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Warren landmark closes its doors

Decades of history, countless friendships and tight-knit bonds were shattered Monday morning when dozens of employees of the former Country Inn on Market Street learned rather unceremoniously that …
‘Hold them in our thoughts and in our hearts’
PORTSMOUTH — The time is now to uncover and preserve the stories of grandparents and great-grandparents who served in World War I, … Read More
Stop by Holy Angels Church for 'Turkey Bingo'
Holy Angels Parish on Maple Avenue in Barrington is welcoming people 18 and older to its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bingo. The fun … Read More
World War II display commemorates veterans in downtown Bristol
Sunday nights were for the girls — at least that’s how it was at Pat Sullivan Fonseca’s house, during the height of World War … Read More
Tap-In needs your help, so they can help others
On Nov. 17, the nonprofit agency Tap-In (Touch A Person In Need) will provide the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner to 350 East Bay … Read More
Police officers participating in 'No Shave November'
Approximately 13 members of the Barrington Police Department have enrolled in the "No Shave November" Awareness Program which takes … Read More
Remembering the Puniello brothers — five siblings, five veterans
Carmine Puniello immigrated to the USA in 1909 from Frosolone, Italy. Thirteen years later he and his wife Anna built their home on 76 … Read More
Obituaries
Frances E. Silva, 83, Little Compton Frances E. (LeBlanc) Silva, 83, of Little Compton, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at home.  She was the wife of the late Francisco M. Silva. Mrs. Silva was born in Fall River, …
Mona M. Macomber , 97, Westport Mona M. Macomber , 97, of Westport, died November 5, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger F. Macomber, to whom she was married for 65 years. She was born in …
Sports
Tiverton soccer beats East, 4-0, heads to D-III championship The Tiverton Tigers varsity girls’ soccer team has secured a spot in the Division III finals after defeating Cranston East 4-0 on Wednesday, Nov. 7. After losing to the Thunderbolts at the …
Barrington volleyball advances to Division I semifinals The Barrington High School girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the Division I semifinals with a 3-1 victory over Cranston East in the quarterfinals on Thursday night, Nov. 8.  Playing …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Wildcats to play in the South Division 3 final four Westport volleyball romped 14th seeded Coyle & Cassidy 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-15) on Tuesday night to gain the 2018 MIAA Girls Volleyball South Division-3 final four. The Wildcats play Bourne …
Opinion
Letter: Suddenly rudeness is a concern for Mr. Trump? To the editor: In his post-election news conference, Mr. Trump ranted at two reporters, calling them rude — and went on to belittle them. Trump calling others rude is rich.  He is the one …
Birthright citizenship is not a cut and dry proposition Perennially, the common law concept of birthright citizenship comes back into the news. President Donald Trump has thrust the issue full stage and center when he proposed that he will stop the …
Letter: Thank you all for your support during the campaign I am writing this letter on Monday, Nov. 5, obviously without knowing the outcome of tomorrow’s election, because for what I’d like to say today, the result is irrelevant. It has been …
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …

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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.