Barrington police investigating home break-in

Barrington police are investigating a break-in at a Rogers Avenue home that took place on Wednesday, Aug. 16. One of the residents said she was asleep at about 1:40 a.m. when her dog's barking …
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Warren man charged in theft of tools, alcohol

A Warren man has been charged with possession of stolen tools reportedly taken from a home improvement store earlier this year, and deemed a habitual shoplifter after allegedly stealing a bottle of …

Barrington police looking for owner of chicken

Did you lose your chicken? Barrington police took custody of a chicken that was found running loose on town property near 11 Primrose Hill Road on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Police believe it is a …

Warren closes transfer station to Barrington residents

For years, Barrington residents were allowed to bring their trash to the Warren transfer station as part of an agreement between the two neighboring towns. But recently Warren officials began …

Are you ready for the first day of school in Portsmouth?

PORTSMOUTH — The first day of school in Portsmouth is Wednesday, Aug. 30. Here’s some important information to help you get ready. School hours While every student has a …
Obituaries
Michael Moniz, 54, Tiverton

Michael Moniz, 54, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.  Born in Fall River, he was the son of John Moniz and the late Olivia (Arruda) Moniz. He was an assistant winemaker at …

Lydia Mello, 87, Bristol

Andria A. Cappelletti, 64, Bristol

Elaine L. Samson, 85, Bristol

John H. Pacheco, 82, Tiverton

Kenneth F. Braz, 63, formerly of Tiverton

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An event to eclipse all others

Not making plans to view the solar eclipse next Monday because Rhode Island is not in the path of totality? That's kind of like not buying a lottery ticket unless the jackpot is over $100 million. …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

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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.