Barrington named a 'Tree City USA'

Barrington has long been known for its stellar public schools and its miles of beautiful coastline. Now it will also be known for its commitment to trees. Earlier this month, the Arbor Day …
Portsmouth’s ‘Mt. Hope Park’ draws concerns

PORTSMOUTH — Several residents who live near a future town waterfront park near the Mt. Hope Bridge are concerned the project could lead to parking problems and unwanted commercial activities.

BHS Sports Roundup: Softball improves to 5-1 with 14-2 win

The Barrington High School softball team went 2-1 last week, defeating Narragansett and South Kingstown, and losing to Mt. Hope.  On Wednesday, April 20, the Eagles rolled over …

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East Providence Arts Council gains R.I. Foundation grant

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council, in partnership with the City of East Providence and the Steel Yard, received $15,000 in Centennial Community Grants program money to facilitate the …

Once must-have electronics gather for recycling

A 1960s vintage television broadcasts a final image — the reflection of volunteers carrying another old television and photographer Steve Connors — before it is loaded onto the recycling truck …

Sanders wins the state, Clinton wins Barrington

Sen. Bernie Sanders won the day among Rhode Island voters during Tuesday's presidential primary, but in Barrington, more people cast their votes for Hillary Clinton. In the Democratic primary, …

Photo Gallery: East Providence High School baseball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School baseball team is off to a 3-4 start to its 2016 Division I-B season, including a 5-2 victory over Barrington earlier this week. East Providence …

Barrington market on list for health code violations

A local website recently released its list of Rhode Island supermarkets with the most health code violations — the list includes one store in Barrington and another just over the …

Tiverton Police: Motorists report being shot at

Monday, April 18 At 9:48 a.m., an Eagleville Road resident came to the police station to report his bank account had been hacked into. Tuesday, April 19 A driver taking Main Road exit off of …

Tiverton, Little Compton support Sanders, Trump

TIVERTON: Democrat Bernie Sanders, 1,104 — 55.4% Hillary Clinton, 847 — 42.5% Republican Donald Trump, 920 — 70.2% John Kasich, 252 — 19.2% Ted Cruz, 121 —9.2% Marco …

Portsmouth voters support Sanders, Trump

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth voters followed others statewide in throwing their support behind Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald J. Trump in Tuesday’s Presidential Preference …
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Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

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Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

"I'm on a 'perma-tour', a tour that never ends," says Caroline Cotter, a folk singer-songwriter who was raised on the East Side of Providence and now, when pressed, would call Portland, Maine home. …

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

Keep Bristol Clean this Saturday

Portsmouth benefit for late Ray Oliver’s family is April 30

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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.