Eagle Scout employs lessons learned from house fire

Aaron Sousa was 14 and off to school on the morning of May 7, 2013 when a sudden fire tore through his family’s 89 Jillian Way home in Westport. The Sousa’s have since rebuilt on the same …
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Providence Country Day School lists third trimester honors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, …

Barrington land trust property plays key role for diamondback terrapins

After an alert couple rescued a turtle trapped amongst the speeding cars of County Road, they brought the female terrapin to the very people who are responsible for protecting these hard-shelled …

Tiverton voters choose 9 charter review winners

TIVERTON — Nine citizens won seats on the Tiverton Charter Review Commission in a town-wide election Tuesday. All nine were endorsed by the Tiverton Taxpayers Association.

UPDATE: Bristol Town Beach reopened after sewage closure

Bristol Town Beach has been closed to swimming due to a sewage leak, the town announced Tuesday morning. Town officials found a small leak in a sewer line near the parking area for the beach and …

Barrington's 10U Majors All Stars win district title

After a devastating 17-0 loss to Bristol one week earlier and against all odds the Barrington 10U All Stars beat Bristol on two consecutive days to win the 2017 District 2 Championship. On …
Business
Featured Home: Historic Rumford Victorian has modern amenities

Attractive, immaculate ans spacious, this well-built and cared for 1882 Victorian in the popular Rumford neighborhood in East Providence, has many updates while maintaining its period detail. The …

Obituaries
John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, of Jane Lane, passed away on July 15, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Lee M. Perry. Born in Newport, he was the son of the late John Henry and …

Gerald Anthony Mederos, 57, Bristol

Domenic M. Castigliego, 89, Bristol

Thomas Andrews Jr., 58, Warren

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

Marie Pirri, 82, Bristol

Opinion
Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

To the editor, Allow me to congratulate Peter Kilmartin on continuing the fine tradition of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office of stonewalling, obfuscation and the denial …

We will listen, to bring Tiverton together

Editorial: For monarchs' sake, spare the milkweed

Letter: Crime hits new low with flower basket, sign thefts

Letter: Citizen Fire Academy gives unique look inside department

Things to do
Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Bristol firefighters will be dousing each other instead of flames this weekend as the annual Firemen’s Field Day is scheduled Sunday. The annual firemen’s muster — scheduled for …

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

East Providence Heritage Fest 2017: 'A Townie Homecoming'

Memorial plaques unveiled as OLMC prepares for feast

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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.