Hugh Cole students mark Memorial Day in Warren

Memorial Day is not until Monday, but Hugh Cole students marked the somber occasion Friday morning by planting dozens of American flags around the elementary school and holding an assembly to honor …
Barrington Memorial Day activities planned for Monday
The Barrington Memorial Day activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Victory Field Memorial Gate at Barrington … Read More
New emergency siren bound for Warren Town Hall roof
Back in the days before modern communication equipment, the best way to alert Warren residents of danger in town was via a large siren … Read More
Portsmouth woman is gearing up for epic Arctic expedition
PORTSMOUTH — Breezy Grenier doesn’t mind the cold.  The 30-year-old Portsmouth resident goes scuba diving year round in New … Read More
Barrington voters leave appropriations committee intact
Following the budget votes at Wednesday night's financial town meeting, taxpayers were asked to vote on the committee on … Read More
East Providence's Cunha opts not to seek re-election for General Assembly seat
EAST PROVIDENCE — Helder Cunha, the state representative from District 64 in East Providence, announced in a press release his … Read More
Barrington voters reject $500,000 budget cut
Barrington taxpayers defeated a motion to cut $500,000 from the proposed budget during Wednesday night's financial town … Read More
Barrington resident: Build a better plan for Police Cove Park
The glare off the seashells is blinding Andy Thompson. The longtime Barrington resident squints behind his glasses as he looks out … Read More
Town moderator will miss tonight's FTM in Barrington
The person responsible for running Barrington's financial town meeting will not be attending this year's financial town … Read More
Former East Providence Manager Lemont passes away
EAST PROVIDENCE — Paul Lemont, an East Providence native, life-long resident and who twice served the city as its manager, passed … Read More
Obituaries
Donald N. Gavin, 91, of Little Compton

Donald N. Gavin, 91, of Little Compton passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at St. Anne's Hospital. He was the husband of Elinor (Peckham) Gavin. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in …

William W. Monast, 63, Warren

Luis P. Rego, 85, Rumford

Opinion
Letter: Thanks for supporting BHS sailing team To the editor: On behalf of the Barrington High School Club Sailing Team, we would like to thank everyone who helped us get to the ISSA High School Coed National Championships in Seabrook, Texas …
Letter: Mr. Clifford’s wish To the editor: Here we go again! “The BSC Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead” should be the title of the recent, sadly predictable annual FTM showdown foisted on taxpayers as …
Senate President Dominick Ruggerio is making a sure bet Kudos to Senator Dominick Ruggerio for pledging to seek the opinion of the Rhode Island Supreme Court about whether internet wagering on athletics requires voters’ approval. Yet, he should go a …
Sports
Westport tennis loses to Case The Westport High School tennis team lost a non-league home match to Case 4-1 on Monday afternoon. The loss drops the team’s overall record to 6-8.  “Case is having their best season in …
Tiverton loses division matchup to Mt. Hope, 12-5 The Tiverton baseball team lost to Mt. Hope 12-5 in a Division II home game on Friday evening. The loss gives the Tigers a 5-10 division record with three games to go in the season. The Tigers …
Barrington baseball beats Wheeler, loses to Mt. Hope Barrington hosted Wheeler on Thursday, May 17, for Senior Day, and started 9 seniors en route to a 5-3 win over the visitors. Barrington's record improved to 9-4-1 on 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.