Portsmouth doubles fines for most parking violations

PORTSMOUTH — Be careful where you leave your car in town, because it will now cost you significantly more if you get a ticket. Following the recommendation of Police Chief Thomas F. …
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Skimming device found inside Barrington bank's ATM

An employee at the TD Bank on County Road in Barrington called police at about 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, after a skimming device was found inside the bank's ATM. A technician had been checking …

Bus access road will reduce run times in Barrington

Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore said the construction of a new bus access road at the high school will do more than just alleviate traffic congestion during morning drop-off and …

East Providence identify bicyclist killed in car accident

EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle on Willett Avenue in Riverside on Monday evening, Aug. 14. East Providence Police announced Tuesday …

Porsches, Porsches and more Porsches in Portsmouth (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — The SoBo (South Boston) Porsche Club brought its prized possessions to the Newport Car Museum on Sunday. Over 300 people came out to enjoy the spectacle of 60 Porsches …

Eight apply for Barrington school finance director job

The deadline to apply has passed and a special committee has started reviewing the applicants interested in becoming the Barrington School Department's next finance director. Barrington …
Business
Is Barrington business getting burned by new law?

Louis Del Sesto is dreading the arrival of Sept. 5. The owner of Ecig Shed on Maple Avenue said his business will be destroyed by the town council's new ordinance, which, in part, raises the …

Obituaries
E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

E. Howland (Ted) Bowen, 86, of Little Compton, died peacefully at home on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Predeceased by his wife Rosemary (Moore) Bowen, he was the father of five and grandfather of 12. …

Mary A. DeFusco, 98, Bristol

Edward R. Marshall, 80, formerly of Bristol

Rose M. Conti, 93, Bristol

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington

Frank F. Rosa Jr., 75, Little Compton

Sports
Runners and walkers flock to inaugural Mt. Hope Bridge Run (video)

Rainy skies cleared in time to welcome a sold-out field of 850 runners and walkers for the first Mt. Hope Bridge 5K Saturday morning. The race began promptly at 7:30 a.m., with one lane of the …

Eagles great selected for Hall of Fame

He's 'always on call' with Brown University sports

Little Compton to celebrate new rec field

Gallery: State champs LaSalle have strong East Bay ties

Opinion
Letter: You can help decide Westport's future

To the editor:  The Westport Community Preservation Committee invites all interested parties to attend our September 14 meeting at 7:10 pm on the second floor of the Town Hall. A public …

Letter: LCACT's job is land preservation, not overseeing parking lots

Letter: In response to errors and faulty reasoning

Letter: 'Taxation without representation' raises its ugly head again

Letter: I do not support tax relief based on age

Things to do
Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

The Wood Street neighborhood, once the hub of economic activity in Bristol, is undergoing a continual facelift, and local businesses are inviting the public to come check out the progress. Mosaico …

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

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

de Perla troupe performs ‘The Ladies Society Attempts a Murder’

‘the looff’ arts festival continues to grow in stature

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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.