Westport voters approve new police station, agri-tourism bylaw

Westport Town Meeting voters were unanimous Tuesday evening in their approval of a new police station to be built with up to $8.5 million worth of borrowing. There was much more debate, however, …
Arbor Day planting in East Providence honors Saveory

EAST PROVIDENCE — A special dedication took place during a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the Waddington Elementary School in Riverside as part of the city's annual Arbor Day …

Portsmouth picks picture-perfect pooches

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve heard of vanity plates. How about vanity dog tags? Apparently, local dog owners are just as eager to secure a low number for their pets’ licenses as are …

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Ramos among Raimondo's nominees to State Board of Elections

PROVIDENCE — Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Diane Mederos and Dr. Isadore "Izzy" Ramos to the Rhode Island Board of Elections. Raimondo will submit their names to …

Two elderly Barrington residents too smart for scam

An elderly Barrington resident received a call on Monday, April 25 from someone who said the resident's granddaughter had been arrested while in Miami and needed money for bail. The local …

Mount Hope Farm shuts gates after bump in trespassing, fires

An increase in bonfires and trespassers at Mount Hope Farm has caused the management to close the gates at 6 p.m. every night. The gates had previously been left open at all hours so that residents could responsibly enjoy the privately-owned property.

Touch-a-Truck in Portsmouth this Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck event is on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Park. Admission is $3 per person for the …

Kicked by kids, injured pigeon on the mend

A young male pigeon is on its way back to health after it was saved from several young boys who were spotted kicking and spitting at it last Tuesday afternoon. Kristen Fletcher, the executive …

An untold tale of heroism discovered in Barrington

In late March, Louis Santelli buried his older brother, Eugene, up at the Maria del Campo Cemetery off Barrington Avenue.  Eugene had died in January, two weeks short of his 96th …
Breaking news: Gallison to resign Tuesday

Gallison to resign Tuesday amid state, federal and police probes

House Finance Chairman and Bristol Democrat Ray Gallison will resign his state representative seat tomorrow as news of a law enforcement probe broke this evening.

Twin River (Tiverton) reacts to Brockton casino rejection

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission last week rejected a proposal to build a casino in Brockton. At the same time, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has begun construction of a resort casino in …
Obituaries
Evelyn B. Rapoza, 81, Tiverton

Evelyn B. (Rossoni) Rapoza, 81, of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2016, at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife the late Lionel S. Rapoza.  Born in Worcester, …

Peter J. Lang, 54, Little Compton

Paul A. Borges, 72, Little Compton

Jane P. Mello, 64, Bristol

Joseph R. Loiselle, 80, Orleans, Ma.

Thomas B. Andrade, Bristol

Eileen R. (Michael) Guercia, Bristol

Paul D’Allesandro, 67, Warren

Robert Hazlett, Bristol

Margaret H. “Peg” Brady, 87, Portsmouth

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Opinion
Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

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Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

"I'm on a 'perma-tour', a tour that never ends," says Caroline Cotter, a folk singer-songwriter who was raised on the East Side of Providence and now, when pressed, would call Portland, Maine home. …

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

Keep Bristol Clean this Saturday

Portsmouth benefit for late Ray Oliver’s family is April 30

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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.