Peers select Briden as East Providence council president/mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Upon his return to the city council after a session away, At-Large representative Jim Briden has once again been selected by his peers as the council president/mayor of East …

Police: Warren man had nearly an ounce of heroin

A Warren man who police allege had nearly an ounce of heroin in his possession was being held without bail at the ACI late last week and faces a pre-trial hearing next February. Bristol police had …
Opinion
Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Transparency. I was elected by the people to bring transparency to our City Government. I was informed on Friday that all of the appointments had been decided and were final. I have to question the …

Latest News

Sitting East Providence school committee is sworn in

EAST PROVIDENCE — With much less fanfare than their counterparts on the council, the same five sitting members of the East Providence School Committee were inaugurated for the 2016 session on …

Bristol Police: Shots fired, 'suspicious' people, cat in a couch

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27: Monday, Nov. 21 Police responded to an argument between a man and a woman join a driveway on First …

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 …

Photos: Santa turns on Bristol lights during Grand Illumination

Thousands crowded around the Burnside building on a chilly but calm December night as Santa Claus and two young helpers flipped the switch and turned on the Bristol Christmas lights along Hope Street …

RWU President Farish on Decision 2016

Invited to comment on the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, RWU President Donald J. Farish penned an essay November 15 for the Chronicle of Higher Education …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Wright Place — Sunday, Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m. Cape/Tudor, 4, 2, $349,900. Coldwell Banker, …

Obituaries
Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Robert Bernhard Wolter, 85, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2016, after battling complications from a fall. Bob was born in Evanston, Ill., on April 17, 1931. He attended …

Robald J. Rodrigues, 75, Bristol

Frances G. Scott, 90, Bristol

Isabelle Paine Middendorf, 86, Little Compton

D. Alberta Andrade, 84, Westport

Sally Chace, 87, of Barrington

Opinion
Just say no to fake news

November is a dark month for baseball fans. It’s too early to talk about spring training and the hot stove isn’t even warm—there’s just not that much to say right now. Rather …

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

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Letter: A fond farewell to Mount Hope Farm

Things to do
Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

Chances are you have been to the Roger Williams Park Zoo—many times. But turn right instead of left, wend your way past the Carousel Village, swan boats, and stables, and you will come to one …

The halls are decked at Linden Place

A great day to tag a tree

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

Chorus of East Providence readies holiday concerts

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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.