Little Compton beach closed due to high surf

The state  closed South Shore Beach in Little Compton to swimming Wednesday due to high surf kicked up by Hurricane Gert as it passes south of the state. The surf at the beach was as high as …
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New store coming to Barrington shopping plaza

The Barrington Town Council recently approved a second hand dealer license to Carolyn Gloster, who plans to open a new business in the Kent Street shopping plaza. The Golden Sparrow will …

Italian Food Festival in Barrington is a success

When John St. Angelo was seen scurrying across the Holy Angles Church parking lot Saturday afternoon with boxes of pasta in tow, people got the feeling that something special was going on inside the …

Ray Berberick on why Rhode Island needs an inspector general

PORTSMOUTH — Ray Berberick has had a rough year. In March, his 31-year-old daughter Stephanie died after an illness. Shortly afterwards Mr. Berberick was diagnosed with Stage 4A …

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. …
Obituaries
Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

With deep sympathy the family of Stanley J. Stanko announces his passing at age 99. Staff Sergeant Technician Third Grade, Mr. Stanko proudly served in the United States Army during World War II …

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Mary A. DeFusco, 98, Bristol

Edward R. Marshall, 80, formerly of Bristol

Rose M. Conti, 93, Bristol

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington

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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.