East Providence High School Class of '16 top three share unique bond

EAST PROVIDENCE — There exists a unique kinship, a camaraderie between the top three graduates in the East Providence High School Class of 2016, a spirit the trio also helped foster amongst their …
St. Andrew's School celebrates its graduates

Headmaster David Tinagero shared smiles and congratulations with this year's group of graduates at St. Andrew's School, during the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 28. Mr. Tinagero, who …

Rain dampens parade, but not Memorial Day spirit

The Bristol 4th of July Committee crowned a new court Saturday, naming a new Miss and Little Miss 4th of July. Samantha Golden, 17, daughter of Greg and Tina Golden, was named Miss 4th of July; …

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East Providence man dies in Dartmouth car accident

DARTMOUTH, MASS. — A passenger in a car driven by a city man was killed and the four others in the vehicle were transported to hospital as the result of an accident Sunday night, May 29, in …

Cunha announces re-election run for East Providence council

EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 2 representative, vice president and assistant mayor Helder Cunha has issued the following statement announcing his intention to seek a third term in the upcoming …

Remembrances a ‘sacred act,’ Portsmouth vet says

PORTSMOUTH — Paying tribute to a deceased veteran is a simple thing, Kim A. Ripoli said, but it has great meaning for their family, friends and other military personnel who served …

Westport's Oliveira to receive Portuguese Heritage Award

For his “significant contributions to the agriculture and fishing communities” of Westport and the South Coast, Antoine “Tony” Oliveira will be presented with the Portuguese Heritage Award on …

Featured home: Solitude, sunsets on Prudence Island

Step back in time to when life was simple and peaceful. This home on Prudence Island is a getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life, but with all the conmforts of updated living. Enjoy …

4th of July royalty is crowned

The Bristol 4th of July Committee crowned a new court Saturday, naming a new Miss and Little Miss 4th of July. Samantha Golden, 17, daughter of Greg and Tina Golden, was named Miss 4th of July; …

Vice President Biden talks need for infrastructure investment during East Providence visit

EAST PROVIDENCE — Vice President Joseph Biden spoke about the need for the country to reinvest in its tired infrastructure during an appearance at the Department of Transportation facility on …

Huskies dominate in impressive LAX win

With a relentless offensive attack and a stingy defense that kept the ball out of the zone all game long, the Mt. Hope girls lacrosse team dominated Narragansett Friday, winning 13-1 at Colt State …
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East Bay Homes - May 2016

The guide to buying and selling a home in the East Bay.

Opinion
Letter: Island Cemetery seeks plot, grave owners

To the editor: The Friends of the Island Cemetery is a newly formed non-profit corporation whose mission is to enhance the physical condition and the community’s awareness of the Island Cemetery …

Speak-Out: Remember for whom you work

Letter: Community continues to support living museum

Violet: Yakety yak! Will you just get on with it?

‘Satisfying’ political career coming to end

Police Report
Bristol Police: Zombie deer, annoying neighbors

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between May 17 and May 21: Tuesday, May 17 Police responded to two complaints of suspicious activity at the corner of Church and …

James gets life for Portsmouth RIPTA bus murder

Bristol arrests: Shoplifting, DUI, Domestic, and More

'Click it or Ticket' campaign kicks off in East Providence

Portsmouth’s Hathaway School receives bomb threat

Things to Do
Barrington Memorial Day events to include Blue Star marker dedication

There will be a parade. There will be Memorial Day services. And there will be a special dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Marker at Police Cove Park. This year, the Memorial Day events in …

Westport to offer Memorial Day salute Monday

Memorial Day ceremonies to ‘pay homage’ to fallen vets

'Oh, what a beautiful play!' at Trinity

Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

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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.