Nearly 50 years later, Barrington resident learns she's an All-American
Margaret Kane earned a new title recently. The longtime Barrington resident discovered earlier this fall that she was an … Read More
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody
EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press … Read More
Santa goes for breakfast in Warren
Santa paid a visit to the Central Fire Station in Warren Sunday morning, spending a few hours with friends during the department's … Read More
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RIDOT announces Newman Avenue Bridge work closures
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of … Read More
Local powerlifter captures three world records
And though she be but little, she is fierce.  — ShakespeareOf course, Shakespeare's words were spoken by Helena, … Read More
St. Andrew's School expands post-grad program
St. Andrew's School in Barrington is now offering seven new courses in its expanded post-graduate curriculum. Included among the … Read More
House Hunt: 22 homes open for viewing this weekend
There's snow, holiday shopping, fairs, festivals and music, but despite all the distrations, the real estate market chugs along. More … Read More
Former Barrington resident finishes in top 10 in Miss Teen pageant
Former Barrington resident Cassidy Edmondson recently participated in the 2017 Miss Teen pageant competition. Out of the 80 … Read More
Bristol: Arrests for DUI, drugs, shoplifting and domestic assault
Following are incidents and arrests involving the Bristol Police Department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Officers made several arrests, … Read More
Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini passed away at his home on December 5, 2017. Ron was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, RI to Camillo V. Mancini and Alyda (DeWilde) Mancini. Ron grew up in Barrington, RI …

Beatrice Barton, 97, Westport

Gail A. Hanley, 70, of Westport

Lisa Ferris Sylvester, 47, of Remsen, N.Y.

Laura Mary Brisson, 95, Warren

Angelina Souza, 85, of Bristol

Barrington school warning: 'Sexting' on the rise Officials in Barrington have recently seen an increase in "sexting" incidents among middle school students. Barrington Middle School Principal Dr. Andrew Anderson and Assistant Principal Erica …
Taunton Police arrest East Providence robbery/stabbing suspect TAUNTON — Police have arrested one of the two suspects in the recent string of armed robberies in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The alleged assailant in the stabbing of a …
East Providence Police aid in discovery of hidden narcotics at Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police detectives were at the genesis of a recent narcotics investigation, which made headlines not only for the amount of drugs seized but also because of the …
Long live disagreements “Identity politics is a safe place FROM thoughts rather than a safe place FOR thought.” -Salman RushdieBret Stephens, an op-ed columnist, published his recent lecture, The Dying Art of …
Solar farm would bring significant benefits to Westport To the editor, Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is the developer of a community solar project discussed in an article and editorial published in the November 30 edition. CEC was founded in 2009 as …
Commentary: A friend of Jack London By the completion of high school most boys are familiar with Jack London. The stories of White Fang and Buck from Call of the Wild captured our youthful imaginations and propelled us along avenues of …
Letter: 'Fix NICS Act' deserves a clean vote To the editor: And, it is here. It is finally here! Common sense gun reform is on our nation’s door step.   It has arrived under the name “Fix NICS Act.” …

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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.