Bay View, Riverside Middle School teams earn accolades at First LEGO competition

The FIRST LEGO League Rhode Island State Championship, a science-based robotics competition, was held Saturday, Jan. 14, on the campus of Roger Williams University.The St. Mary Academy-Bay View …

Should Portsmouth be paying for repairs to ferry dock in Bristol?

PORTSMOUTH — Saying it first wants to review a contract between the Prudence Island ferry operator and the Town of Bristol, the Town Council Monday night tabled a request to chip in …
Opinion
Editorial: Snow-blind drivers

Everyone in Rhode Island knows the feeling. You wake up in the morning to a sea of white outside your window. You lace up the boots, dreading the task of digging out of the driveway, knowing …

Latest News

Edwards named to House leadership posts

House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) has been chosen to serve on the House Finance, Judiciary, Oversight and Labor committees for the 2017-18 legislative …

East Providence schools seek substitutes, recognize pre-K contributors

EAST PROVIDENCE — As happens at most of its forums, the school committee touched on a wide range of topics during its Tuesday, Jan. 10, meeting including the lack of substitute teachers …

Barrington home sells for $3.5 million

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the sale of the home at 91 Nayatt Road in Barrington for $3.5 million.  It is the highest sale in Barrington since …

Barrington schools avoiding spike in flu cases

On Wednesday, the Rhode Island Department of Health announced that the flu was "widespread" in the Ocean State, but according to Barrington officials the hard-hitting bug has, so far, spared local …

Westport’s animal case costs approach $200,000

Town expenses stemming from the American Legion Highway animal cruelty saga are estimated to be in the range of $150,000 to $200,000, selectmen said at their last meeting in December. In the …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 500 Middle Highway — $337,000 8 Western Ave. — $264,000 4 Tallwood Drive — …

Obituaries
Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

Jane L. (Santos) Young, 72, of Westport, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at home surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late Robert A. Young. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late …

Margaret (Vaccaro) Caizzi, 95, Bristol

Catherine Ann (Ballirano) Suriani, 88, formerly of Barrington

Robert M. Stone, of Barrington

Anthony Marcello Sr., of Barrington

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

Sports
Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Stretches of cold shooting hurt the Westport boys basketball team Friday as the Wildcats lost to Bishop Connolly 70-58 in Westport. Still, the teams were close before the visitors hit on a series …

Girls Basketball: Pesky Tigers best Mt. Hope

Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

Barrington athletes compete at Dartmouth meet

Opinion
Violet: Some leftovers from 2016

One has to wonder if being a Rhode Island politician means never having to say you are sorry. Some stories broke in 2016 and the public has not seen any resolution concerning them. Here’s a …

Letter: Why this man is joining the Women's March

Will Trump trump Providence?

Losing our place in the league

A little resolve goes a long way

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

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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.