Portsmouth Police will be asked to investigate voter fraud complaint

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Board of Canvassers has found “sufficient evidence” of a single case of voter fraud here during the Nov. 8 election and will ask local police to …

East Providence school committee appears ready to offer superintendent an extension

EAST PROVIDENCE — All signs indicate the school committee soon plans on offering East Providence superintendent Kathryn Crowley an extension to her current contract and that she will accept. The …
Just say no to fake news

November is a dark month for baseball fans. It’s too early to talk about spring training and the hot stove isn’t even warm—there’s just not that much to say right now. Rather …

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Guerrilla decorators drape Water Street in light

Armed with solar-powered Christmas lights, ladders, cider and a staple gun, a small group of guerrilla decorators spread out across Water Street Thursday night, leaving light and holiday spirit in …

Portsmouth canvassers to decide on alleged voter fraud today

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Board of Canvassers is expected to make a decision today, Dec. 2, on whether to pursue any criminal action against a local resident involving a possible case of …

Chorus of East Providence readies holiday concerts

The ChoruS of East Providence will perform its annual seasonal concert, this year titled “Home for the Holidays,” with special guest star Bill Harley on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, in the …

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, DUI, cocaine possession

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Weldon Corey Oblenis, 38, of 7 Munro Ave., Warren, was charged with violating a no contact order Nov. 21. Alicia Elizabeth …

Little Compton Council nixes vineyard entertainment license

LITTLE COMPTON — The standing room only crowd in the Town Council Chambers Thursday, Nov. 17, burst into applause when the unanimous vote was taken.. The council, at its annual licensing hearing, had just voted in favor of Council President Robert Mushen's motion to "deny without prejudice" — until certain "issues" could be resolved —an entertainment license applied for by Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard (CSV).
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 88 Rumstick Road — $420,000 107 Ferry Lane — $287,500 306 Rumstick Road — …

Edmund L. Alves, 90, of Bristol

Edmund L. Alves of Bristol, RI passed away on October 27, 2016. He was three weeks and three days shy of reaching the ripe old age of 90. We think he did it on purpose so everyone will always be …

Priscilla Church

Marjorie A. Hilton, 87, Marco Island, Florida, Little Compton

Vincenza 'Lee' Mangiaratti, 91, of Attleboro

M. Elaine Dolan, of Barrington

Nancy C. Aroche, 69, of Barrington

It's time to shape up the R.I. Board of Elections

I have a soft spot for the Rhode Island Board of Elections. My father was on it at the time of his death. Then-Governor Dennis J. Roberts appointed my mother to fill out his term of office. I …

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Letter: A fond farewell to Mount Hope Farm

Ho hum! Business as usual

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Downtown Bristol to be bathed in sea of color

If it doesn’t already, it will certainly begin to look a lot like Christmas this weekend, when downtown Bristol is bathed in colorful lights after Saturday’s Grand Illumination. The …

Flashback in downtown Warren

Sakonnet holiday celebration begins this weekend

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth

Chorus to celebrate final ‘Bristol Christmas’

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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.