Barrington board allows dog walking in cemeteries

The Barrington Cemetery Commission recently made the decision to allow dog walking on local cemeteries, but officials might be second-guessing that move. Shortly after allowing dog walkers onto …
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Westport/Dartmouth Spooky Walk cancelled

This announcement just in from the Westport Land Conservation Trust .... I regret to inform you that due to the high likelihood of heavy rain and thunderstorms this evening, we have opted to …

Electricity returns to Pomham Rocks Lighthouse in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The "light" should soon once again shine brightly from the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, the historic structure located off shore in Riverside....

Off the Market: Home sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns across the East Bay: Barrington 12 Manning Drive — $ 320,000 64 Massasoit Ave. — $378,000 34 Fessenden Road …

Local author's second novel 'infused with heart and soul'

Author Eva Pasco (aka Patricia Salerno; her nom de plume is a tribute to her mother, Eva, and father, Pasco) claims she embodies the characters she likes to write about in her preferred genre of …

Gallery: Looff Carousel 'Spooktakular'

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Halloween Spooktackular at the Crescent Park Carousel took place early evening Saturday, Oct. 15, in Riverside. Events included face painting, children's crafts and a mini …

Barrington women plan Yoga Pants Parade past letter writer's house

Knapton Street in Barrington will play host to a "Yoga Pants Parade" on Sunday afternoon. Why Knapton Street? Well, that's where Alan Sorrentino lives, and he's the resident who recently wrote a …

Eagle pride shines bright on homecoming

School spirit was on display at Barrington High School's homecoming event on Friday night at Victory Field. Students from all four classes enjoyed a parade of floats and later crowned a king and …

‘Extraordinary’ life of service

Frederico “Fred” Pacheco wore many hats in his 79 years. He was an immigrant who brought his family to the U.S. from the Azores; a businessman who owned his own travel agency; a Rotarian; …
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Back to School 2016

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Letter: Plenty of reasons to vote yes on middle school bond

To the editor: When my wife Trisha and I moved to Barrington 37 years ago, we came because of the reputation of the town and the school system.  In that time, the schools, and especially …

Letter: The price is not right with middle school bond

Can promissory notes be used in Medicaid planning?

Vote approve on Question 2: Ethics

Letter: Free speech, and free to wear what you want

Police Report
Portsmouth police, firefighters host open house on Sunday

The fire and police departments will be hosting a joint open house at their respective stations from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. Families and friends are invited to attend and meet local …

'Hillary Clinton' and 'Roger Goodell' gravestones go missing

Driver charged with DWI after car flips over in Portsmouth

Warren police logs: Suspicious clown shows up in backyard

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' men, campaign theft, more clown hysteria

Things to Do
First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

David Podsnap was up to his neck in chores Monday. With a store (Podsnappery/Galactic Theatre) to run, a new album to finish recording and appointments to make, he was full out. But Warren Walkabout …

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

Put more fiber in your diet — use white whole wheat flour

'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

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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.