Barrington legislator's school recess bill signed into law

Gov. Gina Raimondo recently signed into law a bill that requires elementary schools to have at least 20 minutes of free play recess during the school day for children in kindergarten through …
Barrington throwers place at World U20 Championships

Two former Barrington High School track and field teammates reached the finals of the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland recently. Adam Kelly and Bobby Colantonio finished …

Helping to save lives in Portsmouth, brick by brick

PORTSMOUTH — It’s just a simple brick that’s placed outside a doorway, but it will lead first responders to a wealth of information when they arrive to a medical …

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Local journalist tells the story of the 'biggest single payday in the criminal history of the northeast.'

Stories have been central to Tim White's life as long as he can remember—and as an investigative journalist with WPRI he is as adept as deconstructing them as he is crafting them. This week, with …

Portsmouth students learning from failure at Navy Base

MIDDLETOWN — Like real engineers, the high school students participating in the Undersea Technology Apprentice Program (UTAP) sometimes have real squabbles over construction and …

Veterans of town service square off for top job

Town employees want to feel empowered. They want the town to succeed, and they want a say in how that is achieved. And it’s the town administrator’s job to make sure they have that …

Bristol arrests: Foot chase ends in DUI, domestic violence, and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Jason W. Rosa, 39, of 75 Wood St., Rehoboth, Mass., was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct after …

Westport police station plan goes to voters Aug. 2

They’ve already voted their approval of a new police station, now voters are asked to return to the question once more to weigh in on the method of payment. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the polls will …

Tree's balancing act after windstorm

Strong storms have pounded Bristol lately, especially last weekend, causing extensive tree damage and some house damage around the town. Two trees were broken on Monkey Wrench Lane Friday night, …

Photos: Hawks take up residence in Barrington

A family of Cooper's Hawks have recently taken up residence in the backyard of a Sowams Road home.  The hawks, which have been seen sitting atop tree branches and on playground equipment, can …

Barrington man allegedly harassing beach patrons

Barrington police responded to the town beach on Wednesday, July 20, after people complained of a man harassing beach patrons. Witnesses there said the man had been taking pictures of people …
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Parade Order of March - 2016 Bristol Fourth of July

The parade schedule to the 2016 Bristol Fourth of July.

Opinion
CNBC puts a hurt on the state

CNBC recently named Rhode Island as the worst state for business. The designation certainly was not the first time. Forbes Magazine, for example, parceled out the dubious distinction in 2009. While …

One trade that needs to happen

Justin Katz totally misjudged ability to cut budget

Speak-Out: Parade complaints, bike rescue

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

Things to Do
Arts on the Farm: Let Coggeshall be your muse

The Second Annual Arts on the Farm project takes place now through the end of August at Coggeshall Farm Museum, a living history museum in Bristol, depicting the lives of 18th-century tenant …

Anne Hutchinson tour stops in Portsmouth on Friday

RI Private School Fair is Sept. 24

Mount Carmel celebrates 118th Feast this weekend

Firemen's Field Day, water battle scheduled this weekend

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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.