Barrington resident will offer Curry College commencement speech

Barrington resident and social entrepreneur Navyn Salem will serve as the commencement speaker and be awarded an honorary degree during Curry College Commencement Exercises on May 20. As a social …
Warren's Parker Mills on market for $3.25 million
Parker Mill for sale for $3.25 million Parker Mill, one of the largest industrial complexes in Warren, is for sale for $3.25 … Read More
Barrington student bringing more trees to campus
Grace Inman is beautifying the Barrington High School campus. As part of her senior project, Grace is spearheading a plan to line … Read More
Portsmouth Town Council starts poring over budget
PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council began deliberations Tuesday night on the town manager’s proposed $68.25 million budget for fiscal … Read More
Attorney general steps into East Providence election mess
PROVIDENCE — The state's attorney general has stepped into the East Providence election fracas. Attorney General Peter F. … Read More
Barrington volleyball bounces back, defeats Johnston
The Barrington High School boys volleyball team improved to 3-3 after defeating Johnston 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18) on Monday night, … Read More
Bristol Warren to stick with March school vacation
The Bristol Warren Regional School Committee voted Monday night to schedule next year’s Spring school vacation in March instead of … Read More
DEM issues non-contact advisory for Seekonk River
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public to refrain from contact recreation … Read More
Portsmouth names Lisa Mills as town's new finance director
PORTSMOUTH — In a 6-1 vote, the Town Council Monday night approved Town Administrator Richard Rainer Jr.’s recommendation to hire … Read More
Portsmouth to consider allowing tarps at transfer station
PORTSMOUTH — A local resident is asking the council to eliminate a rule prohibiting the use of tarps to unload yard debris at the … Read More
Maria da Conceicao Cabral, 97, of Bristol

Maria da Conceicao (Martins Sousa) Cabral, 97, of River Street, Bristol, passed away on April 18, 2018, at Crestwood Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel Cabral. Born in Aqua do …

Maria Eduarda Braga, 77, of Bristol

Carlos Vargas Cabral, 95, of Bristol

Letter: A note of gratitude following a tragedy To the editor: Like many parents, when I moved to Barrington 22 years ago, I thought it would be a good place to raise my son. I learned this week that it also the best place to live should every …
Letter: Reject marijuana growing ordinance To the editor:The Warren Town Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday April 26 and vote on the rezoning of our town for the growing of marijuana. To many this may seem innocuous now, but with …
Letter: Don't muzzle students' freedom of speech To the editor: To the teachers and parents of Barrington, Americans have always been proud about free speech. With the tumult of recent years, vocal citizens have turned that chaos into positive …
Barrington High School sailing team qualifies for nationals A group of Barrington High School students will compete for a national championship next month. The BHS sailing team finished third at the New England Championships last weekend and will travel to …
Portsmouth boys’ lacrosse team edged by Cumberland (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team was narrowly defeated by Cumberland Friday night at home, 7-6.
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 …

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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.