Memorial Day ceremonies to ‘pay homage’ to fallen vets

Bristol will once again pay tribute to the sacrifice of the nation’s veterans and residents are invited to “demonstrate your patriotism, freedom, devotion and allegiance” during the town’s …
Barrington residents vote down proposed $120,000 cut to schools

A motion to cut $120,000 from the school budget fell short of the needed votes during the Barrington Financial Town Meeting on Wednesday night, May 25. Longtime Barrington resident TR …

Show your patriotism on your car

The quest to establish a new patriotic license plate is inching closer to its goal, but more orders are still needed. The state will not issue the commemorative license plate until 900 orders have …

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Despite the gloomy predictions of a decade ago, independent bookstores are thriving

Like Mark Twain, whose supposed 1897 demise was famously dismissed as an exaggeration, the independent bookstore is alive and well in the East Bay—if few and far between.The impact of "big box" …

Walking, so that others can too

Jessica Quattrucci had not even heard of clubfoot when her now-almost-2 year old daughter Luciana was diagnosed in utero. The East Providence native and 2008 EPHS graduate who lives in West Warwick …

Portsmouth man rides for stepson — and against cancer

PORTSMOUTH — John Farley isn’t riding 500 miles next month to raise money for his 20-year-old stepson, but Matt Pierce is clearly his inspiration for doing so.

Circumnavigator Lange to celebrate homecoming Friday

Circumnavigator Lange to celebrate homecoming Friday She left Bristol last July 21, and solo sailor Donna Lange will return to her adopted town on May 27 after her second solo …

Bristol arrests: Shoplifting, DUI, Domestic, and More

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week:Justin M. Finardi, 25, of Harrison Street, was charged with domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct on May 17.Gregory C. …

Central puts a chill into East Providence's baseball playoff hopes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Facing a must win situation on the final day of the 2016 regular season to earn a spot in the upcoming Division I state championship playoffs on their own, the East Providence …

Historic Bristol ‘perfect spot’ for history museum

Bristol has been a seat of power of the Native American world; site of British bombardment — twice — during the fight for independence; and, of course, is well-known for hosting the oldest 4th of …

Photos: Old fashioned fun at Coggeshall Fiber Festival

Coggeshall Farm Museum hosted its annual Fiber Festival and Craft Fair last weekend, showcasing the work of spinners and others who work with natural fibers.
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East Bay Homes - May 2016

The guide to buying and selling a home in the East Bay.

Violet: Yakety yak! Will you just get on with it?

What is apparent to everyone except certain members of the legislature are the following matters: General Assembly grants have to go the way of the dodo bird. Without question they are used to keep …

‘Satisfying’ political career coming to end

Letter: Barrington student survey results should concern you

Editorial: Barrington man calls for $120K cut to school budget

Letter: A united front addressing autism

Police Report
'Click it or Ticket' campaign kicks off in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department, in conjunction with its neighbors in Seekonk and the Rhode Island State Police, kicked off the annual "Click it or Ticket" enforcement …

Portsmouth’s Hathaway School receives bomb threat

Warren police logs: Man charged with burglary at daughter's home

Bristol’s gun policy does not violate 2nd amendment

Police: Sidewalk defecation, shovel fight, and more

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'Oh, what a beautiful play!' at Trinity

The classic American musical “Oklahoma!” is now playing at Trinity Rep and it is a wonderful joy to behold. This show is sweet, soulful, soaring and simply sensational. Directed and …

Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

Exhibit tells the story of Warren's Touisset

Rare, exotic British cars to roll into Bristol

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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.