Portsmouth Police clerk, and her boy Henry, are both retiring

PORTSMOUTH — Although only one employee of the Portsmouth Police Department is "officially" retiring this week, don’t tell that to Henry, outgoing police clerk Debbi Pappas’ …

VIDEO: Memorial Day already underway in Bristol

Members of the Bristol VFW officially kicked off Bristol's celebration of Memorial Day with the dedication of an "Honor Chair" in Town Hall, followed by a flag folding demonstration for students at …
Opinion
Speak-Out: Mosquito moats, ‘Greedy’ school partners, and more

I’d like to find out who can help us here on St. Theresa Street. We have MOSQUITO MOATS all on St. Theresa’s, extended out to Butterworth off Metacom Avenue. And it is horrible. …

More Local News

Boyle leaves East Providence for Pawtucket position

EAST PROVIDENCE — Jeanne Boyle is leaving her position as Planning Department director for the city to take over as the new director of commerce in Pawtucket. Her last day is supposed to be June 21. …

Ethics Commission fines former East Providence councilman Rose

EAST PROVIDENCE — The State Ethics Commission adjudicated against former city councilor Tommy Rose in regard to a complaint filed alleging improper conduct while in office. He was admonished by …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weelend: Barrington 1 Briarfield Road — Sunday, May 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 2.5, $689,000. …

Bay View Academy announces third quarter honor roll

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bay View Academy community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. A student in grade six …

Education commissioner is hands-off on school start times

Dr. Ken Wagner said the Rhode Island Department of Education regularly shares information with the local school districts promoting the benefits of later school start times for older …
Business
WaterRower grand re-opening set for Saturday in Warren

After a multi-million dollar expansion WaterRower is opening its doors to the public this Saturday, giving a glimpse inside the largest manufacturing plant in Warren. The 560 Metacom Ave. firm …

Obituaries
Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, Warren

Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, of Riverview Street, Warren, passed away on May 21, 2017. Born in Villa Franca, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Jose Esperito Santo Araujo and Maria Sofia …

Carl E. Harper, 78, Warren

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Brian Daniels, 35, Bristol

Sports
Huskies hope bats return for playoffs

The Mt. Hope high school 2017 regular season baseball campaign has come to an end. An inconsistent year ended in a 3-5 slump that dropped their record to 10-8 overall. After a hot start to the …

Bristol’s golden girl headed to next Games

Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

Mt. Hope student among state’s ‘Golden Dozen’

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

Opinion
Letter: Thanks for helping 'Stamp Out Hunger'

To the editor: We at TAPIN (Touch a Person in Need) would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Barrington community for helping us collect over 4,200 pounds of food for East Bay families in …

Letter: A true coincidence in a Barrington neighborhood

Letter: Beauty business is entrepreneurial incubator

Letter: Funding issues put old cemetery at risk

Letter: Education is Barrington’s industry; we must invest in it

Things to do
Bristol Memorial Day ceremonies, parade to remember fallen heroes

Residents are invited to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by military members in the defense of freedom as Bristol pays tribute to fallen soldiers for Memorial Day this weekend. The main event …

Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

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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.