Little Compton Police: Surfers cited for trespassing

Monday, March 13 A South of Commons Road resident backed out of his driveway into a parked car. Damage was minor. Tuesday, March 14 Several people were issued trespass notices after police …

Warren offers $2,000 settlement in scooter mishap

A Warren man who sued the town after he damaged his motorized scooter by steering it into a hidden pothole last May said he’ll probably accept a $2,000 settlement offer authorized by the Warren …
Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

Latest News

East Providence man pleads guilty to federal fraud charge

PROVIDENCE – The office of Acting United States Attorney for Rhode Island Stephen G. Dambruch announced Wednesday, March 22, an East Providence resident had pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud …

Barrington boys go to police after incident at open gym

Three Barrington boys — two were 11-years-old and the other was 13 — stopped into the Barrington Police Station on Thursday, March 16 at about 2 p.m., and reported that one of them had …

Barrington resident honored with military award

Michelle Lemieux was not looking for recognition when she set out to help families of US military members.  She was not looking for a special award, or to be honored during halftime of a …

Proposed budget cuts prompt worries from Prudence reserve

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Concerns over reports that the Trump administration is proposing drastic cuts to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has trickled down to a research …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …
Business
Belltower businesses suffer after roof collapse

Businesses in Belltower Plaza are fully operating again after last week’s roof collapse, and want wary customers to know the building is safe for them to return. Part of the Metacom Avenue …

Obituaries
Filomena Fatima Botelho, 63, Bristol

Filomena Fatima (Sousa) Botelho, 63, of Rosedale Drive, passed away on March 22, 2017 at Warren Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Jaime Resendes Botelho, her husband of …

Joseph E. Botelho, 60, Riverside

Bernice Marie Rebello, 76, Bristol

Richard A. Helger, 70, Tiverton

Marion L. Ouellette, 95, Westport

Shirley Griggs Bradley, 70, of Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Sports
Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Barrington native Priscilla Dunphy, a standout player for the WPI women's basketball team, was recently selected to the NEWMAC (New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference) second …

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Portsmouth’s Cole Swider named Gatorade Player of Year

Eagles open 3-0 lead, hold on for Division II championship

Hoop dreams for state title cut short

Opinion
Letter: We could have a middle school, and spent less!

To the editor: So there are many people in the town that are happy now.  The new middle school has been approved and funded. No one can argue that a new school wasn’t needed. …

Letter: Tiverton committee’s ban on public comment is un-American

Letter: Barrington definitely not 'Borington' when it comes to history

Editorial: Power to the people

Now Tiverton Budget Committee seeks to silence critics

Things to do
2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Quahog Week, which made its debut last year, returns March 20 through 25. The week-long celebration highlights the importance of Rhode Island’s wild harvest shellfish to the state’s …

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

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Jim McGaw

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.