Warren police logs: Man charged after altercation at home

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Barrington girls finish third at state track meet
The Barrington High School girls indoor track team finished third at the state championship meet in Providence last … Read More
Barrington mock trial team competes in playoffs
The Barrington High School Mock Trial Team recently competed against LaSalle in a playoff match-up at the RI Traffic … Read More
Barrington girls lose playoff opener
The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost its playoff opener on Monday night. The host Eagles fell behind early against … Read More
Obituaries
Patricia A. Bourne, 75, of Bristol

Ms. Patricia A. (Ligeiro) Bourne, age 75, of Griswold Avenue, Bristol, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Grace Barker Nursing Center, Warren. Born in Fall River and raised in Bristol, she was a …

Thomas G. Gesner II, 90, Tiverton

Elsie Vargas, 93, Bristol

Student charged after allegedly threatening to shoot up Westport High
Student charged with making terrorist threats A 17-year-old student who allegedly made threats about shooting up Westport … Read More
"Junior Trio" leads Mt. Hope girls gymnastics to third straight D-II state championship
PROVIDENCE — The “Junior Trio” of Meghan Oliver, Jayme Foreman and Kaitlin Quinn lead the Huskies to their third straight … Read More
Portsmouth does a ‘Lap of Love’ to support fire victims
PORTSMOUTH — “This is a surprise,” said Aimee Sweeney as she motioned over to a group of local firefighters gathered in front … Read More
Oar art — Artists unleash imaginations on oars, paddles
Over half of the donated oars and paddles — the older and more weatherbeaten the better, have been painted and decorated by top area … Read More
Helping military families is mission for local landscaper
For Stacy Bruno, her landscaping and snow removal business is all about paying tribute to active deployed and military veterans like … Read More
Environmentalist Grantham to address climate change here
Jeremy Grantham, renowned environmentalist, investor and philanthropist, will be the guest speaker when the Westport River Watershed … Read More
Police
Barrington students told to avoid vaping The overhead slide showed an image of brightly colored computer thumb-drives, and another slide showed two asthma inhalers. But the speaker pacing in front of Barrington High School's freshmen …
Bristol officers make busts for DUI, parties, drinking Bristol police officers broke up a house party that led to four arrests, nabbed two women for allegedly driving drunk, and charged a young adult with urinating in public. Following is a synopsis of …
Portsmouth Police charge 4 with assault in separate incidents PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Wednesday, Feb. 7 Amber D. Andreozzi, 41, of 2269 East Main Road, was charged with …
Opinion
Letter: Happy to be old To the editor: I’m scratching my head over Barrington seniors who feel entitled to money from the rest of us because they are old. I’m 62 and I would love to feel 20 again. But when I …
Letter: Barrington is filled with caring young people To the editor: I write in response to last week’s letter diagnosing Barrington youth with “a serious case of Affluenza.”   Those who’ve grown up in town are …
Letter: 'Afluenza' epidemic hits Barrington hard To the editor: Barrington has a serious case of “Afluenza.” From Psychology Today, Peggy Drexler PH.D: Our gender our selves — “'Afluenza' has been described as a …
Letter: New school ‘bargain’ will prove to be bitter pill To the editor: Local newspapers have been flooded with letters trying to persuade Westporters to vote yes for a new middle/high school on February 27. Common to these bandwagon letters is that we …
Sports
Barrington boys finish 18th at state track meet The Barrington High School boys indoor track team finished 18th at the state championship meet on Saturday. Sam Read entered the 300-meter event as the 12th seed but finished fifth overall with a …
Portsmouth advances after defense swarms Eagles in 58-49 win BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team advanced  in the Division II playoffs after its defense stymied Barrington in the opening round Friday …
Huskies whup Davies 47-32, move on in D-III East quarterfinals BRISTOL — Huskies senior forward Sara Godfrey scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in leading Mt. Hope over Davies, 42-37 in a home preliminary playoff game on Friday night. Davies …

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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.