Portsmouth veteran: Our responsibility ‘to keep this day proper’

PORTSMOUTH — Richard Rainer, Jr. said he tries to remember all of the people who never made it home. “I do know a few,” said Mr. Rainer, Portsmouth’s town …

4th royalty crowned, Murder charge, School district divorce, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from the past week across the East Bay. Click the headlines to read the full story. Borgia, Pirri win 2017 Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July Fourth of …
Opinion
Letter: Tiverton Financial Town Referendum is power for the people

To the editor: The Tiverton Town Charter is the town constitution, defining how the town governs, operates and allocates responsibilities and authority to town committees, commissions, and …

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Borgia, Pirri win 2017 Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July

Fourth of July royalty was crowned Saturday night as the Ms. and Little Ms. Fourth of July winners were announced at Mt. Hope High School. Olivia Borgia, 19, and Angela "Ella" Pirri, 8, emerged …

Tigers defeat Toll Gate 4-0 in tennis playoffs

Both teams sported gaudy 11-2 Division III records but Tiverton’s boys tennis team dominated Toll Gate 4-0 in Saturday’s playoff action. In singles, Tiverton’s Dylan Clark defeated Toll …

Featured home: Close to water, with guest house and pool

Located in the Hampden Meadows neighborhood in Barrington, Thios expanded Cape Cod-style home rests on a breathtaking, professionally designed and maintained landscape of specimen trees and mixed …

Tiverton native's musical talent on display in Navy Band

NEW YORK - Musician 3rd Class Kyle Beltram, a Tiverton native and 2007 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, serves as a flute instrumentalist with Navy Band Northeast. Beltram has …

Residents to resume charge against planned Dunkin’ Donuts

A controversial proposal to build a new, free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back before the Bristol Zoning Board of Review next Wednesday, when residents are expected to resume …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weelend: Barrington 1 Briarfield Road — Sunday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $689,000. …

Obituaries
Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, Warren

Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, of Riverview Street, Warren, passed away on May 21, 2017. Born in Villa Franca, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Jose Esperito Santo Araujo and Maria Sofia …

Carl E. Harper, 78, Warren

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Brian Daniels, 35, Bristol

Sports
Tigers approach playoffs among division leaders

By Nick Friend Tiverton has turned their season around in a big way, after stumbling out of the gate with a 0-3 start; Since then the Tigers have since gone 11-1 with one of the best record in …

Huskies hope bats return for playoffs

Bristol’s golden girl headed to next Games

Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

Mt. Hope student among state’s ‘Golden Dozen’

Things to do
Bristol Memorial Day ceremonies, parade to remember fallen heroes

Residents are invited to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by military members in the defense of freedom as Bristol pays tribute to fallen soldiers for Memorial Day this weekend. The main event …

Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

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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.