Two from Mt. Hope, one from East Providence place at state wrestling championships

PROVIDENCE — Mt. Hope High School wrestlers Devon Lancaster and Neil Thibaudeau both fell in their respective championship bouts at the 2017 state championship meet Saturday night, Feb. 25, at the …

State ranks town officials' salaries

School adminisrators throughout the East Bay are among local towns' highest earners, according to a salary survey released this week by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue's Municipal Finance …
Opinion
Warren Democrats go after Trump

Editor’s note: The Warren Democratic Town Committee passed this resolution at its most recent meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 21:WHEREAS: The actions of the administration of President Trump …

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Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered …

Bristol Police: Sleeping shopper, 'suspicious' characters

The Bristol Police responded to the following calls between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19: Monday, Feb. 13 A man called police to file a report after he fell in the parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s …

Spring is in the air: Baseball is returning

It’s only February, but the weather is starting to warm and spring is just around the corner. That means it’s almost time for baseball. For local kids wanting to get in the game, now …

East Providence's Jones Pond is renamed again

EAST PROVIDENCE — Barring push back from the national organization, the renovated parcel of land at the rear of Pierce Memorial Stadium will soon be known as “Townie Pride Park at Jones Pond” …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …
Business
Love at first bite

Minnie Luong has her own commercial kitchen, two part time staffers, and dozens of orders to fill each week for her popular kimchi brand, Chi Kitchen. But she still makes time to prop up a folding …

Sports
East Providence advances in D-I boys' hoops tourney

EAST PROVIDENCE — “Survive and advance” is the credo of late-February/March basketball no matter the level, and the East Providence High School boys’ team exemplified that Friday night, Feb. …

Tiverton boys cap perfect 17-0 division regular season

New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Mt. Hope gymnasts win Division II State Championship

Opinion
Speak-Out: Bristol ‘joints,’ public property

About the gentleman calling about SNIFFING JOINTS IN BRISTOL BARS … I’m sure if your son is in a bar drinking with you, he’s probably smoked or sniffed a joint before. Sorry, but …

Letter: Mooring fee increase a detriment to non-profit sailing schools

Are school grades de-grading?

5 estate planning tips for the non-traditional family (which probably means yours)

Editorial: Burrs Hill repatriation a long time coming

Things to do
Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

"I have to admit, the timing is good," said director Christopher Crider about the Bristol Theatre Company's upcoming production of Urinetown, a satirical send-up of municipal politics, bureaucratic …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

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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.