One man's worries: New school is too expensive for Barrington taxpayers

Ed McKinlay has lived in Barrington for nearly 50 years, but the longtime resident told people at a recent school committee meeting that his days in town might be numbered if taxpayers vote …
'Click it or Ticket' campaign kicks off in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department, in conjunction with its neighbors in Seekonk and the Rhode Island State Police, kicked off the annual "Click it or Ticket" enforcement …

Like oysters? Warren first in state to grow for public

They’re little more than tiny grains now. But in a year’s time, many of the 50,000 or more baby oysters bound soon for Warren will be big enough to harvest, waiting to be plucked by …

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East Providence keeps baseball playoffs hopes alive with win

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a must-win game, the East Providence High School baseball team walked off with a 4-3 victory in the bottom of ninth inning over visiting Barrington at …

Portuguese culture on display at Trinity feast

Although not as old as its two equally acclaimed parish celebrations — the Holy Ghost Feast and Santo Christo Feast — the St. Elizabeth Church Holy Trinity Feast has become a true staple of the …

Wow, what a show! Barrington students perform Lion King, Jr.

More than 150 Hampden Meadows School students shared the stage during the recent production of The Lion King, Jr. The show captivated audiences on Friday and Saturday with beautiful stage sets and …

Man charged with exposing himself on Westport beach

An East Providence man will answer to charges of lewd behavior after Westport Police say he exposed himself to one woman on Gooseberry Island and perhaps as many as six more. On Monday, Westport …

Giant terrapin goes missing from Barrington DPW

Members of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust are looking for information that may help them locate a missing float in time for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. Recently it was …

Herreshoff to end long political career

After one of the longest continuous political careers in Bristol history, Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff is stepping back from public life, announcing Tuesday he will not seek a 14th term on the …

Portsmouth Historical Society receives $2,000 state grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Historical Society had a special guest at its member open house on Sunday. State Rep. Dan Reilly dropped by to present the Society with a state grant of …

Warren police logs: Man charged with burglary at daughter's home

Saturday, May 14A Sisson Street woman called police after her boyfriend came home drunk, and an argument ensued.Police got a call about a dead opossum on the Warren Town Beach.Someone spray-painted a …
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Letter: A united front addressing autism

To the editor: Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. There is no known cause, and it is a lifelong responsibility — and often, an emotional and financial struggle …

Letter: Town Council needs to remember whom it serves

Letter: Fact-checking, or the lack thereof

It's time to stop playing games

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Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

Cub Scout Pack 100 will host its 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, June 12, at UMass-Dartmouth. There will be more than 30 vehicles for children and parents alike to inspect, climb on, and …

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

Exhibit tells the story of Warren's Touisset

Rare, exotic British cars to roll into Bristol

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

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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.