Barrington Pop Warner hosting "Movie Night" on April 26

Barrington Pop Warner will host a special "Movie Night" fund-raiser on Thursday, April 26 at Barrington High School. (There is no school on Friday, April 27 — officials have scheduled a …
Barrington resident wins Scholastic Art and Writing award
Bill Wu, a Barrington resident and senior at School One in Providence, won a gold medal at this year’s Scholastic Art and … Read More
More than 200 turn out for Earth Day beach cleanup in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Dave McLaughlin of Clean Ocean Access (COA) beamed as he watched car after car pass him as drivers were directed to … Read More
Moms support Red Flag bill
On Thursday, April 12, the Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held its fourth annual Lobby Day at the … Read More
Brant linger to chatter and feed on Colt Park's ‘poor grub’
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In Portsmouth, preparing for a worst-case scenario
PORTSMOUTH — Town workers and volunteers gathered at Portsmouth High School Friday to prepare for something they hope never … Read More
Walter Burke — Cheerleader, director, advocate ... retiree
“Plans? I don’t have any plans,” said Walter Burke, retiring director of parks and recreation. “I have some gardening, some … Read More
Chase Farms named Portsmouth Grange Agriculturist of 2018
PORTSMOUTH — “In this ever-changing world of agricultural practices, it takes a special talent to succeed,” says Walter Elwell, … Read More
Barrington Middle School project enters its 10th week
The outline of the new Barrington Middle School's foundation can be seen from high vantage points, including from atop the current … Read More
AVTECH, Rhode Island business leaders in Dubai
Leaders of AVTECH, the technology and software firm based in Warren, are in the midst of a trade and business trip with Rhode Island … Read More
Obituaries
Robert F. Kittell, 89, Warren

Robert F. Kittell , 89, of Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Arliene (Paulin) Kittell and the late Vivian (Barber) Kittell. Born in …

Frank “Sandy” Souza, Jr., 86, of Bristol

Teofilo Jose Lima, 74, of Seekonk

Opinion
Letter: Stronger gun laws needed to make us all safer To the editor:  To supporters of the current gun control laws: As a concerned student at Barrington High School looking for a way to make a safer country, I don't believe that you should be …
Letter: Rising tax bills are pushing people out of Barrington To the editor: The Princeton Study is a study by Martin Gilens, professor at Princeton University, and Benjamin I. Page, a Northwestern university professor.   The study basically says …
Letter: Thames Street development is good for Bristol I am writing to urge the town officials to approve the Belvedere project on May 10. I am a local business owner who has also spoken to many other local business owners, who are also in support of …
Sports
Volvo Ocean Race: Six teams will compete in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and …
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …
Wildcats gain experience in loss to Holbrook Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as …

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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.