New policy to help first responders save more lives

When a Bristol resident’s heart stops and he or she is on the verge of death, it will now take Bristol Rescue personnel more than a half-hour to take the person from their home and head to the …

Bristol Council votes to more than double non-profits' mooring fees

Non-profit sailing schools that educate the next generation of sailors in boating-centric Bristol may soon be paying more than double the price to moor their small crafts in Bristol Harbor, after the …
Opinion
Editorial: Burrs Hill repatriation a long time coming

Centuries after they buried their loved ones on a small hill overlooking what would become known as the Kickemuit River, Burr’s Hill stands today as not only a park and concert venue but, …

Latest News

East Providence council denies Kirby reappointment

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 21, the East Providence City Council seemingly penned its final chapter in a long-simmering drama while at the same time the body kept the book …

Retired director embodied 'service above self'

After more than 42 years as Barrington’s civil defense director, Victor Teixeira has retired. Mr. Teixeira began as civil defense director in 1974 and served under three different town …

State Supreme Court

The fight over millions in disputed local education funds heads to the Rhode Island Supreme Court early next month, when attorneys for Warren and Bristol are scheduled to make arguments on March …

Warren police logs: Several domestic assault cases

Monday, Feb. 13 Police got a call about a man walking erratically on Market Street. A caller from Market Street reported hearing a loud “zap” around the time of a power surge in the …

Free tuition an ‘investment’ in state’s future: Gov’s office

In today’s changing world, a high school diploma is not enough to secure sustainable employment into the future. At least some college education is critical, and therefore should be part of the …
Business
Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …

Obituaries
C. Gene Davis, 74, formerly of Bristol

C. Gene “Hot Road” Davis, 74, of Warren, passed away on Feb. 19, 2017 at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Center. He was the husband of Barbara (Cameron) Davis.   Born in …

Eudora Ann Gustafson, 66, Bristol

Rosa Perry, 93, Bristol

Joseph F. Bruno, 85, Bristol

Martha Cabral, 77, Bristol

George J. Sniezek Jr, 65, Tiverton

Sports
New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Barrington High School and the Barrington Booster Club announce that tickets are now on sale for an awards dinner to honor the sixth class of the Barrington High School Athletic Hall of Fame. …

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Mt. Hope gymnasts win Division II State Championship

Portsmouth boys cruise to 76-48 win on senior night

East Providence boys and girls triumph in hoops doubleheader

Opinion
Letter: Jacob's Point is for the birds — Purple Martins, that is

To the editor:When the Purple Martins (a unique type of swallow with a shrinking habitat) return to the East Bay this Spring, they will find a new home available to them. The Warren Land Conservation …

Letter: Current wastewater funding scheme unfair to all of Warren

Letter: Bristol Town Council approves tax on Bristol visitors

Letter: Hey Barrington School Committee, are you listening?

Remembering the extraordinary Ros Bosworth

Things to do
Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

The chill in the air can only mean one thing at Coggeshall: Maple sugaring season is about to start. Visitors are invited to bundle up and join Coggeshall staff as they showcase historic methods …

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Sea to Table Tasting

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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.