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Local Scout sets up start of Sabin Point Park memorial garden in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Last Saturday morning, Oct 13, a hearty group of volunteers led by local youngster Liam Wojas began the installation of a “reflection garden” and brick walkway at …
Portsmouth firefighters open station to public (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department hosted an open house to the public on Saturday. The event featured tours of the fire … Read More
Barrington police: Three businesses sell tobacco to minor
Barrington police said three local businesses failed a tobacco sales compliance check conducted last week. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a … Read More
Portsmouth's Glen Park goes to the dogs
PORTSMOUTH — Four-legged friends took over Glen Park Sunday afternoon for the 29th annual Heart & Sole Walk for Animals. The event … Read More
Vandals strike Escobar farm's corn maze in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Lori Clarke held aloft a possible clue that was left behind after one or more vandals struck the Escobar's Highland … Read More
Black Ships Festival returning to Bristol
After a successful first showing at Independence Park this past July, the Black Ships Festival returns to Bristol next summer for its … Read More
‘Don’t give up’ signs send messages of hope
Mysterious signs with positive messages have been popping up all over Bristol, offering a stark contrast to the cluttered landscape of … Read More
Obituaries
Filomena D. “Phyllis” Donahue, 95, of Bristol Mrs. Filomena D. “Phyllis” (Fiorito) Donahue, age 95, of Lafayette Drive, Bristol, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’ s Manor, Bristol, surrounded by her loving …
Francis “Frank” S. Mancini, age 77, of Bristol Mr. Francis “Frank” S. Mancini, age 77, of Silver Creek Manor, and formerly of Burton Street, Bristol, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Silver Creek Manor, with his loving family …
Clare P. Boyd, 100, Westport Clare P. (O'Toole) Boyd, 100, of Westport, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Catholic Memorial Home. She was the wife of the late John C. Boyd. Mrs. Boyd was born in New Bedford, …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, with a 4-0 shutout of visiting St. Raphael in a Division II …
Barrington athletes fare well in fencing competitions Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) challenged the competition for medals at an unclassified tournament sponsored by Worcester Fencing Club recently. The …
Two second half goals boost Wildcats over Wareham, 2-0 The Wildcats field hockey team beat Wareham 2-0 to boost their record to 5-1-3. The win gave the team 13 points and qualified the team for the state tournament. “It’s a big deal to make the …
Freshman scores first goal in win over Cranston West Midfielder Joviana Goldstein scored her first goal with two minutes left in the game to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Cranston West at Vendituolli Field on Friday evening. The win boosted the …
Opinion
Letter: Incumbent Tiverton council does not deserve re-election To the editor: Should the incumbent Tiverton Town Council be re-elected?  That is the first question that Tiverton voters should be asking.  Based upon the actions of the Town Council over …
Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers Assn. — Can’t prove it but all indications are … To the editor: Some readers may have seen on Bill Maher’s HBO program his humorous, “I can’t prove it’s true ...” segment.  Two national examples might be the following: ‘I can’t …
Letter: Putting fear in Barrington residents To the editor: We were reading the council question of the week, and the false unsupported statements made by the candidates. Once again we would like to clarify to the town council candidates …
Letter: Thanks for supporting Booster Day To the editor: The Booster Club would like to thank the student athletes and community donors who made our recent Booster Day a huge success! More than 100 student-athletes participated in our …

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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.