RIDOT announces another Pawtucket Avenue temporary closure

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced a pair of overnight closures for street paving accompanying the on-going reconstruction of the Pawtucket Avenue bridge …

Warren police logs: Snowing in June?

Monday, June 19 A caller from Overhill Road spotted a loose chicken in the yard. Police didn’t find any fowl play. A Main Street man said a friend took his money to buy things at the …
Opinion
Letter: Non-residents breaking Barrington Beach rules

To the editor: If you use Barrington Town Beach as often as I do, you might notice that a decision was made by our Town Council to open our beach to non-residents for a daily fee of $10 per …

More Local News

Tiverton Democrats endorse charter candidates

TIVERTON —The Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) will endorse eight candidates for the July 18=Tiverton Charter Commission election: • Michael Burk (D) • Michael Janick …
PORTSMOUTH TOWN COUNCIL NOTES

Portsmouth formally adopts $61.86M budget for 2017-18

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night approved a $61.86 million budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 that adds about $1.2 million to the current spending plan but also lowers the tax rate by …

Portsmouth facing ‘perfect storm’ on waste management

PORTSMOUTH — Faced with a “perfect storm” that’s making it increasingly expensive to dispose of Portsmouth’s trash, the town will survey residents on possible waste …

Youngsters take top prizes in Fourth Foot Race

Two nine-year-olds beat runners as much as three years older than them to claim the top prize in the 31st annual Fourth of July foot races last weekend. Jackson Cicchinelli won the sprint at the …

Barrington residents prep for Pan-Mass Challenge

Twenty-two Barrington residents are gearing up for this year's Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon that has raised more than $500 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber …
Business
Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Obituaries
Manuel Arruda, 75, Bristol

Manuel “Phil” Arruda, 75, of Bristol, passed away on June 27 at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Sandrea (Cordeiro) Arruda for 53 years. Born in Sao Miguel,  Acores, he was the …

Cora F. Guido, 89, Bristol

Benjamin F. Lewis 95, Tiverton

Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Charles Lee Remington, 70, formerly of Bristol

Jose Angelo Melo, 75, Bristol

Sports
Barrington drops All Star opener to Riverside, 10-9

The Barrington Little League 12U Majors All Star team came up one run short, losing 10-9 against Riverside in a District II opener at Sherwood Field in Barrington on Monday night, June …

Portsmouth girl takes 3rd in Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

Warren Athletics win Little League Minor Division Championship

Morikawa claims 56th playing of Northeast Amateur

Golf tournament to fund higher education

Opinion
Letter: Moderately confused?

To the editor: Hi Ken. I’m amused at how a little sarcasm bothers you so much. And, I’m surprised that you didn’t follow your own self-serving rhetoric to “engage in mature …

Letter: Spring’s rainy days produced summer surprises

Letter: Tiverton's Charter isn’t merely about FTR and finances

Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ Association questions deserve answers

Letter: TTA charter slate offers townspeople win-win

Things to do
Becky Chace, Neal and the Vipers rock Independence Park Tuesday

One of the most popular musicians in the Fourth of July Concert Series makes her return to Independence Park Tuesday, followed by another popular local band making its Bristol debut as the concert …

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

Funk, rock and groove take center stage at Fourth Concert Series Monday

Independence Park goes country Sunday night

Swing to the oldies in Independence Park Saturday

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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.