Distracted? At KMS, there's an app for that
Armed with their own laptop computers, Kickemuit Middle School students literally have the world at their fingertips. But a group of … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge 2 with threatening public officials
PORTSMOUTH — In separate incidents on Tuesday, Dec. 12, police charged two men with making threats to public officials. The … Read More
Portsmouth art show will bring the ‘outsiders’ in
PORTSMOUTH — In keeping with its goal of opening its door to wider segments of the community, Common Fence Point Improvement … Read More
More Local News
East Providence school official suffers health scare at meeting
EAST PROVIDENCE — Those inside the city hall chamber and those watching from afar were stunned late in the Tuesday, Dec. 12, school … Read More
Aquidneck Island Planning Commission once again comes under fire
PORTSMOUTH — A discussion about a Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) questionnaire was used as an opportunity for critics … Read More
Made in Warren, admired everywhere
Jonathan Glatt and Sara Ossana founded O & G Studio nearly 10 years ago, and almost immediately, their inspired, handmade … Read More
More curbside collection signups in Portsmouth on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Trash Collaborative (portsmouthtrash@gmail.com) has scheduled two more signup events for Saturday, Dec. … Read More
Head-on collision leads to drunk driving arrest in Bristol
A 39-year-old Bristol resident was arrested for drunk driving after slamming his gray Volvo into another car and injuring its female … Read More
Family and friends mourn the loss of 'K-Rob'
He was a BMX legend, an X-Games gold medalist and a world record holder, but people in Barrington and East Providence are also … Read More
Obituaries
William M. Hatzell, 62, Warren

William M. Hatzell, 62, of Warren, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was the son of the late Willard L. and Jeanie A. (Matera) Hatzell; husband of Gail Lyman-Hatzell; father of Kirstin A. …

Doris I. Drapeau, 93, Tiverton

MaryRose “Ma” Aguiar, 92, of Florida

Dr. Ronald N. Mancini, 70, Tiverton

Beatrice Barton, 97, Westport

Gail A. Hanley, 70, of Westport

Police
Second suspect in East Providence robbery/stabbing is taken into custody EAST PROVIDENCE — The second suspect in the recent spree of armed robberies in the area has been apprehended.In a joint press release issued Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, the East Providence, …
Bristol: Arrests for DUI, drugs, shoplifting and domestic assault Following are incidents and arrests involving the Bristol Police Department from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Officers made several arrests, including for drunk driving, possession of narcotics and domestic …
Barrington school warning: 'Sexting' on the rise Officials in Barrington have recently seen an increase in "sexting" incidents among middle school students. Barrington Middle School Principal Dr. Andrew Anderson and Assistant Principal Erica …
Opinion
Editorial: Animal abuse leniency goes way back here Some were stunned when a prosecutor suggested probation all around for those facing charges for their actions in the horrific tenant “farm” animal cruelty discovered hidden away in the Westport …
Letter: Prosecution, judges have dismal animal cruelty record To the editor: Animal abuse is legislated in Massachusetts as a serious felony, punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, by a fine up to $5,000, or by both fine and imprisonment. A subsequent …
Letter: Face it, non-indigenous wolf/coyotes are a problem in Warren   To the editor: Any time anyone talks about the coyotes/wolf hybrids predators (not indigenous to RI) and said a cat was taken you have everyone coming out of the woodwork writing hate …
Letter: Three reasons to support new Westport school To the editor: Three reasons to support the Westport School Building Committee’s plan … 1.Building two new schools together as one on the former middle school site is more …

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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.