School start times stall — again — in Barrington

The twice-delayed revamp of Barrington public school start times has been delayed once again, with no clarity on when, or if, it will be implemented. Last Thursday night, Barrington Superintendent …
Pond at Melville Park in Portsmouth stocked with trout
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is stocking ponds across Rhode Island this month with … Read More
Warren man held without bail on murder charge
A Warren man is being held without bail in connection with the murder of a well-known Barrington chiropractor. Police believe Owen … Read More
Portsmouth sets Feb. 26 for hearing on proposed bag ban
PORTSMOUTH — A proposed ban on single-use plastic bags in town will be debated at a public hearing set for Monday, Feb. 26. The … Read More
Obituaries
Agnes C. Braz, 89 of Tiverton

Agnes Catherine (Rego) Braz, 89 of Tiverton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2018.  Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Georgianna and Joseph Rego.  A homemaker, she is …

Ferdinand A. Bruno, Esq., 88, of Bristol

Robert C. Toti, 54, Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Warren man charged in murder of Barrington chiropractor
A member of a prominent Warren family has been charged with the murder of a Barrington chiropractor and will be arraigned on a first … Read More
Warren man named as suspect in East Providence murder
PROVIDENCE — Filings in Sixth District Court identify an East Bay man as the suspect in the murder of an East Providence resident 10 … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Strong second half powers Barrington to victory
Olivia Middleton scored 20 points and Andrea Kubas-Meyer dropped in 18, pacing the Barrington High School girls basketball team to a … Read More
East Providence Police announce arrest in Bridgham murder case
EAST PROVIDENCE — Through a press release issued Monday evening, Jan. 22, the East Providence Police Department announced the arrest … Read More
Collaborative going into new year with eyes wide open
Tuesday nights are when the founding members of The Collaborative get their best work done, meeting in their space on Main Street in … Read More
St. Mary's in Portsmouth collects 1,700 lbs. of food for MLK Center
PORTSMOUTH — St. Mary's Episcopal Church’s long-standing friendship with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (MLKC) … Read More
Police
No injuries when car rolls onto CVS sidewalk An older woman driving a small sedan lost control of her car and rolled onto the sidewalk adjacent to the CVS on Metacom Avenue in Bristol Friday afternoon. The accident occurred around 3:45 …
Bristol Police: Arrests for drunk driving and sexual assault Bristol police officers made seven arrests from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, including two women for drunk driving and one man for second-degree sexual assault. Following is a log of Bristol Police Department …
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off the shore at Kettle Point believed to be the one owned by a …
Opinion
What was Bannon thinking? Most folks are aware of the expression ”damming by faint praise.” Stephen K. Bannon went one step further by also making disparaging remarks about Mr. Trump, his family members and the …
Buckle up for 2018 I’m ready for baseball. 2017 could have been a remarkable year for the Red Sox, but ended in a bit of a whimper. The team won another AL East title (the first time they’ve won two years …
Letter: Westport debt a ticking time bomb even before new school To the editor: I find myself amazed that we as citizens are considering incurring at least another $60 million in indebtedness to construct a new school when there is absolutely no conversation …
Letter: Please don’t delay Bristol marina expansion any longer This is an open letter to the current members of the Bristol Town Council: Question: What do 120-plus Bristol residents, their families and friends all have in common? Answer: They have all …
Sports
Barrington Middle School wrestling team off to strong start Something special is happening with the Barrington Middle School wrestling team this year.  The team has erupted out of the gate with a 6-0 start and has the Rhode Island Middle School …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Bolts, Falcons and Sentinels The Barrington High School girls basketball team improved to 6-2 with wins over Cranston East, Cranston West and Smithfield last week. The Eagles defeated Cranston East 57-39 on Wednesday, Jan. …
Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday PORTSMOUTH — Young sharpshooters, take notice: The Knights of Columbus Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618, is sponsoring its annual free throw contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, …

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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.