Spring groundbreak expected for Noquochoke Village

However you “set the clock” — six years, 11 years, more — the dream of an affordable housing development in Westport has been a long time coming. But, “if all goes as we hope and expect, …

Bristol police: Strange explosions, more car wrecks

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 9 and Jan. 16: Monday, Jan. 9 Police and fire officials responded to a crash with injuries at Metacom and Bay View …
Opinion
Editorial: A light of hope

A hospital is a less than pleasant place to be for anyone. Most patients admitted to a hospital aren’t feeling good to begin with. The boredom and loneliness sure to set in — especially …

Latest News

Barrington High School wins Safe Sports award

Barrington High School was recently named the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic training program.  The award champions …

East Providence Fire Department receives community service award

EAST PROVIDENCE — Members of the East Providence Fire Department as well as their counterparts from the police department were presented with an outstanding commitment to Community Service …

Rep. Donovan receives committee assignments

Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello has appointed Rep. Susan Donovan (D-Bristol) to the House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare, as well as the House Committee on Environment and …

Bristol arrests: Cyberstalking, assault, DUI

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Melissa Galipeau, 24, of 32 Cold Spring St., Woonsocket, was charged with cyberstalking Jan. 9. Jimmy A. Costa, 35, of 308 Division …

Tough budget looms as Warren spending projected to rise

Warren taxpayers may feel the squeeze this coming year as some municipal salaries, hours and benefits rise, but they will have one year of reprieve before the town begins to pay back the $20 million …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses this weekend around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Brow St. — Sunday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $310,000. Residential …

Obituaries
Darlene M. Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton

Darlene M. (Braun ) Driscoll, 84 of Tiverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Grace Barker Nursing Home. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Frederick William and Adele …

Caroline M. Howell, 82, Clarksville, TN

Gloria Marie Varola, 86, Bristol

Carol 'Nana Pumpkin' Riegler, 82, of East Providence

Genevieve (Barboza) Rodrigues, 91, Bristol

Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

Sports
East Providence girls' hoopsters up win streak to seven

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team continued its best start to a season in some seven years by winning its seventh consecutive Division II game with a 55-45 …

Barrington girl named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

Central and Classical top Barrington in track

Barrington track athletes perform well

BHS sports roundup: Wrestlers battle, girls' hoops wins again

Opinion
Letter: Increasing recycling surest way to save town money

To the editor,The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation has officially announced that it will increase the landfill’s tipping fees beginning on July 1, 2017. Based on current projections, …

Speak-Out: Let them swim; play talented players

Letter: Barrington 300 events kick off on Jan. 29

Letter: Let's make sure students get enough sleep

Letter: It's time to celebrate Buzz Guida's work

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

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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.