Reitsma hired as Warren Town Manager

Jan Reitsma was officially hired as Warren's new Town Manager Wednesday, seven months after he began serving as the town's interim manager. Mr. Reitsma, the former head of the Rhode Island …
Barrington council president not running for re-election

June Speakman, a longtime fixture on the Barrington Town Council, is not running for re-election this year. According to information shared by the town clerk's office, Ms. Speakman, a …

Lial, Frerichs out in Warren Town Council race

Two sitting Warren Town Council members failed to submit paperwork Wednesday declaring their intent to run for re-election, opening the door to a wide-open council race this fall. Neither …

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Final candidate filings are made in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The final submissions are in and there will likely be just a few primaries and only a handful of contested races during the 2016 election season in East Providence. The three-day …

Candidates file to run in Bristol elections

Saying he wants to end high tolls and taxes, and establish a more friendly business climate, a Bristol resident has announced his intention to run for the state House seat former Rep. Ray Gallison …

Seekonk Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sheldon

SEEKONK — Hi, my name is Sheldon and I‘m a shorthaired male cat around 1 to 2 years old. My fur is mostly gray with some white and I love when people pet me! I somehow ended up in a …

USS Arlington to cruise into Bristol

Bristol will once again welcome a United States Navy ship off its shore this July 4, and this year it’s one of the Navy’s newest. The USS Arlington is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport …

Barrington candidate earns committee's endorsement

Barrington resident Jason Knight recently received the endorsement of the Barrington Democratic Town Committee in the race for the District 67 seat in the Rhode Island House of …

School committee, state rep races heat up in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The candidate filings in East Providence continued to trickle in late Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday, June 28 and 29. As the clock ticks down to the conclusion of the …

Barrington rower headed to the Olympics

Barrington's Anders Weiss and his rowing partner Nareg Guregian clocked the fastest time ever in a men's pair event on Mercer Lake in New Jersey, and earned a spot in the upcoming Olympic Games …

Members picked for Barrington's school start time committee

Nineteen people have accepted the challenge of building an implementation plan for the change in school start times in Barrington.  On Thursday, June 16, Barrington Superintendent of …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Opinion
Congressional Republicans look dumb and dumber

ITEM: Warning labels on cigarettes are stupid. Some people smoke and never develop lung cancer.ITEM: E-verify is dumb. Some people make it on the list that aren’t here illegally.ITEM: The FDA …

Letter: Testing dogs' DNA would stop poop bags on poles

Letter: Good news, bad news with poop bags on poles

Letter: Rep. Malik's views are out of step with community

Letter: Barrington Times has forgotten Memorial Day's meaning

Police Report
Portsmouth police stay busy with assault complaints

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, June 22 Kevin A. Gomes, 27, of 130 Corys Lane, was charged at 12:16 p.m. …

Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

Things to Do
Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

The state resumes its Providence-Newport bay ferry starting Friday, a service that is scheduled to continue through Sept. 5. A ferry ran that route for a number of years but was discontinued. The …

A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

Coggeshall Farm celebrates the Fourth, 18th century style

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

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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.