Bristol woman removed from Barrington library, charged

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Barrington police received a call from the Barrington Public Library for a woman who was being disruptive. When officers arrived they could hear a woman yelling; she was …
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Finalists for the Barrington town manager's job announced

Are you interested in meeting the next town manager of Barrington?  If so, mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 1 — the three finalists for the position will be present at a public …

Warren man charged with robbing convenience store

A Warren man is being held at the ACI after police say he held up a convenience store clerk at knifepoint and made off with an undisclosed amount of money last Monday, August 22. Jason DeFusco, …

Man arrested for role in East Providence house fire

EAST PROVIDENCE — The result of a house fire on Apulia Street in the center of the city Tuesday, Aug. 30, took a bit of a bizarre twist when a seeming victim of the blaze was later …

Welcome Weatherlow — Cattle, chickens, goats and more roam spacious new farm

WESTPORT — Its goats found work right away “goatscaping properties” in Little Compton and Pardon Gray Preserve in Tiverton, while the rest of Weatherlow Farms — a new farm in town at 845 …

Barrington Middle School scores jump on PARCC

The majority of Barrington students' scores on the recent PARCC assessments improved. Data released by the Rhode Island Department of Education last week showed better marks at nearly every level …

Clean-up begins at Barrington elementary school

Sowams School students learned late Monday night that their summer vacation had been extended until Sept. 6.  An email from Barrington Schools Superintendent Michael Messore on Monday night …

‘Relevance’ in education

A handful of Mt. Hope High School students got the opportunity to gain real-world experience last year through an internship program that partnered the school district with local companies. This …

Grum’s Family Restaurant bids farewell

WESTPORT — Grum’s Family Restaurant closed its doors on August 16, five years to the day after opening at 140 Charlotte White Road, Westport. “We are now closed,” they wrote on their …
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Back to School 2016

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Opinion
New websites (and a book on English/Colonial history) to aid your research

It seems as if there’s no end to the new websites you can find for genealogical research. Using a search engine to find just about any topic turns up something interesting.I was doing a little …

Speak-Out: Residents still riled up about potential new Dunkin’

Save your praise

Get serious about real pension reform

Editorial: Heroic effort

Police Report
Bad accident in Portsmouth with multiple injuries

PORTSMOUTH — Police and firefighters stayed busy today with a bad accident on West Main Road early this evening, just south of King’s Grant. A witness said three vehicles were …

Women charged in Warren car break-in

Warren police logs: Several thefts reported

One hospitalized after East Providence house fire

Portsmouth Police charge woman with making false 911 call

Things to Do
Bristol to celebrate ‘Last Night’ Sunday

With school buses rumbling again and Labor Day approaching this weekend, the summer is unofficially coming to an end. But there’s still time to celebrate one “Last …

A simple shrimp dinner for yourself or company

'Nature & National Identity' in New Bedford

‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

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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.