'Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime'

If an old adage is true, a couple dozen new amateur quahoggers will be eating well for the rest of their lives. About 35 residents from around Rhode Island and Massachusetts gathered by the shore …
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State Police arrest East Providence man on drug charges

SCITUATE — The State Police have arrested an East Providence man for possessing large quantities of fentanyl pills and cocaine with the intent to deliver. In a statement issued Wednesday …

Barrington All Stars eliminated from district tourney

The Barrington 9-10 Minors All Star team's run through the District 2 tournament came to an end on Friday night in Rumford.  Playing in the elimination bracket finals, Barrington trailed …

Sinkhole stalls traffic on New Meadow Road

Workers from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation were examining a sinkhole that opened up on New Meadow Road in Barrington just north of Temple Habonim on Tuesday morning, July 25. It …

Woman removes dogs from vehicle, argument ensues

What would you do if you saw two dogs struggling to stay cool inside a hot car? Last week a Barrington woman decided to remove the dogs from the vehicle and put them inside her air-conditioned car …

Westport residents come out to reflect on animal abuse

Westport and area residents came out to reflect on and stop animal abuse, one year after 1400 animals were found living in brutal conditions on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. Five speakers …
Business
Is Portsmouth's Island Park trending upward?

PORTSMOUTH — Island Park is in Mike Macfarlane’s blood. His grandparents met at the old dance hall at Cashman’s Amusement Park before the 1938 Hurricane blew it all …

Obituaries
Alice Lillian Marabello, 98, Bristol

Alice Lillian Marabello, 98, of Libby Lane, passed away on July 19, 2017 at Kent County Hospital. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Filomena (Antinucci) Marabello, and …

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

Pasquale S. Pezzullo, 88 Bristol

Robert L. Thornsbury, 82, Tiverton

Gisela Waltraud Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of Barrington

Walter E. Cotter, 104, of Barrington

Sports
Bridge run gives racers chance to cross historic Mt. Hope Bridge

Despite a ban on pedestrians on the Mt. Hope Bridge, local residents and visitors routinely trudge up to the top of the bridge to take in the breath-taking view, only to be escorted off by the police …

South Kingstown sends Riverside home from state All-Star tourney

Riverside Stars fall in Major Baseball state tourney opener

Barrington All Stars open state tourney with win

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Opinion
Letter: Bristol must improve recycling to reduce costs

In the spring of this year, my father and I had the privilege of visiting Washington, DC, to view the monuments and all thew city has to offer. This was only possible through the generosity of many …

Letter: Let Tiverton planners know your opinion about town plan changes

Letter: Little Compton Summer Art Show — arts are alive and well here

Letter: Doctor gives back to community with free clinic

Letter: Good samaritans come to aid of fallen woman

Things to do
Lipizzan Stallions return to Bristol

It's been many years since their last visit, but Lipizzan Stallions will be pulling into Bristol on August 2 in preparation for a series of four performances next weekend, August 5 and 6.They belong …

Driving skills brought to life for area teens

Rare war horses trot into Bristol next weekend

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

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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.