New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Barrington High School and the Barrington Booster Club announce that tickets are now on sale for an awards dinner to honor the sixth class of the Barrington High School Athletic Hall of Fame. …

Faria signals opposition to East Providence manager move

EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 4 councilman Brian Faria offered up a stern rebuttal to the recent comments made by his Ward 3 counterpart Joe Botelho in regards to the possible reinstatement of fired …
Opinion
Letter: Hey Barrington School Committee, are you listening?

To the editor: What if the opinions of students in Barrington were actually valued?  They would be able to make positive change in their school and environment. They would be treated with …

Latest News

Hearing on Portsmouth solar farm must start from scratch

A hearing on a large-scale solar farm off Jepson Lane came to a screeching halt last Thursday when the developer revealed a issue with the process of notifying abutters to the …

Featured home: Contemporary overlooks bridge, Mt. Hope Bay

Stunning water views taking in all the beauty Narraganstt Bay has to offer are at this home in the Common Point section of Portsmouth The contemporary style home at 1172 Anthony Road is open and …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

The chill in the air can only mean one thing at Coggeshall: Maple sugaring season is about to start. Visitors are invited to bundle up and join Coggeshall staff as they showcase historic methods …

School bond, start time costs loom for FTM voters

The superintendent wants to stay positive. Michael Messore, the top administrator for Barrington schools, said he prefers to think about a "yes" vote at the upcoming special financial town …

Bristol Police: Knife-wielding man, boat theft

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Feb. 6 and Feb. 12: Monday, Feb. 6 A resident on Siegel Street called police at 7 a.m. because the neighbors upstairs were …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 8 Woodbine Ave. — Sunday, Feb. 19, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $439,000. Residential …

Obituaries
Martha Cabral, 77, Bristol

Miss Martha Cabral, 77, of Bristol, passed away on Feb. 19, 2017. Born in Bristol and a lifelong resident, she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Sadie (Mello) Cabral.  Martha was a …

George J. Sniezek Jr, 65, Tiverton

Elaine Doris Taylor, 87, of Barrington

Robert J. 'Bob' Burns, 84, of Barrington

Eileen Oliveira, 79, Tiverton

Yvonne R. Goyette, 78, Westport

Sports
Portsmouth boys cruise to 76-48 win on senior night

PORTSMOUTH — Led by 11 points from James Reilly on senior night, Portsmouth defeated a winless Juanita Sanchez, 76-49, Friday night at Portsmouth High School. After a slow start to …

East Providence boys and girls triumph in hoops doubleheader

KMS wrestlers are state champs

Portsmouth Abbey wrestlers are EIL champs

Huskies hoopsters fall to Tiverton

Opinion
Remembering the extraordinary Ros Bosworth

Over the years, I’ve experienced the loss of many close friends and relatives, but recently, when I got word that my former employer and mentor, Roswell S. Bosworth Jr., had died while …

Letter: Dispose of e-waste responsibly at Mount Hope Farm

Speak-Out: ’Sniffing’ joints in Bristol bars

Editorial: Pedestrians' lives matter

Love Warren? Keep it local

Things to do
In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

WESTPORT — The Westport High School auditorium stage will be transformed to a warm, wonderful (except for one scary water witch) world beneath the sea this Thursday and Friday evening as Westport …

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Sea to Table Tasting

East Bay Restaurant Week March 14-23

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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.