Westport farm quarantined after long-dead pig found

A state veterinarian has ordered a quarantine on a Westport farm after the discovery of one dead pig (a sow) and concerns that an unknown number of other pigs (the tally varies wildly) may have fed …

Townies win two of three to open 2017 golf season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the three teams competing in an Eastern Division golf match on an an overcast, chilly Monday afternoon, April 24, at Metacomet Country Club were making their initial …
Opinion
Letter: Alternative budget reveals hypocrisy of some

To the editor: I just read that Joan Chabot, Randy Lebeau, Sally Black and Jerome Larkin have filled a petition to put a second budget option on the ballot for the voters of the Financial Town …

Latest News

Charges against East Providence teacher, coach dropped

EAST PROVIDENCE — The domestic violence charges against an East Providence School District teacher and long-time coach have been dropped, East Providence Police confirmed. Michael Solitro, a …

Team Spencer wins second Portsmouth history trivia contest

PORTSMOUTH — What do you know about Portsmouth History? The Portsmouth Historical Society posed this question to 32 participants who came out for a Portsmouth history trivia contest …

East Providence council gives first approval to water rate increase schedule

EAST PROVIDENCE — The city council at its meeting Tuesday night, April 18, and following a presentation made at a special workshop the week prior gave its first approval to proposed volume and …

April 18 — Motorists’ misery on Route 24, Tiverton

TIVERTON — Bad crashes, one after another last Tuesday, sent one driver to the hospital and then to court, kept police and firefighters busy much of the day, and repeatedly turned Route 24 into a …

Condom theft, Local legend dies, Car vs. ocean, and more

A Bristol legend passes away, a car goes for a dip, a group of local students head to the world championships, and some randy teens are caught stealing their needed prophylactics. These are just some …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington           38 Old River Road — Sunday, April …

Sports
‘Greatest runner ever’ from Bristol

One thing about Bristol native John Ratier, he’ll always go that extra mile. This remarkable athlete, who’ll turn 60 in October, just completed his 35th consecutive Boston Marathon, a …

Tigers best Durfee 8-2 in home opener

Gallery: East Providence High School girls' lacrosse

Barrington native named All-American in gymnastics

Gallery: East Providence High School boys' tennis

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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Jim McGaw

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.