Gail A. Hanley, 70, of Westport

Lisa Ferris Sylvester, 47, of Remsen, N.Y.

Bristol: Arrests for DUI, drugs, shoplifting and domestic assault Following are incidents and arrests involving the Bristol Police Department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Officers made several arrests, including for drunk driving, possession of narcotics and domestic …
Barrington school warning: 'Sexting' on the rise Officials in Barrington have recently seen an increase in "sexting" incidents among middle school students. Barrington Middle School Principal Dr. Andrew Anderson and Assistant Principal Erica …
Taunton Police arrest East Providence robbery/stabbing suspect TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a …
Long live disagreements “Identity politics is a safe place FROM thoughts rather than a safe place FOR thought.” -Salman RushdieBret Stephens, an op-ed columnist, published his recent lecture, The Dying Art of …
Solar farm would bring significant benefits to Westport To the editor, Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is the developer of a community solar project discussed in an article and editorial published in the November 30 edition. CEC was founded in 2009 as …
Commentary: A friend of Jack London By the completion of high school most boys are familiar with Jack London. The stories of White Fang and Buck from Call of the Wild captured our youthful imaginations and propelled us along avenues of …
Letter: 'Fix NICS Act' deserves a clean vote To the editor: And, it is here. It is finally here! Common sense gun reform is on our nation’s door step.   It has arrived under the name “Fix NICS Act.” …

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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.