Westport Selectman Dutra uninjured after rollover

Westport Selectman Craig Dutra emerged uninjured but sore after his car was struck Friday on Route 6 and rolled over. Mr. Dutra was westbound on Route 6 in his 2013 Honda at 11:12 a.m. when a 2005 …

Get a sneak preview of Portsmouth Dog Park Dec. 10, 17

PORTSMOUTH — If you can’t wait until spring to bring your pooch to Portsmouth’s first off-leash dog park, don’t fret. The Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee has …
Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Transparency. I was elected by the people to bring transparency to our City Government. I was informed on Friday that all of the appointments had been decided and were final. I have to question the …

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Photos: Santa turns on Bristol lights during Grand Illumination

Thousands crowded around the Burnside building on a chilly but calm December night as Santa Claus and two young helpers flipped the switch and turned on the Bristol Christmas lights along Hope Street …

RWU President Farish on Decision 2016

Invited to comment on the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, RWU President Donald J. Farish penned an essay November 15 for the Chronicle of Higher Education …

Fire causes extensive damage to East Providence home

EAST PROVIDENCE — A fire on Merrill Street, between North Broadway and Massasoit Avenue, forced residents from their home Friday night, Dec. 2.East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian reported …

Barrington's tree lighting is today, event starts at 2

Barrington's largest holiday celebration — the annual tree lighting festival — will be held today, Saturday, Dec. 3, at the town hall from 2 to 5 p.m.  The festival has become a …

Bristol officials to be sworn in Monday

With the vote recount finished, Steven Contente will officially be Bristol’s new town administrator when he is sworn in along with other town officials Monday night. Outgoing Town Councilman …
House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Wright Place — Sunday, Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m. Cape/Tudor, 4, 2, $349,900. Coldwell Banker, …

Isabelle Paine Middendorf, 86, Little Compton

A service celebrating the life of Isabelle Paine Middendorf, 86, of Little Compton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at First Baptist Old Stone Church in Tiverton with Mark Gelinas …

D. Alberta Andrade, 84, Westport

Sally Chace, 87, of Barrington

Michael William Spicer, 72, of Barrington and Newport

Edmund L. Alves, 90, of Bristol

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Just say no to fake news

November is a dark month for baseball fans. It’s too early to talk about spring training and the hot stove isn’t even warm—there’s just not that much to say right now. Rather …

It's time to shape up the R.I. Board of Elections

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Letter: A fond farewell to Mount Hope Farm

Things to do
Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

Chances are you have been to the Roger Williams Park Zoo—many times. But turn right instead of left, wend your way past the Carousel Village, swan boats, and stables, and you will come to one …

The halls are decked at Linden Place

A great day to tag a tree

Chorus of East Providence readies holiday concerts

Downtown Bristol to be bathed in sea of color

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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.