Faria signals opposition to East Providence manager move

EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 4 councilman Brian Faria offered up a stern rebuttal to the recent comments made by his Ward 3 counterpart Joe Botelho in regards to the possible reinstatement of fired …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …
Remembering the extraordinary Ros Bosworth

Over the years, I’ve experienced the loss of many close friends and relatives, but recently, when I got word that my former employer and mentor, Roswell S. Bosworth Jr., had died while …

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Hearing on Portsmouth solar farm must start from scratch

A hearing on a large-scale solar farm off Jepson Lane came to a screeching halt last Thursday when the developer revealed a issue with the process of notifying abutters to the …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

The chill in the air can only mean one thing at Coggeshall: Maple sugaring season is about to start. Visitors are invited to bundle up and join Coggeshall staff as they showcase historic methods …

School bond, start time costs loom for FTM voters

The superintendent wants to stay positive. Michael Messore, the top administrator for Barrington schools, said he prefers to think about a "yes" vote at the upcoming special financial town …

Bristol Police: Knife-wielding man, boat theft

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Feb. 6 and Feb. 12: Monday, Feb. 6 A resident on Siegel Street called police at 7 a.m. because the neighbors upstairs were …

Bellichick’s V Rings headed here; RWU sailor honored

It hasn’t arrived yet — snow postponed that last week — but Brad Read says he already knows a few things about the latest addition to the Sail Newport fleet. It’s seaworthy, it is in …
House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 8 Woodbine Ave. — Sunday, Feb. 19, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $439,000. Residential …

Eileen Oliveira, 79, Tiverton

Eileen (DeMoura) Oliveira, 79, of 164 Furey Ave., Tiverton, formrly of Fall River, died on Satuday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Heatherwood Nursing & Subacute Nursing Home. Newport, after a long batlle with …

Yvonne R. Goyette, 78, Westport

Alan Taylor Manchester, Westport Harbor

Paul L. Bolduc, 65, Tiverton

Francois Levay deWolf, 85, Bristol

Patrick Dubois, 73, Bristol

Portsmouth boys cruise to 76-48 win on senior night

PORTSMOUTH — Led by 11 points from James Reilly on senior night, Portsmouth defeated a winless Juanita Sanchez, 76-49, Friday night at Portsmouth High School. After a slow start to …

East Providence boys and girls triumph in hoops doubleheader

KMS wrestlers are state champs

Portsmouth Abbey wrestlers are EIL champs

Huskies hoopsters fall to Tiverton

Letter: Dispose of e-waste responsibly at Mount Hope Farm

To the editor, This Saturday, Feb. 18, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the “Farmers Market” at Mount Hope Farm will be collecting your E-Waste (anything with a plug). This …

Speak-Out: ’Sniffing’ joints in Bristol bars

Editorial: Pedestrians' lives matter

Love Warren? Keep it local

Letter: School start time data is already available

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In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

WESTPORT — The Westport High School auditorium stage will be transformed to a warm, wonderful (except for one scary water witch) world beneath the sea this Thursday and Friday evening as Westport …

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Sea to Table Tasting

East Bay Restaurant Week March 14-23

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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.