Children set fire to community center in Barrington

Two young children started a small fire alongside the Bay Spring Community Center on Wednesday, June 21, which eventually charred some of the building's shingles and a window casing. Barrington …

PHOTOS: Fourth Committee goes 'Bristolwood' for annual ball

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee went Hollywood Saturday night at its annual Fourth of July Ball. The committee hosted the ball, which serves as a major fundraiser for the committee, at the …
Opinion
It may be June, but it’s almost Christmas time in Bristol

To the editor: This past Sunday I got a lot of grief on Facebook for posting a “Happy LEON Day” message. For those of you who don’t know, LEON Day, June 25, is an unofficial …

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East Providence winds up with a $5 million surplus for FY15

EAST PROVIDENCE — Another fiscal year audit in the books, another solid performance financial performance recorded for East Providence. The City Council, at its Tuesday, June 20, once again …

State recommends Warren Town Beach closure

The Rhode Island Department of Health recommended Sunday that the Warren Town Beach be closed to swimming due to high bacteria counts.During recent testing elevated levels of bacteria were detected; …

Chief Marshal McDermott to lead Westport 4th parade

If it’s not too much to ask of Mother Nature, a day just like last July 4 would be mighty nice, say organizers of Westport’s annual Fourth of July Parade. The Parade steps off Tuesday at 10 …

Tiverton taxpayers’ group endorses nine for charter review

In a pair of press releases issued Friday, the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) and its Political Action Committee (PAC) released statements and endorsements regarding the July 18 election for …

Independence Park goes country Sunday night

Independence Park goes country Sunday night when two southern bands take the stage, one of which is a national TV star. The following bands are scheduled to perform Sunday when the Bristol Fourth …
Business
Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Obituaries
Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Marie Marden Currier, longtime resident of Barrington, RI and widow of Richard E. Currier, died surrounded by family Friday, June 23, 2017, at Bethany Home of RI.  She is survived by …

Charles Lee Remington, 70, formerly of Bristol

Jose Angelo Melo, 75, Bristol

Cadence Alofa Tuato'o, infant, Bristol

Elizabeth I. Hazlett, 97, Bristol

Carl L. Romano, 96, Warren

Sports
Morikawa claims 56th playing of Northeast Amateur

EAST PROVIDENCE — Collin Morikawa does not like to pay much attention to the various services that compile rankings of the best amateur golfers in the world. That could change after what he did over the last four days …

Golf tournament to fund higher education

Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Opinion
Letter: Join us July 4 to celebrate true spirit of Independence Day

To the editor: I would like to invite the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4 is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and …

Letter: Support for farm animal protection bill

Letter: Mr. Douglas should resign from appropriations

Speak-Out: ‘Suspicious’ characters, attention for soap box winner

Letter: Together, we can disarm hate

Things to do
Swing to the oldies in Independence Park Saturday

Swing to the oldies Saturday night as the Fourth of July Concert Series resumes at Independence Park. The following bands arew scheduled to perform Saturday: The Patterson Smith Rashid Quartet …

Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Detroit Breakdown, Gerry Grimo headline Concert Series Friday

View Purple Martins at Pic-Wil on Saturday

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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.