Young osprey rescued after premature flight

WESTPORT — The call came in one evening in late July: bird down in the Westport River. Westport residents Dora and Trip Millikin were out for a sunset ride in a dory on the west branch of the river …
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Westport's Schmid honored for clean water work

State Representative Paul Schmid (D-Westport) has been recognized for his support of efforts to expand Silent Spring Institute’s research of unregulated chemicals of concern in public and private …

Watershed calendar celebrates Westport’s beauty

The Westport River Watershed Alliance’s new 2017 photo calendar is now available now featuring local tide graphs and photos of Westport scenes. This year’s photos are the winners chosen from over …

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 …

East Bay Chamber honors three entrepreneurs

Three of the East Bay’s most successful entrepreneurs were honored Thursday night when the East Bay Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Dinner at the Ramada Banquet and Conference Center …

Legislator hopefuls square off in Warren forum

Candidates for Warren’s three General Assembly seats squared off in their first public forum, held last Thursday, Oct. 12 at Warren Town Hall. Candidates answered questions posed by …

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....

Huskies bring Home 41-7 win

The Huskies dominated Chariho to kick off Homecoming weekend with a 41-7 win. Mt. Hope took advantage of Chargers’ miscues throughout the game, jumping out to an early lead after recovering …

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 …
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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: 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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Jim McGaw

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.