Westport man sent to prison for DUI crash that killed grandmother

A Westport man will serve five to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the October 16, 2015, crash that claimed the life of a Dartmouth grandmother who was driving into Westport to buy fish …
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Westport: Hearing tonight on plan to create Dept. of Public Works

There will be a public hearing tonight, Monday, Sept. 26, regarding a proposed Special Town Meeting warrant item on a plan to establish a department of public works. The hearing is scheduled for 6 …

Voter registration deadline approaching

Sunday, Oct. 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the November election which will be held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the last day to apply for a General Election mail …

Federal loans to help quench drought losses

Businesses in Bristol affected by the summer drought are eligible for federal money to offset financial losses, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Tuesday. Federal Economic Injury …

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

The Sakonnet community will mark the end of the summer season by celebrating the time-honored Fisherman’s Ball on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Sakonnet Point Club from 6 to 10 p.m. The event, which is …

Huskies football dominates Coventry 25-6

The Mt. Hope Huskies football team dominated Coventry High School 25-6 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Quarterback Vincent Berretto led the Huskies attack, finding the endzone four times — …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island are unchanged this week, averaging $2.18 a gallon across the state for the second straight week, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.18 price is three cents below the …

House Hunt: Open houses scheduled around East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns across the East Bay Barrington 344 Sowams Road — Sunday, Sept. 25 1-3 p.m. Ranch, 3, 1, $369,000. Coldwell Banker, Maria …

Coffee, baked goods and more at Black Pear in Barrington

A black pear is an exotic and rare fruit, and became the inspiration for the name of a new farm-to-table restaurant in Barrington. Black Pear, located next to East Bay Oyster Bar (formerly …
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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Opinion
Letter: Power shift needed on Barrington council

To the editor: On Nov. 8, Barrington voters’ choices for town council will have a major impact on the future of our town. I urge all voters to pay close attention to the Candidates records …

Letter: Alliance helps give peace a chance

Letter: Auction, reception help ‘protect and improve’ the bay

Letter: Source of climate change in doubt

Speak-Out: 'Hoodlums' of Bristol, carpetbagging teachers

Police Report
Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Karen M. Chiaro, 63, of Roma Street in Bristol, was charged with domestic assault on Sept. 12. Kaitlin M. Martel, 24, of Hopeworth …

Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

Portsmouth Police respond 3 times to group home in same day

Police, residents unite to locate missing 5-year-old

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

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

Rally aims to encourage, celebrate addiction recovery

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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.