Portsmouth Middle School celebrates Intergenerational Day

PORTSMOUTH — There were a few more shades of gray at Portsmouth Middle School Friday, and students were all the happier for it. The school held its annual Intergenerational Day on Friday in …

Guiteras students battle ‘Space Pirates’ this weekend

Students from Guiteras School will battle bullies, aliens and “Space Pirates” on stage this weekend as they present an award winning children’s play Friday through Sunday. The …
Opinion
Legislature should pass Raimondo ethics reforms

Kudos to Governor Gina Raimondo for proposing sound ethics legislation. Her bills include barring anyone with overdue campaign fines from running for office and one for auditing 25 percent of all …

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Westport River Watershed Alliance welcomes new board

Westport River Watershed Alliance welcomed new board members and heard from George Heufelder about traditional and newer septic system options at last weekend’s annual meeting. Board members and …

Building a business, one cocktail at a time

What to do when you have a day job, and a night job, and you discover that something you have a talent for also happens to fill a much-needed niche market? If you are Bristol residents Sandra Dugan …

Portsmouth students recognized for achievements in art, music

PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee set aside a good portion of Tuesday’s meeting to celebrate local student Scholastic Music and Art Award winners for 2017. Here are the students …

Barrington budget calls for $8,000 cut to senior center

The proposed municipal budget is calling for reductions in the amount of money the town spends for temporary and part-time help in the recreation department and at the senior center. The proposal …

In Bristol Warren's PASS program, failure is no option

This time last year, Taressa Brownell was lost. The Mt. Hope High School junior was failing many of her classes. She seldom went to class. And though she had always dreamed of owning her own …
Business
From rural China to American entrepreneur

As a young child in rural China, Lei Nichols learned early about the relationship between food and medicine. Her grandmother would prepare soups rich with all-natural ingredients that also have …

Obituaries
Bertha M. Nestell, 89, Barrington

Bertha M. (Hurlbut) Nestell, 89, of Maple Avenue, Barrington, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 with a private graveside service and Christian Burial on March 24, 2017. Widow of Delbert R. …

Anthony L. Memmolo, 72, East Providence

Pearle S. Perkins, 97, formerly of Bristol

Eleanor Atwater Byers, Little Compton

Emily Camara, 100, Bristol

Richard J. Barresi, 83, Westport

Sports
Tiverton fencer wins bronze in Boston

Tiverton’s Alexandra McDonald won a bronze medal in Division II Women’s Foil at a regional fencing competition held St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Boston Fencing Club in Brighton, Mass.  The …

Portsmouth defeats Barrington in unified hoops (photos)

Nayatt 5K promises 'This race is no joke!'

Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Opinion
Hungry? Check out your local library

I don’t want to be a millennial. Alas, I don’t have a choice in the matter. We get a bad rap. I’m part of a generation who has one foot in an analog world and the other in digital. …

Prescription pad not the only path to pain relief

What you should know about 'third-party' special needs trusts

Editorial: Bristol Warren schools short-changed again

Letter: Rep. Hearn, be part of the solution

Things to do
KMS to stage ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

A giant ogre, a faithful donkey, a beautiful princess and an assortment of well-known fairy tale characters will sing and dance their way across the Kickemuit Middle School stage this weekend. The …

Prominent historic architect invites you to lunch

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

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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.