Late rally helps Townies upend Saints in Division I football

EAST PROVIDENCE — Sophomore quarterback Justin Pena scored the tying touchdown senior kicker Nick Oliveira kicked what proved the game-winning and with under a minute to go on the clock as the East Providence High School football team captured its first win …
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Tiverton Police: Possible bear sighting; noisy goats

Monday, Sept. 11 At 11:55 a.m., a Little Compton resident driving in the area of South Lake Road called to report he may have seen a bear at the Little Compton line. At 6:36 p.m., a John Duggan Road caller complained about "goats making a lot of noise" at a nearby house.

Barrington Booster Day is Saturday, Sept. 23

Barrington High School student-athletes will be going door-to-door on Saturday, Sept. 23 as part of the annual Barrington Booster Day fund-raiser.  The event is a membership drive which …

Video and photos: Training for a tragedy in Barrington

Fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers crowded the parking lot outside Barrington Middle School on Saturday morning, and students splattered in fake blood covered the sidewalk near the rear …

Filing deadline changed for senior tax exemption in Barrington

Barrington residents planning to apply for a senior tax exemption with the town should be prepared for an earlier-than-normal filing deadline. This year, town officials have moved the filing …
Obituaries
Donalda Medeiros, 101, Tiverton

Donalda "Donna" (Grandmont) Medeiros, 101, of Tiverton, wife of the late Manuel "Bob" Medeiros, died at home with her loving family at her side, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tiverton's oldest …

Bernard Vincent Scola, of Barrington

Michael Pierce Donovan, 59, of Warwick

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Jeannine Christian Mongeon, 89

Horacio Jose DoRego, 75, of Bristol

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.