Parents: Vaping plagues Barrington High bathrooms
Long gone are the days of smoking in the boy’s room at Barrington High School. The new trend is vaping in the boy’s room. And … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for domestic assault, DUI, cyberstalking
From Dec. 4 to Dec. 10, Bristol police officers responded to dozens of calls and made nine arrests. Below is a roundup of activity for … Read More
Tree huggers abound as Christmas draws near
“You’ve gotta love trees and people to be in this business,” Frank Fales said as he secured a seven-foot Fraser to the car roof … Read More
More Local News
Committee gets update on new East Providence High School plans
EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of its ongoing effort to adhere to state guidelines for the potential construction of a new high school, … Read More
Burned but not beaten, resident vows to rebuild
Sam Abram revisited his Bowden Avenue home on Friday afternoon. The longtime resident used crutches while navigating the rooms, … Read More
Task Force proposals could directly affect new East Providence High School effort
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island School Building Task Force, co-chaired by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Education … Read More
High school students stage Miss Charity, for charity
Mt. Hope High School students Madison Rodriques and Sloan Simpson organized and produced the school’s first-ever Miss Charity … Read More
New restaurant planned for former McBlarney's site in Warren
The former owner of the Tuscan Tavern at 632 Metacom Ave. plans to open up a new restaurant on the site, following the closure of … Read More
Westport zoners allow tight squeeze addition to pond-front house
The Zoning Board Appeals wrestled with but ultimately approved last week an addition to a waterfront house on South Watuppa Pond in … Read More
Obituaries
Jane P. Cabot, 87, Little Compton

Jane P. Cabot, 87, of Little Compton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Nelson Cabot. A lifelong Little Compton resident, Jane …

Ferdinand DeRensis, 95, Barrington

William M. Hatzell, 62, Warren

Doris I. Drapeau, 93, Tiverton

MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, of Florida

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Police
Portsmouth Police charge 2 with threatening public officials PORTSMOUTH — In separate incidents on Tuesday, Dec. 12, police charged two men with making threats to public officials. The first took place around 5:30 p.m., when Antonio P. Vieira, …
Head-on collision leads to drunk driving arrest in Bristol A 39-year-old Bristol resident was arrested for drunk driving after slamming his gray Volvo into another car and injuring its female driver just after midnight on Sunday morning. The accident …
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press release issued Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, the East Providence, …
Opinion
Letter: Forshee grossly misinformed on cats and coyotes To the editor:For the woman who has written letters about coyote vs cat and thinks the cat should not be preyed upon due to her neglegence, should get themselves educated on being a responsible pet …
Letter: In response to the right of way article... To the editor:  As for the “right of way” road problem between Fales Ave. and Chachapacasset, there should never have been any problem or question at all.   According to …
Letter: Mr. Sangiuliano is an important part of Hampden Meadows Muses To the editor: I was reading the article you wrote about us, and it was amazing! I am still extremely happy that you took the time to interview us. But I noticed that you did not mention Mr. …
Letter: Bristol Council is hiding solar talks behind closed doors A disturbing trend, in my opinion, is the frequent usage by the Bristol Town Council of “Request for Executive Session Pursuant to RIGL 42-46-5 (a) (5),” and sometimes more than once in a …

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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.