Stanfield pleads guilty to 2015 East Providence Mother’s Day murder

PROVIDENCE — The perpetrator in the murder of a city woman on Mother’s Day 2015 acknowledged guilt and accepted a life sentence during proceedings Wednesday morning, May 24, in Superior …

Water authority ‘hopeful’ East Providence will join pipe project

Just a few weeks after announcing a decision to move on a backup water supply without East Providence’s involvement, Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand said she …
Opinion
Letter: Education is Barrington’s industry; we must invest in it

To the editor: I am encouraged by the number of residents who want to understand the town budget process and are getting involved in the conversation, particularly around the school operating …

More Local News

Gov. Gina Raimondo visits Portsmouth Senior Center (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Gov. Gina Raimondo made a pitstop in Portsmouth last week, taking a tour of New England Boatworks — recently recognized for being the state’s largest …

New digital Veterans Honor Roll dedicated in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Residents will be now have detailed information at their fingertips about local people who served in the military. On Saturday the Town Council and the Veterans Honor Roll …

Voters will decide Barrington budgets tonight

Barrington officials will begin registering people for the May 24 financial town meeting at 6 p.m. at the high school. The meeting is slated to start at 7 p.m. According to an email from …

Parade, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day in Westport Monday

A parade and the placing of wreaths at veterans’ memorials around town will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The Memorial Day Parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, …

Coggeshall celebrates traditional fiber arts, crafts

The sheep got a much-needed haircut and visitors got to learn how the fibers are turned into clothes and other items, while kids played traditional 18th century games at Cogeshall Farm Museum’s …
Business
The matriarchs of hair

"The state inspector who licensed us, he said we would never last, five women owning a business together," said Jo Ann Pasqual, a comment that elicits a good laugh among Pasqual and her partners …

Obituaries
Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Joe was born on June 16, 1930 in New Kensington, Pa. to Joseph and Elizabeth Molnar Bellas. He served five years in …

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Brian Daniels, 35, Bristol

Bruce G. Medley, 65, Portsmouth

Christine Carvalho, 58, Bristol

Sports
Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Portsmouth High varsity softball team had an 8-3 lead as they came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning against Johnston Monday …

Mt. Hope student among state’s ‘Golden Dozen’

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Photos: Olympic swimmer stops by Bayside YMCA

Opinion
Letter: Vote Rosengard for committee on appropriations

To the editor: I write to express my interest in serving on the Committee on Appropriations (COA) for 2017 – 2019 and to request that you consider voting for me at the upcoming Financial …

Letter: Committee on appropriations is important to town politics

Letter: Your vote will matter

Letter: What appears to be a savings, could likely be a loss

Letter: Committee on appropriations is a victim of confusing school budget

Things to do
Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

For the third straight year, the Westport Elementary/Macomber Schoool Parent Teacher Organization has issued a Tough Kids Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place Sunday, June 4 starting at …

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

‘A Chorus Line’

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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.