Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …
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'Mr. Terupt’ author visits Westport sixth graders

Westport Elementary School sixth graders experienced a personal connection to their summer reading when author Rob Buyea paid a visit on Friday, Sept. 15. The author of the “Mr. Terupt” book …

Tiverton Police: Possible bear sighting; noisy goats

Monday, Sept. 11 At 11:55 a.m., a Little Compton resident driving in the area of South Lake Road called to report he may have seen a bear at the Little Compton line. At 6:36 p.m., a John Duggan Road caller complained about "goats making a lot of noise" at a nearby house.

East Providence Waterfront Commission tables proposed affordable housing change

EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing …

Barrington Booster Day is Saturday, Sept. 23

Barrington High School student-athletes will be going door-to-door on Saturday, Sept. 23 as part of the annual Barrington Booster Day fund-raiser.  The event is a membership drive which …
Obituaries
Chester R. Wilkie Jr., 84, Little Compton

Chester R. "Junior" Wilkie Jr., 84, of Little Compton, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, September 22, 2017, at St. Anne's Hospital. He was the longtime companion of Barbara Wilkie. Born in Fall …

Edward J. Francis, 89, Portsmouth

Donalda Medeiros, 101, Tiverton

Bernard Vincent Scola, of Barrington

Michael Pierce Donovan, 59, of Warwick

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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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.