Taxes rise under Warren budget plan; more hours for town hall workers

The owner of a $300,000 home in Warren would likely pay an additional $210 in taxes this coming year, under a preliminary budget plan approved by the Warren Town Council this week. The council’s …

Bayside YMCA team wins second straight swim championship

The Bayside YMCA Stingrays swim team continued its winning streak as the SENECY league champions for a second year in a row. The SENECY league is made up of 19 YMCAs in the Rhode Island and …
Opinion
Letter: Waiting to pass bills is putting lives at risk

To the editor: As reported in the March 15, 2017 Barrington Times, a man from Barrington was arrested and charged with a slew of domestic violence related crimes including …

Latest News

Portsmouth students recognized for achievements in art, music

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee set aside a good portion of Tuesday’s meeting to celebrate local student Scholastic Music and Art Award winners for 2017. Here are the students …

Officials tour tattered East Providence High School

EAST PROVIDENCE — On the heels of a report detailing its many areas of neglect and necessity, East Providence High School was toured by a group of elected officials, administrators and …

Ruggerio replaces Da Ponte with Conley as Senate Finance chair

PROVIDENCE — Two East Providence politicians were involved in a leadership shake-up with the departure of Theresa Paiva-Weed as State Senate president. Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, …

KMS to stage ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

A giant ogre, a faithful donkey, a beautiful princess and an assortment of well-known fairy tale characters will sing and dance their way across the Kickemuit Middle School stage this weekend. The …

From rural China to American entrepreneur

As a young child in rural China, Lei Nichols learned early about the relationship between food and medicine. Her grandmother would prepare soups rich with all-natural ingredients that also have …
Business
Featured home: Bristol condo is modern and convenient

Located in the Belvedere at Bristol condominuims is a stunning, renovated, historic cariage house with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Located in the heart of historic Bristol, the …

Obituaries
Pearle S. Perkins, 97, formerly of Bristol

Pearle S. Perkins, 97, passed away from natural causes at her home in W. Tisbury on Feb. 9, 2017. Born in Maroa, Illinois, on Feb. 26, 1919, she attended Illinois State Normal University, majoring …

Eleanor Atwater Byers, Little Compton

Emily Camara, 100, Bristol

Richard J. Barresi, 83, Westport

Thorsteinn Gislason, Bristol

Dennis Moniz, 86, Tiverton

Sports
Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Tiverton’s Alexandra McDonald won a bronze medal in Division II Women’s Foil at a regional fencing competition held St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Boston Fencing Club in Brighton, Mass.  The …

Portsmouth defeats Barrington in unified hoops (photos)

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

Barrington native earns college hoops honors

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

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

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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.