East Providence School Committee holds first FY16-17 budget workshop

EAST PROVIDENCE — The school committee conducted the first of two scheduled workshops on its Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget Tuesday night, Aug. 23, the board hearing the figures specifically associated …
Painter injured when ladder strikes power line in Barrington

Barrington police and fire crews responded to a house at the corner of Barton Avenue and County Road on Monday morning, after a painter working there was electrocuted. Read more Barrington police …

Police: Woman hit Portsmouth man in head with car mirror

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week.

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Grand Jury indicts East Providence man on numerous counts

PROVIDENCE — The Providence County Grand Jury reported out and indictment charging Miguel Dejesus, of East Providence with three counts of first degree robbery, two counts of assault with intent to …

Bristol Warren school district cuts two buses from fleet

The Bristol Warren Regional School District has been able to remove two school buses from the road in an attempt to save money, thanks to a pilot program asking parents to register their kids to …

Barrington students 'test drive' new Chromebooks

A group of soon-to-be sixth-graders wandered down a hall outside the middle school library on Monday morning and stopped to peer through a window.  Realizing that they had missed the entrance …

East Providence schools ready for start of Pre-K program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Department's state-funded Pre-Kindergarten program commences with the start of the 2016-17 term next week in classrooms at Martin Middle School and …

Former Mt. Hope soccer star is a Hall of Famer

Mt. Hope High School graduate and former Rhode Island College soccer star Kyle Teixeira will be inducted into the Little East Conference Athletic Hall of Fame, the conference announced. Mr. …

Warren police logs: No, that's not marijuana — it's a skunk.

Monday, August 15A Cutler Street caller complained that someone copied checks and then used them to withdraw funds.Electrical supplies were reported stolen from a building on Main Street.Donald L. …

Harmful algae found in Little Compton, Portsmouth reservoirs

State health officials are advising people to avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton, Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth, and North Easton Pond in Middletown because of blue-green …

Gallery: 'the looff' arts festival in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second annual "the looff" arts festival took place Saturday, Aug. 20, at Crescent and Larisa Parks in the Riverside section of the city.East Providence Post and …
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Opinion
Letter: Share in Rhode Island's Hope at Statehouse

In 1664, Rhode Island's seal emerged depicting an anchor with the word "Hope.” Given these two elements, plus Roger Williams’ evangelical background, the motto probably comes from the …

Letter: Closed landfills can boost town’s ‘Renewable Now!’ effort

Letter: Don’t glorify the cat killer

Is Trump's ignorance and nastiness a strategy?

Autism + high school = take your time

Police Report
Bristol Police: Stolen car, stolen dinghy, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15: Monday, Aug. 8 Officers responded to a possible domestic violence situation on Constitution Street …

Officials offer reward for East Providence arson information

Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, unruly beach goer, and more

State investigates suspicious Warren fire

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‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Newport County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will celebrate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island this …

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

Hollihock Writers Conference: three days of inspiration

East Providence libraries celebrate Parks Service centennial

Portsmouth's history comes alive this Sunday

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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.