Forty years later, who killed Lyla Poitras?

TIVERTON — Forty years have now passed since Lyla J. Poitras vanished from her Tiverton house sometime late on June 27, 1977. Just over two weeks later, crews cutting grass along William …
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Bristol arrests: Domestic strangulation, DUI, assault, and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Cesar Rodriguez, 35, of 55 15th St., West Babylon, NY, was charged with violating a no contact order after police were called to …

Portsmouth zoners to rule on O'Reilly Auto Parts on Aug. 17

Abutters raised concerns over traffic, hazardous materials, building aesthetics, lighting and more during Thursday's Zoning Board of Review hearing on a plan to bring an O’Reilly Auto Parts store to Portsmouth.

Barrington EMTs administer Narcan twice in one day

Barrington's first responders used Narcan to revive two individuals in separate incidents on Saturday, July 15. According to Barrington police, there was an emergency call at about 3 p.m. for a …

Pickleball among fastest growing games in Bristol, country

If you were to walk by the tennis courts at the Bristol Town Common, you might see a group of people on the tennis courts playing rather closer to the net than you might expect. That’s …

Artists design their guns for peace

For so many Americans, gun violence has become a top-of-mind issue, but one about which we feel helpless to effect change. For Boris Bally, a metalsmith and 10-year resident of Barrington, the …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold in East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 2 Hoffman Lane — $3,850,000 330 Washington Road — $965,000 20 West St. — …

Obituaries
Service Saturday for Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi, Little Compton

If you knew Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi  (June 11, 1923 - December 1, 2016), please join family and friends in a celebration of her life at the United Congregational Church, Little Compton, on …

Richard L. Melies, 81 of Barrington

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

Gerald Anthony Mederos, 57, Bristol

Domenic M. Castigliego, 89, Bristol

Thomas Andrews Jr., 58, Warren

Sports
City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

East Providence was the hub of golf, locally and regionally, over the last few weeks as a player with local ties captured the state’s top amateur prize while another took home the title as one …

Barrington defeats Rumford 12-2 for District 2 Championship

Barrington 9-10 All Stars defeat Newport, 9-0

Barrington Juniors All Stars win, force a deciding game

Portsmouth 11s All-Stars win in grand fashion, advance to states

Opinion
Letter: School cuts might still be coming to Barrington

To the editor: As we collectively hold our breaths, waiting for the RI House and Senate to resolve the 2018 Budget, there remains the possibility that last year’s budget will remain intact. …

Stand-off at the State House

Letter: We're going to make seniors work for the town?

Commentary: Gerry fought the battle to the end, with gusto

Letter: ‘Nope, I own a farm!’ — a sad response to cruelty

Things to do
A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

I’ve spent the last month using and seeking out recipes that don’t require the use of the oven. I’m not a huge griller, so the top of the stove is my preference when the …

Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

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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.