Warren police: Busy week for animal control

Monday, Nov. 28 Police returned a lost wallet to a woman. A Good Samaritan had earlier brought it in after finding it. A few hours later, police returned a cell phone to another owner. A …

Portsmouth man: Contractor took $1,000 check, but didn’t do work

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Tuesday, Nov. 29 A 58-year-old Newport woman was given a warning by Animal Control …
Commentary: East Providence council can find common ground

With the support of a 5-0 vote for Mayor James Briden and Assistant Mayor Robert Britto, your newly elected City Council placed their faith in them to issue us forward with an honest, balanced, and …

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Desrosiers grants address stray cats, missing signs and more

WESTPORT — The Westport Citizens Betterment Committee announces that the following four grants were awarded for the Year 2016\: • Animal Control Officer Donna Lambert : A $1,000 grant was …

Homeless man sets up camp in Barrington woods

A Middle Highway resident in Barrington called police after he discovered a makeshift campsite located in the woods behind his home. The police stopped by and checked out the campsite on Saturday, …

Barrington student-athletes learn more about leading

This fall, some of Barrington High School’s top student-athletes took part in a leadership program hosted through the collaborative efforts of Dena Davis, the Bayside YMCA and Andrew DiOrio, of …

Little: Portsmouth has changed a lot in 50 years

PORTSMOUTH — Hubert “Huck” Little doesn’t know where the time all went, but he sure knows how much things have changed in Portsmouth over the past 50 years. The Union …

Toy drive aims to help ‘kids that won’t see Santa’

Lessons learned in confirmation class to help others has for two local students turned into an annual campaign to help less fortunate kids have a better Christmas. The St. Nicholas toy drive is …
Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

George R. Sardinha, 80, passed away on Nov. 30 at Home Hospice & Palliative Care of RI. He was the husband of the late Helene (Turner) Sardinha.  Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Adelina M. DeSano, 91, of Barrington

Wayne Cooper, 68, Little Compton

Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Mt. Hope Alumni Games support school athletics

For those unfamiliar with the Rhode Island Warrior Foundation’s Bristol/Warren Alumni football game, it’s more than just an exhibition of athletic talent between former Mt. Hope High …

Portsmouth pounds Central to win Division I Super Bowl

Barrington news briefs: A brush fire breaks out behind DPW

New Barrington hockey coach Croke reflects on time at East Providence

When Bristol was ‘Soccer capital of Rhode Island'

Community support allows Bristol to Bloom

To the editor: We at Bristol Blooms thank the kind people of Bristol for their overwhelming response to our fall fundraising campaign. We can ensure that our beautiful hanging flower baskets …

Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Just say no to fake news

It's time to shape up the R.I. Board of Elections

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

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Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

One of my favorite comfort foods this time of year is a braised dish of beef, lamb or veal shanks. They make the house smell great and are delicious with the gravy spooned over mashed potatoes. Plus, …

Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

The halls are decked at Linden Place

A great day to tag a tree

Barrington's tree lighting is today, event starts at 2

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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.