'Great' downtown Warren takes the cake

More than 100 people came together Friday afternoon to celebrate a rare honor indeed — downtown Warren’s designation as one of the top five neighborhoods in the country. Last month, …
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A 'high-startle' night at Fort Adams

"Oh yeah, I've scared some people," says Tyler Gates of Warwick. "I've got stories…everything from people collapsing on the ground to running out the door and all the way back to the parking …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 1 Clover Lane — Sunday, Oct. 30, 11 am-1 pm. Colonial, 5, 3, …

Kickemuit MS narrowly misses perfect season

The Kickemuit Middle School girls soccer team fell just short of a perfect season, dropping a 3-1 decision to Bay View Monday afternoon. The Huskies finish the regular season 8-1 after the disappointing loss, but sit in first place to enter the playoffs, which are expected to begin next week.

Mt. Hope Students of the Month

Kaitlyn Silveira Senior Parents: John Silveira, Kari Cunningham Activities: Flag squad; works full-time at le Central in Providence Future plans: CCRI to study radiology Nominated by: …

America’s Cup HOF inducts new members

The America’s Cup Hall of Fame represented Bristol at a black-tie dinner at the New York Yacht Club On Friday, Oct. 21,  for the purpose of inducting into membership The Earl of Dunraven …

Local Rotary club partners with 2nd Story Theatre and area coalitions

The Warren Barrington Rotary Club and 2nd Story Theatre are partnering up for the benefit of the area’s substance abuse prevention coalitions. According to Ann Marie Roy, director of the …

Bristol Admin debate begins with conciliatory gesture

Town Administrator candidates Antonio Teixeira and Steven Contente disagree on several issues, including taxes, the town’s relations to the business community, management style and …

Mt. Hope actors stage haunted house at school

The Mt. Hope High School Masqueraders will present their annual Haunted House at the high school this weekend, with proceeds benefitting the school. The student actors will present the haunted …
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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Speak-out: Shame on insane clowns, politicians who ignore them

I’d like to make a comment concerning the hotel they want to put on Gooding Avenue. Well, have they noticed the traffic in the town of Bristol? It’s bumper-to-bumper Metacom Avenue; …

Letter: Help downtown Bristol stay in Bloom

Letter: DEM was right to deny hotel plan

Reversing another curse

Halloween's fun for kids of all ages

Police Report
Man charged with statutory rape at Bristol Town Beach

While conducting a routine patrol at the Town Beach, a Bristol officer came upon a suspicious scene that has resulted in multiple statutory rape charges. Officer Tyler Carreiro was patrolling the …

Bristol man held after gunpoint rape

Barrington police stop wrong-way driver on Wampanoag Trail

Passenger charged with hitting driver in Portsmouth

Police trace death threats back to local teenagers

Things to Do
Halloween parade in Portsmouth on Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Common Fence Point will host its fourth annual Halloween celebration from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. The family-friendly event is free, and everyone in Portsmouth is …

Combat chilly weather with this colorful tomato/egg dish

Portsmouth police, firefighters host open house on Sunday

First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

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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.