Warren man chases and films larceny suspect, police arrest two

An alert resident armed with a cell phone and good memory helped lead to the arrest of two people suspected of larceny and attempted larceny around the School and Washington street areas earlier this …
Barrington police warn teens found with fake guns at Zion
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross is asking parents to check their children's toy guns and make sure the orange safety tips are … Read More
Proposed Portsmouth budget calls for 3.59% hike in tax rate
PORTSMOUTH — Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr.’s proposed municipal budget for fiscal 2019 beginning July 1 calls for a 3.59 … Read More
East Providence continues consistent climb towards firm financial footing
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence is on as firm a financial footing as it’s been this decade, holding in its coffers an amount of … Read More
Notable Bay View alumnae McSally claims sexual abuse by former coach
One of St. Mary Academy-Bay View’s most famous alumnae has made a startling revelation, claiming she was sexually abused while a … Read More
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 … Read More
Year one, in the can
Around 8 or 9 in the morning, long before most people have beer on the brain, Rob DaRosa and Katie Gray are thinking by about beer by … Read More
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 … Read More
Barrington resident wins Scholastic Art and Writing award
Bill Wu, a Barrington resident and senior at School One in Providence, won a gold medal at this year’s Scholastic Art and … Read More
More than 200 turn out for Earth Day beach cleanup in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Dave McLaughlin of Clean Ocean Access (COA) beamed as he watched car after car pass him as drivers were directed to … Read More
Obituaries
Marvin D. Perry, 88, of Bristol

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 20.0px 'Times New Roman'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Marvin D. Perry, age 88, of Bristol, died April 19, 2018, at …

Marilyn P. Readyhough, 77, of Barrington

Robert F. Kittell, 89, Warren

Opinion
Giovanni Feroce thinks out of the box Nobody could legitimately accuse Giovanni Feroce of thinking small. His penchant for bold, well thought-out ideas was fully evident in a prelude last week to his May 20th announcement as a Republican …
Letter: Stronger gun laws needed to make us all safer To the editor:  To supporters of the current gun control laws: As a concerned student at Barrington High School looking for a way to make a safer country, I don't believe that you should be …
Letter: Rising tax bills are pushing people out of Barrington To the editor: The Princeton Study is a study by Martin Gilens, professor at Princeton University, and Benjamin I. Page, a Northwestern university professor.   The study basically says …
Sports
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.
Volvo Ocean Race: Six teams will compete in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and …
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …

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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.