Here comes The Flood

By Bruce Burdett Rising seas will soon — much sooner than anyone imagined — inundate beloved parts of Little Compton, Westport and Tiverton. A new forecast (see separate story) calls for an …

Fund drive to help create Tiverton Stone Bridge waterfront park

TIVERTON — They’ve already got much of the money they need to transform the former waterfront gas station property at Stone Bridge, and now a group is working to raise the final …
Opinion
Speak-Out: Short-sighted school committee, ugly sailboats

I don’t understand why the Bristol Warren School Committee voted to END BOTH FEBRUARY AND APRIL VACATIONS. Clearly, they are not communicating with the affected parties — the parents, …

Latest News

Senior Center fixture, war veteran gets loving send-off

It was a momentous occasion for 92-year-old Bristolian Harold “Bud” Pedley, who was showered with love and affection last Friday afternoon during lunch at the Bristol Senior …

Lions salute eight for service to Tiverton

The Tiverton Lions Club honored eight citizens — teachers, a police offer, firefighter and the recently retired senior center director — at its annual Community Recognition Night Saturday at …

Warren's Collaborative throwing a party

The past 12 months have been good to friends Uriah Donnelly, Jeff Danielian and Adam Tracy, who opened The Collaborative arts center at 498 Main St. last March. This weekend, they’re throwing a …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 69 Lamson Road — Sunday, March 26, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 3, 2, $969,000. Residential …

Rabid cat lived in Rehoboth, not Barrington

A Barrington family wants to set the record straight about a rabid cat. Last week, the Barrington Times reported that a Lorraine Street resident's cat had tested positive for rabies, a deadly …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

Obituaries
Valentine Verna, 86, Bristol

Mr. Valentine “Val” Verna, 86, of State Street, Bristol, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol. He was the husband of Mary (Callanan) Verna, who preceded him in death …

Edith B. Marchesi, 79, Little Compton

Silvana deSousa (Silveira) Cordeiro, 87, Bristol

Elsie DiSano, 94, Bristol

Manny Carreiro, formerly of Bristol

Dana A. Kent, 67, Westport

Sports
Nayatt 5K promises 'This race is no joke!'

It is that time of the year to dust off your running sneakers after a long winter and get ready for the Nayatt 5K. The 11th annual race is set for Saturday, April 1. This year's event has …

Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Portsmouth’s Cole Swider named Gatorade Player of Year

Eagles open 3-0 lead, hold on for Division II championship

Opinion
Staying eligible for Medicaid after the death of a spouse

The Family Caregiver Alliance has reported that spousal caregivers over age 66 who experience caregiving-related stress have a 63 percent higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age. …

Boorish behavior in the police department

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

Letter: Council’s mooring fee increase is counterproductive

Letter: Barrington Middle School land offers reason to worry

Things to do
Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Learn about one of the most prominent local architects who designed some of the most prominent historical buildings in the area. The Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will host a brown …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

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.