Warren police logs: Dog locked in van was OK

Monday, Sept. 19 Brennan C. Fisher, 26, of Providence, was charged with disorderly conduct/indecent exposure after police got a call just before 3:30 p.m. that a man was urinating on Makret …
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Newport County home sales mixed in August

Rhode Island’s single-family housing market continued its upward trend in August with statewide, year-over-year increases in completed and pending sales, as well as median sales price. Though sales …

Second bridge span is replaced in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second span in city to be overhauled using the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's "rapid replacement" method, the McCormick Quarry Bridge, was done so expediently …

BB gun bandit is on the loose in Barrington

Police in Barrington are on the look-out for a BB gun bandit, after two more people were victimized by well-aimed BBs last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, an official from the East Bay Mental Health …

Warren peers into the bay's health

Volunteers have spent much of the spring and summer taking small steps toward a huge goal — successfully reestablishing oysters in Warren’s waters. The bivalves were a part of the town’s …

NECAP, SAT results: Test scores mixed in Bristol Warren schools

Mt. Hope High School students are well above their Rhode Island peers in SAT scores, and Bristol-Warren elementary students are excelling in science.  However, middle school and high school …

Canvassers nix Cottrell try to become Tiverton voter

TIVERTON — By two successive unanimous votes, the three-member Tiverton Board of Canvassers (BofC) has found that Jonathan Cottrell does not maintain a "fixed and established" domicile, at either 35 Main Road or 29 Main Road in Tiverton, for purposes of voting.

East Providence council keep up water, synchronization talks

EAST PROVIDENCE — A couple of issues that have been on both the front and back burners at times through the last year-plus — interest charges on water payments and the synchronization of …

Westport man sent to prison for DUI crash that killed grandmother

A Westport man will serve five to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to the October 16, 2015, crash that claimed the life of a Dartmouth grandmother who was driving into Westport to buy fish …
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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.

Opinion
Letter: A steep price for start time change in Barrington

To the editor: After attending the school committee meeting on Sept. 7, I feel that our school committee thinks they have an unlimited check book.  As I sat and listened to the amount of …

Letter: Prior letter contained distortions, half-truths

Letter: Weak voting record for Barrington candidate

Letter: Barrington Middle School bond — teachers vs. bricks

Letter: Power shift needed on Barrington council

Police Report
Bristol Police: Crying child, egged car, suspicious man, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 12 and Sept. 17: Monday, Sept. 12 A resident complained of a neighbor leaving an old refrigerator outside with the …

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

Portsmouth Police respond 3 times to group home in same day

Things to Do
'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

“Beowulf” is a blast! Now, that sentence may seem incredulous to anyone who had to slog through the saga as part of freshman English required reading; but at Trinity Rep, trust me, …

Reaping the harvest as quickly as possible

Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

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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.