Police, drug-sniffing K-9 units to sweep Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — Citing the “proliferation of illegal substances, such as marijuana and other controlled substances among young people,” Portsmouth High School Principal Joseph …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …
Opinion
Letter: Selective budget stats undermine town, schools

To the editor: Oh, the outrage! Mr. Caron (one of the "Katzenjammer kids?”) in his recent letter purports to speak for the budget committee. No doubt some members would demur.  His use of …

Latest News

Tiverton's Essex Llbrary sells for $395,000

TIVERTON — Tiverton's historic Essex Library will pass into private ownership on Tuesday, May 16. That is the date when the much-debated sale of the property will close. The sale price, …

Crowd visits Tiverton casino site in woods

[Updated] TIVERTON — An official site visit by the Tiverton Planning Board to the future Twin River Casino location in north Tiverton Saturday afternoon drew a crowd of 66 town officials and members of the public, that descended into the woods over a stone and gravel construction road to see what was there.

Tiverton ends contract with town planner

TIVERTON — Marc Rousseau, who has served as town planner since February 2015, is leaving town service effective April 28. The Town Council, following an executive session on April 12, …

Remains of missing East Providence man found in North Attleboro

NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. — The human remains found in a wooded area in the town earlier this month have officially been identified as those of an East Providence man reported missing for well over a …

Bristol Police: Playground vandalism, runaway car, party at the bridge

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between April 10 and April 16: Monday, April 10 A truck was broken into on Metacom Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Nothing was reported …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …

Obituaries
Rita S. Stratton, 87, Tiverton

Rita S. (Brooder) Boissonneau Stratton, 87 of Tiverton, passed away on April 18, 2017.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late John and Blanche (Giasson) Brooder.  Rita had worked …

V. Carlisle Smith, 94, summered in Little Compton

Elizabeth A. Thompson, 90, Little Compton

Edmond Burke Nugent, 89, formerly of Barrington

Janice Rae Gundersen, 87, formerly of Barrington

Emily Fortin, 91, Bristol

Sports
Tigers best Durfee 8-2 in home opener

Tiverton earned its first win of the young baseball season by an 8-2 score over Durfee High School in a non-league game at Tiverton Friday afternoon. Mason Farias had two hits and drove in four of …

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Barrington native named All-American in gymnastics

Gallery: East Providence High School boys' tennis

Gallery: East Providence High School softball

Opinion
Letter: Read the fine print before buying home in this Tiverton neighborhood

To the editor: I live in an over-55 gated community. When you drive through the gate, you see a nice club house and well kept gardens. The  club house houses a well kept and large swimming pool …

Speak-Out: Illegal immigrants, patriotic plates, cocaine in the bathroom

General treasurer has innovative plans

Around the bases again in Pawtucket

Letter: Barrington resident and Times need to check facts

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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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.