Warren votes on marijuana growers tonight

The head of the Warren Town Council said he has questions over whether legalizing the growing of medical marijuana within the town’s borders will help the town financially, and whether an ordinance …
BHS leader named 'Principal of the Year'
"Hurley! Hurley! Hurley!" The chant filled the Barrington High School gymnasium as students and teachers awaited the arrival of … Read More
Westport baseball team struggles during latest stretch of games
After starting the season strong, going 2-1 over their first three games, the Westport baseball team has struggled as of late with a … Read More
Warren police logs: Two charged in theft of road signs
Monday, April 16A man complained that someone sideswiped his car on Main Street.Police got a call about a man in a hooded sweatshirt … Read More
Discuss Westport’s budget at a public session Saturday
All are invited to discuss Annual Town Meeting matters in a setting less formal than Town Meeting, which is coming up on Tuesday, … Read More
Gallery: Rumford Towers Talent Show
EAST PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, April 22,, The Rumford Towers Variety Show was put on by the Rumford Towers Residents Association with … Read More
Mt. Hope student ‘dies’ in mock crash
Mt. Hope High School student Liam Bullard only had about 10 minutes to live when when his cell phone buzzed in class Thursday … Read More
Ag Trust seals 63-acre land deal near Commons
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was … Read More
Affordable housing on the Commons?
LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little … Read More
Volvo Ocean Race: Locked in and heading north
The Volvo Ocean Race teams were practically neck and neck in Leg 8 on Thursday with the seven crews jostling for position as they … Read More
Obituaries
Agnes E. O’Brien, 99, East Providence

Agnes E. O’Brien (Tullson), 99, wife of the late John F. O’Brien, died on April 24, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Alma (Quist) …

Maria da Conceicao Cabral, 97, of Bristol

Maria Eduarda Braga, 77, of Bristol

Opinion
Letter: Support Tiverton local voter rights Readers of these pages have seen several letters reflecting the ongoing concerns that the Town Council is preparing to block Tiverton voters from voting on charter amendment proposals recommended by …
Editorial: Water study good for now and future Water. Its importance to the quality of life in Westport cannot be overstated. For the thousands of homes and businesses fed by private wells, there is no resource more important than a …
Letter: Westport nurse position needs to be fully funded I am very disappointed with the position the Finance Committee has adopted with regards to the hiring of a replacement town nurse. With the retirement of the nurse at the end of the last fiscal year, …
Sports
Gallery: EPHS Softball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School softball team took a break from Division I regular season play last weekend to host North Smithfield in a non-league game. The Townies easily …
Bayside YMCA Stingrays place at regionals The Bayside YMCA Stingrays competed at the YMCA New England Championship held recently at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.   There were more than 60 YMCA teams from across New England that competed at …
Barrington volleyball bounces back, defeats Johnston The Barrington High School boys volleyball team improved to 3-3 after defeating Johnston 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18) on Monday night, April 23.  Barrington's Tyler Prates finished the game with …

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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.