Dressing the stars

TIVERTON — Emily Taradash was raised on a horse farm on Neck Road in Tiverton, her life now consists of a full immersion in theater. She designs costumes for performers in Warwick's Ocean State Theater (Ocean State or OST) productions — shows like "Victor Victoria," a musical that has just finished its run, and the upcoming [and now cancelled, see update] "Shrek" (July), and "Clue" (August), and "Titanic" (September).

School bond spurs outburst at Barrington town meeting

Barrington Town Moderator Julia Califano was moving quickly through the municipal budget line items during Wednesday night's financial town meeting, until she reached "debt service." That's when …
Opinion
Letter: A true coincidence in a Barrington neighborhood

To the editor: I never write letters to the editor. However, this story is one I have long wanted to tell.  One day, approximately twenty years ago, I was outside my home when I said to my …

More Local News

Breaking down the budget votes in Barrington

A financial town meeting boils down to votes, and in Barrington on Wednesday night, the votes were lopsided. On two straight tallies, taxpayers overwhelmingly voted to support increases to the …

Tiverton council names McGreevy town administrator

By Tom Killin Dalglish tdalglish@eastbaynewspapers.com TIVERTON — Tiverton has a new town administrator. He is Paul E. McGreevy, 57, of Newport, and he starts with the town on Monday, …

‘Dream team’ of farmers takes root in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — This town may have lost hundreds of acres of working farms over the years, but it just gained a whopper of one off Jepson Lane.

Barrington schools celebrate win at financial town meeting

Barrington taxpayers voted overwhelmingly to restore the school district's initial request for a $1.2 million increase at Wednesday night's financial town meeting. A crowd of more than 500 people …

Stanfield pleads guilty to 2015 East Providence Mother’s Day murder

PROVIDENCE — The perpetrator in the murder of a city woman on Mother’s Day 2015 acknowledged guilt and accepted a life sentence during proceedings Wednesday morning, May 24, in Superior …
Business
The matriarchs of hair

"The state inspector who licensed us, he said we would never last, five women owning a business together," said Jo Ann Pasqual, a comment that elicits a good laugh among Pasqual and her partners …

Obituaries
Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, Warren

Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, of Riverview Street, Warren, passed away on May 21, 2017. Born in Villa Franca, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Jose Esperito Santo Araujo and Maria Sofia …

Carl E. Harper, 78, Warren

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Brian Daniels, 35, Bristol

Sports
Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Portsmouth High varsity softball team had an 8-3 lead as they came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning against Johnston Monday …

Mt. Hope student among state’s ‘Golden Dozen’

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Photos: Olympic swimmer stops by Bayside YMCA

Opinion
Letter: Beauty business is entrepreneurial incubator

Turning to page 1 of East Bay Life and seeing the celebration of Caboret Salon made me smile. It was so nice to see not only a successful business being celebrated in the paper, but a women owned …

Letter: Funding issues put old cemetery at risk

Letter: Education is Barrington’s industry; we must invest in it

Letter: Vote Rosengard for committee on appropriations

Letter: Committee on appropriations is important to town politics

Things to do
Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

For the third straight year, the Westport Elementary/Macomber Schoool Parent Teacher Organization has issued a Tough Kids Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place Sunday, June 4 starting at …

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

‘A Chorus Line’

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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.