Barrington resident: Phony cable worker tried to enter house

A Lamson Road resident in Barrington contacted police on Monday at about 1 p.m., after a man came to her home's front door and asked to enter, stating he was a worker with a communications …
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More than 50 volunteers clean up Portsmouth beach

PORTSMOUTH — More than 50 volunteers, including members of the Portsmouth Community Service Club, attended Clean Ocean Access’ (COA) beach cleanup on Saturday and removed a total of …

Portsmouth to break ground on new police station Oct. 4

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth will break ground on its new police station at a ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. The groundbreaking will take place at the …

Barrington police release video of lawn sign larceny suspects

The Barrington Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspects involved in the theft of a "Hate Has No Home Here" lawn sign earlier this month. The police …

Ready-to-eat food, delivered to your door

September is possibly one of the busiest months of the year for people, especially those with families. With juggling school, work, and after school activities, finding time to make balanced, healthy …
Obituaries
Susan Jean Latinville, 52, Tiverton

Susan Jean Latinville, 52, of Tiverton, died on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. Sue was born June 23, 1965, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the daughter …

Andrea L. Kasprzyk of Warren

Sumner Bigelow MacDonald, Jr., 82, of Bristol

Anna M. DiSalvo, 94, of Barrington

John K. Fitzgerald, 53, Little Compton

Chester R. Wilkie Jr., 84, Little Compton

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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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.