East Providence advances to girls' tennis finals

LINCOLN — The East Providence High School girls' tennis team will play for the Division III championship after the Townies dispatched a pesky Cranston East side, 4-2, in the semifinals under the …
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Portsmouth Town Council candidates talk about revenue

PORTSMOUTH — As part of our election coverage, the Portsmouth Times recently asked the 16 candidates for Town Council to answer three questions:  1. As a candidate for Town …

Guiteras evacuated after plumbing issue

Students were evacuated from Guiteras School Wednesday afternoon after a plumbing issue forced them to empty the building. The Bristol Warren Regional School District announced the evacuation on …

Warren voters have power to change town charter

Warren voters have much to decide when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This year, considerable real estate on the ballot is made up of local questions; many of them ask for voter approval …

Barrington police stop wrong-way driver on Wampanoag Trail

Barrington police responded to a possible DUI incident at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. An officer spotted a car driving south in the northbound lane of the Wampanoag Trail. The officer was able …

Warren rocks out at Walkabout

You could hear the music from all the way down to Franklin Street, and you could feel the good vibes everywhere. Downtown Warren turned into an open air concert hall Sunday, as Discover Warren and …

How much do you know about the school start time changes?

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., there will be a School Start Time Information Night at Barrington High School in the John R. Gray Auditorium. This will be an opportunity for the …

Sakonnet River, lower bay shellfishing ban remains

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced late Tuesday that harvesting of carnivorous snails, including whelk and moon snails, is now permitted in lower Narragansett …

East Providence City Council passes final FY16-17 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council at a brief special session held Tuesday night, Oct. 25, gave its formal backing to a revised version of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. The …
Margaret Annette 'Judy' Schantz, 92, Barrington

Margaret Annette "Judy" Schantz, 92, died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The daughter of Colonel Richard Booth and Mary Dorothy Pierce-Hughes, Judy was born in Rhyl, Wales on Oct. 9, 1924. She was the …

Joseph Moretti, 93, Barrington

Beverly J. Malin, 87, Barrington

Joan L. Best Cole, of Barrington

Joan B. Cain, 79, Barrington

Dennis Scott Warren, 61, of Tiverton

Gary G. Sylvia, 59, Warren

Florence Allen, 86, Bristol

Ward L. Sears, 75, Bristol

Albert Laroche, 88, Bristol

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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Letter: Please vote Gina Pine for school committee

To the editor: Serving as an elected official is not an easy job. I commend those that have been dedicated to serve on our behalf.  Over the last year I have gotten more involved with …

Letter: Time to say good-bye, Jan Malik

Vote ‘No’ on Warren charter question 11

Letter: We need candidates who care about reducing gun violence

Silencing me was un-Democratic

Police Report
Passenger charged with hitting driver in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Tuesday, Oct. 18 Patrick O. Swistak, 33, of 21 Hunter Ave., Newport, was charged at …

Police trace death threats back to local teenagers

Warren police logs: Gorilla(?) in the streets

Chief: Support for new Portsmouth police station seems strong

Yoga pants letter writer says he has received death threats

Things to Do
Halloween parade in Portsmouth on Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Common Fence Point will host its fourth annual Halloween celebration from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. The family-friendly event is free, and everyone in Portsmouth is …

Combat chilly weather with this colorful tomato/egg dish

Portsmouth police, firefighters host open house on Sunday

First Warren washes, then Warren Walkabout

East Bay Restaurant Week is Nov. 11-20

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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.