Boss Man Burgers is back in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — After seven years in Middletown, Boss Man Burgers is back where it belongs, owner Jason Peters said. “It feels … Read More
Gallery: Barrington loses to LaSalle, 64-53
The Barrington High School boys basketball team dropped its season opener at home Friday night to Division-I La Salle, 64-53. Elijah … Read More
House Hunt: 22 homes open for viewing this weekend
There's snow, holiday shopping, fairs, festivals and music, but despite all the distrations, the real estate market chugs along. More … Read More
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Local powerlifter captures three world records
And though she be but little, she is fierce.  — ShakespeareOf course, Shakespeare's words were spoken by Helena, … Read More
Former Barrington resident finishes in top 10 in Miss Teen pageant
Former Barrington resident Cassidy Edmondson recently participated in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition. Out of the 80 … Read More
Bristol: Arrests for DUI, drugs, shoplifting and domestic assault
Following are incidents and arrests involving the Bristol Police Department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Officers made several arrests, … Read More
Warren shuts down north end work for the season
Warren residents got an early Christmas present Friday, when Warren agreed with contractors to pull the plug on paving along north … Read More
Barrington will offer flag football in addition to tackle
For the first time ever, Barrington Pop Warner will offer flag football. Members of the local league's board of directors voted … Read More
Barrington school warning: 'Sexting' on the rise
Officials in Barrington have recently seen an increase in "sexting" incidents among middle school students. Barrington Middle … Read More
Rose Marie August, 88, of Bristol

Rose Marie (Dias) August, 88, of Lugent Lane, Bristol, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Donald A. August. Born in Bristol, …

Karl Joseph O'Connor, 73, of Little Compton

Hugh B. Cameron, age 90, formerly of Barrington

Christian Finne, 98, Little Compton

Joseph A. Cintron, 25, of Providence

Mary S. Brooks, 91, of East Providence

Taunton Police arrest East Providence robbery/stabbing suspect TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a …
East Providence Police aid in discovery of hidden narcotics at Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police detectives were at the genesis of a recent narcotics investigation, which made headlines not only for the amount of drugs seized but also because of the …
Crews battle Barrington house fire Firefighters from four towns were battling a house fire in Barrington late Wednesday night, Dec. 6.   Crews from Barrington, East Providence, Seekonk and Warren responded to 15 Bowden Ave. …
Long live disagreements “Identity politics is a safe place FROM thoughts rather than a safe place FOR thought.” -Salman RushdieBret Stephens, an op-ed columnist, published his recent lecture, The Dying Art of …
Solar farm would bring significant benefits to Westport To the editor, Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is the developer of a community solar project discussed in an article and editorial published in the November 30 edition. CEC was founded in 2009 as …
Commentary: A friend of Jack London By the completion of high school most boys are familiar with Jack London. The stories of White Fang and Buck from Call of the Wild captured our youthful imaginations and propelled us along avenues of …
Letter: 'Fix NICS Act' deserves a clean vote To the editor: And, it is here. It is finally here! Common sense gun reform is on our nation’s door step.   It has arrived under the name “Fix NICS Act.” …

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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.