Portsmouth students to witness democracy in action in D.C.

PORTSMOUTH — After booking their trip to Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration next month, Sophia Domingoes and Lily Van Petten were all revved up to witness an unprecedented …

Dunkin’ Donuts plan returns without Council's traffic study

A controversial proposal to build a free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back on the Zoning Board’s agenda Monday, even though a traffic study the Town Council requested has …
Opinion
Treasurer Magaziner is getting it done

He may not be tooting his horn too publicly, but surely and certainly R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is making some bold moves. He fired First Southwest as a consultant. That company was …

Latest News

Can you help with Scout's project?

Barrington's Jimmy Halfyard is trying to raise money for his Eagle Project. The local teenager is a scout at Troop 6 Barrington and a senior at Barrington High School. He was asked to make four …

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

The Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble will present a Christmas Jazz concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Barrington Congregational Church, …

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Colby-Sawyer junior Denali Sexton, of Barrington, has been named to the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Soccer First Team.  Earlier this …

Portsmouth moves to single-stream recycling Monday

PORTSMOUTH — Beginning Monday, Dec. 12, local residents will no longer have to walk into open containers at the transfer station. Nor will they have to place their plastics and …

Sewer, late tax fees at forefront of first new East Providence city council meeting

EAST PROVIDENCE — Fees were on the mind of the people and the politicians Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, when the reconstituted city council gathered for its first official working meeting of the new …
Business
Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

Obituaries
George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

George R. Sardinha, 80, passed away on Nov. 30 at Home Hospice & Palliative Care of RI. He was the husband of the late Helene (Turner) Sardinha.  Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Adelina M. DeSano, 91, of Barrington

Wayne Cooper, 68, Little Compton

Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Sports
'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the "Eagle Speed in the Winter" running program. The program runs every Sunday morning — runners meet with Coaches Larson Gunness …

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Barrington student-athletes learn more about leading

Opinion
Holidays and autism…how quickly I forget!

This time of year is crazy, isn’t it? That time between Thanksgiving and Christmas? For our family we find ourselves running around trying to recover from one holiday and gear up for the …

It’s not easy to field a whole new team

Editorial: Residents won't be able to drive through

Letter: Important lessons learned on the council

Letter: Barrington needs you to 'find your four'

Things to do
Newport skating center to open Friday

The Newport Skating Center is once again on schedule to open at its downtown Newport Yachting Center location for the winter season. The grand opening of the rink and its popular tree lighting …

Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

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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.