Police arrest East Providence man on five warrants

Barrington police arrested Joseph Ray Green, 33, of East Providence, on a warrant or capias from Superior Court. Officers had responded to the CVS Pharmacy in the Barrington Shopping Center for a …
Poachers dump four deer at Bristol nature preserve
State Department of Environmental Management (DEM) investigators earlier this week removed four deer carcasses dumped by poachers at a … Read More
Council backs accessibility improvements at two East Providence schools
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city council at its’ meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 20, approved a request by City Manager Tim Chapman to … Read More
Longtime Barrington resident celebrates 100th birthday
It was a wondrous occasion for Constance Martin-Biernacki, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday with many family members and … Read More
Obituaries
David A. McKivergan, formerly of Little Compton

David A. McKivergan died February 20, 2018, at his home in Rochester, NH. Despite his five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, he never lost his good humor, graciousness, and appreciative nature. …

Dolores A. Sousa, 86, Tiverton

Father John M. Lagomarsino, 78, of Bristol

Getting to the heart of the (#MeToo) matter
When Tarana Burke first coined the rallying cry #MeToo, she wasn't trying to ignite a Hollywood-driven national conversation about … Read More
Council amends zoning designation for proposed East Providence housing development
EAST PROVIDENCE — A proposal to construct an upscale housing development located on vacant land in Riverside owned by a noted local … Read More
Tiverton blows past Central Falls, heads to D-III Final
EAST PROVIDENCE- The Tiverton High School boys’ basketball team is headed back to the State Championship game after defeating … Read More
Warren's Water Street work expected to re-start soon
Expect to start seeing real improvements along Water Street — perhaps as early as March. The Warren Town Council is expected to … Read More
Directors stress East Providence’s drinking water is safe
EAST PROVIDENCE — The message was clear and definitive. East Providence’s drinking water is safe. The notice sent out to residents … Read More
Bristol Police arrest two for drunk driving
In addition to chasing down a loose donkey and telling people to go inside and be quiet, Bristol police officers made a couple arrests … Read More
Opinion
Letter: Now is a great time to install solar panels To the editor: In 2016 my husband and I took advantage of the Solarize Barrington program and installed solar panels on our home. At the same time, we began leasing an electric Volt, with gas …
Letter: Get involved(!) for the good of our schools A wise man, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” With the school budget a hot topic and a looming vote, we ask all Bristol and Warren …
Letter: Bristol can’t partner with YMCA on swim center Please accept my response to George Burman’s, “Town should re-explore YMCA partnership” letter in last week’s edition of The Bristol Phoenix. But, before I do, I would …
Sports
Barrington native sets school track record Barrington High School graduate and Troy University junior Michael Alvernaz set a school and meet record in the indoor track weight throw during a recent meet. While competing for the Trojans at …
East Providence cagers earn high school basketball accolades EAST PROVIDENCE — Shaniah Hazard earned the top accolades among the East Providence High School basketball contingent this winter, chosen by the league coaches as a member of both the All-Division …
Barrington Middle School girls lose in state finals The Curtis Corner jinx continues for the Barrington Middle School girls’ basketball team.  For the third time, the South Kingstown middle school entry has beaten the Lady Eagles in 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.