Celebrating the road to recovery

The Bristol Health Equity Zone hosted its first Recovery Rally on Town Common Saturday from noon-3 p.m., aiming to encourage those going through the addiction recovery process and help others just …
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Tonight's forum focuses on proposed new middle school in Barrington

Barrington Middle School teacher Kelly Polando stood inside the technology room and shared some bad news with the superintendent, the principal and the director of finance and …

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 …

Barrington schools have a new homework policy

Students spoke, and Barrington school leaders listened. About a year ago, students at the high school participated in a survey, the results of which loudly criticized the amount of homework they …

Mt. Hope names academic all-stars

Twenty-seven Mt. Hope High School student-athletes excel not just on the field but in the classroom, earning distinction as scholar athletes. The school honored the students during half-time at …

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 …
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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: Thanks for helping unload all the pumpkins

To the editor: St. John's Church extends an enormous thank you to the members of the community who helped unload pumpkins on Sunday. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, East Bay Rowers, BHS FBLA and NHS …

Letter: Why I’m voting for Jason Knight

Heckert’s letter was an insult to property owners

Statement (Heckert): Improved parking crucial to a thriving downtown

Letter: A steep price for start time change in Barrington

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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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.