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Admirers commemorate dedication of Mutter Athletic Complex

EAST PROVIDENCE — About three dozen family and friends gathered on a splendid early Fall Saturday morning, Sept. 22, for a ceremony formally marking the dedication of the softball fields and …
Ground zero for 1938 Hurricane: More vulnerable than ever
On the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Hurricane’s devastating blow to Island Park and elsewhere, Town Historian Jim Garman talked … Read More
Warren passes on $400,000 open space purchase
Town officials have been making a push to preserve open space across town for several years, but members of the Warren Town Council … Read More
Temple celebrates high holiday by giving to Tap-In
Sacrificing for religious beliefs is an ancient tradition and at Temple Habonim members of the synagogue have turned that sacrifice … Read More
Dispute surfaces over Nockum Hill property
Barrington police responded to a boundary line dispute on George Street near the Nockum Hill property last week. On Thursday, Sept. … Read More
It's coworker vs. coworker for Bristol Town Clerk
A couple of minutes before the 4 p.m. filing deadline on June 27, Melissa Cordeiro, who has served as a senior clerk in the Bristol … Read More
Bristol board approves historic Longfield condo plan
The Bristol Planning Board approved a proposal to rehabilitate the historic home at 1200 Hope St., known as “Longfield,” last … Read More
Obituaries
Joseph Faria Jr. “Joe Bristol” Joe would like to let you know that his work here is done. He received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse. His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where he will be socializing, …
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Sports
East Providence girls' soccer squad seeks its footing in new league EAST PROVIDENCE — After being one of two dominant teams in Division III the last few years, the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team recently opened up play in new digs, Division II, …
East Providence edges St. Raphael in league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Fresh off a non-league win against Mt. Hope in the lead up to the league season, the East Providence High School football team opened its Division I regular season in the win …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. 17. Barrington's number three singles player Elizabeth Wang won her match …
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees in town. A proposal drafted by Barrington Town Manager Jim …
Opinion
Letter: Tiverton - Don't just vote for the first seven on the ballot To the editor: I urge Tiverton residents to watch the June 25, 2018 Town Council meeting  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5erPgoa1hr0  Start at 1 hour 22 minutes) and witness just one of …
Letter: Bells, not whistles, best for bikes To the editor: Old Westport roads, two-lanes, usually wind between stone walls, under shade when white oaks aren’t blighted.  I have read many books while walking, including Milton’s Paradise …
The House of Representatives may not be the same While the focus on elections last week was primarily on the gubernatorial races (and lesser so, the race for Lieutenant Governor) an interesting story was developing on the legislative front that may …
I'll remember Matt Harris's giant, infectious smile To the editor: This letter is not just a tribute to the late Matt Harris — I was his neighbor and friend of his youth, but also a salute to Warren’s Finest and his fellow fire fighters …

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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.