Bristol arrests: Domestic strangulation, DUI, assault, and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Cesar Rodriguez, 35, of 55 15th St., West Babylon, NY, was charged with violating a no contact order after police were called to …
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Artists design their guns for peace

For so many Americans, gun violence has become a top-of-mind issue, but one about which we feel helpless to effect change. For Boris Bally, a metalsmith and 10-year resident of Barrington, the …

Did Bristol senior center director double dip?

Town Administrator Steven Contente has cut the senior center director’s salary in half after saying she was “double dipping” by taking salary from a substance abuse prevention grant …

State budget impasse could mean less money for Barrington schools

The Rhode Island General Assembly's budget impasse may result in less state aid for Barrington schools. According to information from the local school department, Barrington could stand to receive …

Providence Country Day School lists third trimester honors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, …

Eagle Scout employs lessons learned from house fire

Aaron Sousa was 14 and off to school on the morning of May 7, 2013 when a sudden fire tore through his family’s 89 Jillian Way home in Westport. The Sousa’s have since rebuilt on the same …
Business
Jeweler: ‘I believe in the arts in Bristol’

The ongoing revitalization of the Wood Street neighborhood takes another step forward Friday with the opening of a new jewelry gallery that brings a unique style to the Bristol arts scene. Kendall …

Obituaries
Service Saturday for Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi, Little Compton

If you knew Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi  (June 11, 1923 - December 1, 2016), please join family and friends in a celebration of her life at the United Congregational Church, Little Compton, on …

Richard L. Melies, 81 of Barrington

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

Gerald Anthony Mederos, 57, Bristol

Domenic M. Castigliego, 89, Bristol

Thomas Andrews Jr., 58, Warren

Sports
Barrington defeats Rumford 12-2 for District 2 Championship

Needing to complete a two game sweep of Rumford, the Barrington bats came alive in the forth inning. Down 2-0, Barrington exploded with everyone contributing to the fourth inning rally. JC …

Barrington 9-10 All Stars defeat Newport, 9-0

Barrington Juniors All Stars win, force a deciding game

Portsmouth 11s All-Stars win in grand fashion, advance to states

Barrington's 10U Majors All Stars win district title

Opinion
Letter: We're going to make seniors work for the town?

To the editor: And so, now the citizens of this town want to reduce retirees to second class citizens, who have paid their fair share to support this town for far more years then some of you ever …

Commentary: Gerry fought the battle to the end, with gusto

Letter: ‘Nope, I own a farm!’ — a sad response to cruelty

Letter: Animal atrocities — despite the outrage, little has changed

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

Things to do
Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

PORTSMOUTH — The 14th annual Common Fence Point 5 Mile Road Race and 3 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Common Fence Point Community Hall on Anthony …

Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

East Providence Heritage Fest 2017: 'A Townie Homecoming'

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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.