Peace, love, rock and roll

TIVERTON — Get ready for the ’60's to rock Tiverton High School when the musical "Hair" begins a four-day run Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Powerful music and issues that remain relevant nearly a half century later await THS audiences. It's a first for any high school in Rhode Island — a premier performance brought to the stage by 60 students on and back stage involved in Tiverton's After School Arts Program, under the direction of Gloria Crist.
Eat, drink and run for schools: Bristol Warren 5/10K Saturday

Food Truck 5K/10K is Saturday Hundreds of runners will see a part of Warren they might never have visited otherwise, when they arrive at the start line of Saturday’s Warren Food Truck 5 and …

Power of prayer exercised in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Pastor Michael Pike of Portsmouth United Methodist Church challenged everyone inside the Town Council chambers at Town Hall Thursday to offer up their own original …

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Susan Donovan is first to announce run for Gallison's District 69 seat

Democrat Susan R. Donovan is the first person to announce official candidacy for the open District 69 seat vacated by Ray Gallison Jr. this week.

Ancient Egypt in downtown Warren

Walk up to the second floor of the Washington Masonic Lodge on Baker Street and it’s like stepping back in time — way back. Though the Masonic Lodge was built in 1798, gigantic murals that …

Bristol Warren school committee omits February vacation again

Despite some objections from teachers, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee approved the 2016-17 academic calendar without a February vacation at their meeting on Monday, April 25, …

Admins move forward with plan to purchase East Providence streetlights

EAST PROVIDENCE — Administrators will move forward in their attempt to determine the viability of buying East Providence's streetlights from National Grid after the City Council backed their …

East Providence High School golf team splits a pair

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School golf team split a pair of Eastern Division matches against Mt. Hope and Barrington at Wannamoisett Country Club Thursday afternoon, May 5. The …

Book says searching for love and searching for a job are the same thing

Local executive co-writes book about the intersection between job hunting, and the search for love."The project started about four years ago; I wanted to write about my bad internet dating …

Editorial: 'Best and brightest?' Nope

Within hours of what many pundits around the world deemed to be the culmination of the greatest upset in the history of sport with Leicester City Football Club claiming the Premier League …

East Providence's Carrigan named School Nurse of the Year

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Certified School Nurse Teacher Association has chosen East Providence's Kathleen Carrigan as the 2016 RICSNTA School Nurse Teacher of the Year. Carrigan is the …
Robert L. Santos, 73, Bristol

Robert Luther Santos, 73, of Sweeney Lane, Bristol passed away at home on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of the late Joseph and Jessie (McNally) Santos. He was the …

Robert Luther Santos, Bristol

John W. McBride Sr., Rumford

Roberta Roop, Riverside

Anna-Louise Baxter, 89, Rumford

Evelyn B. Rapoza, 81, Tiverton

Peter J. Lang, 54, Little Compton

Paul A. Borges, 72, Little Compton

Jane P. Mello, 64, Bristol

Joseph R. Loiselle, 80, Orleans, Ma.

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Whiners don’t like rules

Last weekend brought the first Red Sox-Yankees action of the season to Fenway Park and ended with the first Red Sox sweep of the Yankees since 2013. The final game was an 8-7 thriller that featured a …

Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Police Report
Photo: Warren woman flips car on Main Street

A Warren woman was injured when she flipped her 2010 Kia onto its side at about 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, May 4. Police said Christy Ribeiro was driving north on Main Street when she lost control and …

Newport man hides from Barrington police after domestic dispute

Warren police logs: Don't shovel that mulch

Portsmouth woman charged with keeping too many dogs

Two elderly Barrington residents too smart for scam

Things to Do
Melville Pond to be stocked for free fishing weekend

PORTSMOUTH — Upper Melville Pond is among the local ponds around the state that the R.I. Department of Environmental Management is stocking with rainbow trout Friday in anticipation of …

Touch-a-Truck in Portsmouth this Saturday

Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

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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.