Funk, rock and groove take center stage ay Fourth Concert Series Monday

The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Monday night with a New England groove band making their Bristol, followed by a Concert Series veterans Northeast Traffic. Blue Light Bandits Monday, …

Warren Athletics win Little League Minor Division Championship

The Warren Athletics won the Warren Little League Minor Division Championship at Jannitto Field Thursday night, sweeping the Nationals in a two out of three series that was closer than the 2-0 result …
Opinion
Letter: Join us July 4 to celebrate true spirit of Independence Day

To the editor: I would like to invite the general public to remember what the holiday on July 4 is really all about. It's not about cookouts, parades, or fireworks. It's about "life, liberty, and …

More Local News

Tiverton taxpayers’ group endorses nine for charter review

In a pair of press releases issued Friday, the Tiverton Taxpayers Association (TTA) and its Political Action Committee (PAC) released statements and endorsements regarding the July 18 election for …

Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Morikawa claims 56th playing of Northeast Amateur

EAST PROVIDENCE — Collin Morikawa does not like to pay much attention to the various services that compile rankings of the best amateur golfers in the world. That could change after what he did over the last four days …

Swing to the oldies in Independence Park Saturday

Swing to the oldies Saturday night as the Fourth of July Concert Series resumes at Independence Park. The following bands arew scheduled to perform Saturday: The Patterson Smith Rashid Quartet …

Police arrest suspect in East Providence stabbing incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — The suspect in a slightly bizarre stabbing case in city has been arrested by East Providence Police, Detective Lieutenant Raymond Blinn said in a statement. A homeless man, …
Business
Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

Obituaries
Carl L. Romano, 96, Warren

Carl L. Romano, 96, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of Rhode Island. He was the husband of the late Helen (Haber) Romano. Born in Bristol, RI, a son of the …

Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, Bristol

James P. DeCastro, 63, Bristol

Naomi E. 'Betty' McManus, 75, of Acton, Mass.

Eleanor P. Simons, 92, Little Compton

Viola C. Marino, 92, Warren

Sports
Golf tournament to fund higher education

Thousands of dollars have benefitted dozens of students over the years, and the Michael J. Mercurio Scholarship Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament aims for more when golfers tee off in a couple …

Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Mt. Hope lacrosse player is All American

Opinion
Letter: Support for farm animal protection bill

To the editor: I’ve been a veterinarian for 10 years, and I take my duty to protect animals from cruelty very seriously. That’s why I’m proud to support House Bill 6023, …

Letter: Mr. Douglas should resign from appropriations

Speak-Out: ‘Suspicious’ characters, attention for soap box winner

Letter: Together, we can disarm hate

Letter: Votes should have taken place at polls, not high school gym

Things to do
Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim, scheduled for this morning, Saturday, June 24, has been cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. The Coalition and safety personnel …

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Detroit Breakdown, Gerry Grimo headline Concert Series Friday

View Purple Martins at Pic-Wil on Saturday

Classics featured Thursday at Fourth of July Concert Series

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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.