Portsmouth Police seek info on possible ‘brownie’ overdose

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Police are asking members of the public if they have any information regarding an incident Friday in which a local resident overdosed on “brownies” that …
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Sound off on Portsmouth’s waste disposal options Tuesday

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a public workshop Tuesday, Aug. 29, regarding future waste and recycling disposal options available to residents. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. in the …

Barrington police charge man with sex assault at beach

Barrington police charged a 19-year-old Pawtucket man with sexual assault-first degree stemming from an incident that took place at Barrington Town Beach in late July. Police said Luis D. Romero …

Body pulled from Brickyard Pond in Barrington

Barrington firefighters pulled a body out of Brickyard Pond on Sunday morning, Aug. 20.  According to police, there had been a call at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning for a missing person …

Dock death, Drug explosion, Heartwarming gesture, and More: East Bay top stories

Take a look back at some of the biggest stories from around the East Bay in the past week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. Man dies after accident on Prudence Island Ferry dock A …
Obituaries
Elaine L. Samson, 85, Bristol

Elaine L. Samson (Camara), 85, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Romeo J. Samson Sr., to whom she was married 59 years before his passing …

John H. Pacheco, 82, Tiverton

Kenneth F. Braz, 63, formerly of Tiverton

Michael J. Cafarella, 50, Little Compton

Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Things to do
An event to eclipse all others

Not making plans to view the solar eclipse next Monday because Rhode Island is not in the path of totality? That's kind of like not buying a lottery ticket unless the jackpot is over $100 million. …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

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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.