Despite drought, hopes high at cranberry farm

TIVERTON — The news has been full of reports predicting a tough year for cranberry growers but optimism is the word at Tiverton’s only cranberry bogs. “Our berries are looking really good so …
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Little Compton school candidate forum is Oct. 4

LITTLE COMPTON — The Wilbur & McMahon Parent, Student, Teacher Association will hold a forum on Tuesday, October 4, at the Little Compton Community Center for candidates running for School …

East Providence's Kent Heights Elementary is named "National Blue Ribbon School'

EAST PROVIDENCE — U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced Wednesday, Sept. 28, Kent Heights Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Kent Heights …

Fall Fair raises funds for Guiteras

Students bounced in the bounce house, painted their faces and played “musical cakes” while their parents shopped among local vendors Saturday all to raise money for Guitars School The …

Celebrating the road to recovery

The Bristol Health Equity Zone hosted its first Recovery Rally on Town Common Saturday from noon-3 p.m., aiming to encourage those going through the addiction recovery process and help others just …

Barrington hires new town manager

Jim Cunha, a longtime officer in the U.S. Navy, will serve as the next town manager for Barrington. On Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, members of the town council voted to offer the position to Mr. …

Crash on I-195 in Westport takes three lives

Three people were killed in a fiery crash on Route 195 in Westport Wednesday morning. Massachusetts State Police say the 8:12 a.m. crash involved two vehicles and happened between exits 9 and 10 …

Warren police logs: Dog locked in van was OK

Monday, Sept. 19 Brennan C. Fisher, 26, of Providence, was charged with disorderly conduct/indecent exposure after police got a call just before 3:30 p.m. that a man was urinating on Makret …

Tonight's forum focuses on proposed new middle school in Barrington

Barrington Middle School teacher Kelly Polando stood inside the technology room and shared some bad news with the superintendent, the principal and the director of finance and …
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Opinion
Letter: Thanks for helping unload all the pumpkins

To the editor: St. John's Church extends an enormous thank you to the members of the community who helped unload pumpkins on Sunday. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, East Bay Rowers, BHS FBLA and NHS …

Letter: Why I’m voting for Jason Knight

Heckert’s letter was an insult to property owners

Statement (Heckert): Improved parking crucial to a thriving downtown

Letter: A steep price for start time change in Barrington

Police Report
BB gun bandit is on the loose in Barrington

Police in Barrington are on the look-out for a BB gun bandit, after two more people were victimized by well-aimed BBs last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, an official from the East Bay Mental Health …

Bristol Police: Crying child, egged car, suspicious man, and more

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

Things to Do
'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

“Beowulf” is a blast! Now, that sentence may seem incredulous to anyone who had to slog through the saga as part of freshman English required reading; but at Trinity Rep, trust me, …

Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

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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.