Portsmouth does a ‘Lap of Love’ to support fire victims

PORTSMOUTH — “This is a surprise,” said Aimee Sweeney as she motioned over to a group of local firefighters gathered in front of the Common Fence Point Improvement Association …
East Providence’s Ogunronbi wins boys’ long jump state title
PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School contingent produced an individual winner Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, in the annual … Read More
Portsmouth’s Nikki Merrill wins 2 races at state indoor track meet
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School junior Nikki Merrill capped off an impressive season with two victories in the Rhode Island … Read More
Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles
Over half of the donated oars and paddles — the older and more weatherbeaten the better, have been painted and decorated by top area … Read More
Obituaries
Sarah Joy Medina, 35, of Bristol

Sarah Joy Medina, 35, of Evergreen Drive passed away on Feb. 1, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Connie (Almeida) Silva and the late Anthony …

Sandra Vera Tolley (Butterworth), 76, formerly of Bristol

Nancy J. Jenkins, 88, formerly of Westport

Helping military families is mission for local landscaper
For Stacy Bruno, her landscaping and snow removal business is all about paying tribute to active deployed and military veterans like … Read More
Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here
Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed … Read More
Bella Mente Racing back for more from New England Boatworks
Famed ocean racer Hap Fauth liked the job done by New England Boatworks on his last maxi racers enough that he has returned to the … Read More
No rubbish collection changes in East Providence for Presidents Day holiday
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence Public Works Department would like to remind all residents that Presidents Day, … Read More
Gunfire rings out in Tiverton schools during 'active shooter' drill
TIVERTON — First at the high school, later at Fort Barton Elementary, School, police cruisers and ambulances swarmed in from the … Read More
Sypole is Warren’s Citizen of the Year
Volunteer Warren founder Jill Sypole is Warren’s Citizen of the Year for 2017.The Coomer Avenue resident, who founded Volunteer … Read More
Police
Barrington students told to avoid vaping The overhead slide showed an image of brightly colored computer thumb-drives, and another slide showed two asthma inhalers. But the speaker pacing in front of Barrington High School's freshmen …
Bristol officers make busts for DUI, parties, drinking Bristol police officers broke up a house party that led to four arrests, nabbed two women for allegedly driving drunk, and charged a young adult with urinating in public. Following is a synopsis of …
Portsmouth Police charge 4 with assault in separate incidents PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Amber D. Andreozzi, 41, of 2269 East Main Road, was charged with …
Opinion
Letter: Our state budget must protect the vulnerable To the editor: As legislators, we must treat each taxpayer dollar with the utmost respect, seeking to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency. That is our responsibility as elected officials. As …
Letter: We are fiscal conservatives and we support new Westport school To the editor: We are writing in support of the new middle-high school proposal in Westport and want to urge our friends and neighbors to vote yes on February 27.   We know thaat we are not …
Letter: Westport's fine educators need facilities to match To the editor: I have been following the process for the new school building project in Westport and based on comments that I’ve heard, I feel the need to respond. Coming out of eighth grade, I …
Letter: New school debt can set Westport on downward spiral To the editor: Passions are running high on the new Westport school ballot initiative, engaged citizens are listening and reading, debating with each other, and meeting in small and large groups …
Sports
Tiverton's Molly Little scores twice for Denver  Sophomore midfielder Molly Little of Tiverton contributed two goals in the University of Denver’s (Big East) opening day 12-9 upset win over Stanford (Pac 12) on Sunday. It was Little’s first …
Eagles top Titans in wrestling, tie Warriors The Barrington High School wrestling team defeated Toll Gate 36-33 and tied the Tolman/Shea/Central Falls co-op team during two dual meets on Tuesday night, Feb. 13. Against Toll Gate, Barrington …
Valiant comeback bid falls short for Wildcats; a senior salute WESTPORT — A gritty comeback effort was not enough to undo a slow start and some cold free throw shooting as the Westport boys basketball team fell 54-46 Friday evening on the Wildcats’ home …

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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.