Riverside Renaissance Movement teams with CCRI on continuing education effort

EAST PROVIDENCE — Continuing its quest to enhance its section specifically, but the city in general as well, the Riverside Renaissance Movement is teaming up with the Community College of Rhode …

Eagles top Townies, Raiders, Tigers and Huskies

The Barrington High School girls' track team picked up four wins on Monday, defeating East Providence (117-13), Shea (150-0), Tolman (148-2), and Mt. Hope (128-22). Barrington's 4x100 and 4x400 …
Opinion
Letter: After your kids graduate, will you bolt from Barrington?

To the editor: An elected Barrington official recently crowed “this is democracy at work” smugly referring to the approval of the MS bond issue at the March FTM. It’s easy when …

Latest News

Portsmouth to state: Get rid of blue RhodeWorks signs

PORTSMOUTH — John Vitkevich now has an ally in his quest to get rid of all those “ugly” blue RhodeWorks signs in Portsmouth and the surrounding area: the Town Council. The …

Charges against East Providence teacher, coach dropped

EAST PROVIDENCE — The domestic violence charges against an East Providence School District teacher and long-time coach have been dropped, East Providence Police confirmed. Michael Solitro, a …

Team Spencer wins second Portsmouth history trivia contest

PORTSMOUTH — What do you know about Portsmouth History? The Portsmouth Historical Society posed this question to 32 participants who came out for a Portsmouth history trivia contest …

RI Heritage Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame today announced the selection of ten prominent Rhode Islanders for membership in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. The Hall …

Delekta’s getting out of prescription drug business

Warren’s last independent pharmacy will still serve up the best coffee cabinet around, but Delekta’s Pharmacy is getting out of the prescription drug business. Owner Eric Delekta confirmed …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …

Obituaries
Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla.  Peter was born in Warren in 1936 to Peter J.A. and Rebecca (Hamilton) Scott. Peter lived in …

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Eveline T. Ferreira, 73, Fall River

Rose Rossi, 81, formerly of Warren

Sports
Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the three teams competing in an Eastern Division golf match on an an overcast, chilly Monday afternoon, April 24, at Metacomet Country Club were making their initial …

‘Greatest runner ever’ from Bristol

Tigers best Durfee 8-2 in home opener

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Barrington native named All-American in gymnastics

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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Jim McGaw

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.