Photo club: Show-and-tell for shutterbugs

MIDDLETOWN — Dr. Bill Condon stood up, slowly removed a matted, color print from a binder, and passed it around. Then he sat down — and waited to be judged for the first time.
Newport man hides from Barrington police after domestic dispute

Barrington police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in progress at 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. The incident reportedly took place inside a vehicle parked in the area of Washington …

Contract awarded for remodeling of Riverside Square bus shelter in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A design and firm has been selected to remodel the bus shelter at Riverside Square. The city's Director of Community Development David Bachrach recently announced the contract …

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Warren Little League Roundup: Week 2 action

MinorsA’s 9, Angels 4Hank Francis pitched three strong innings, striking out six, and on the offensive side added two singles and drove in a run. Landon Francis pitched two innings, …

Warren police logs: Don't shovel that mulch

Tuesday, April 26 Police got a call about a Union Street woman locked out of her home. They notified the landlord and went down to help. A customer CVS customer’s keys were accidentally taken …

Westport voters approve new police station, agri-tourism bylaw

Westport Town Meeting voters were unanimous Tuesday evening in their approval of a new police station to be built with up to $8 million worth of borrowing. There was much more debate, however, …

Arbor Day planting in East Providence honors Saveory

EAST PROVIDENCE — A special dedication took place during a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the Waddington Elementary School in Riverside as part of the city's annual Arbor Day …

Ramos among Raimondo's nominees to State Board of Elections

PROVIDENCE — Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her intent to nominate Diane Mederos and Dr. Isadore "Izzy" Ramos to the Rhode Island Board of Elections. Raimondo will submit their names to …

Two elderly Barrington residents too smart for scam

An elderly Barrington resident received a call on Monday, April 25 from someone who said the resident's granddaughter had been arrested while in Miami and needed money for bail. The local …

Mount Hope Farm shuts gates after bump in trespassing, fires

An increase in bonfires and trespassers at Mount Hope Farm has caused the management to close the gates at 6 p.m. every night. The gates had previously been left open at all hours so that residents could responsibly enjoy the privately-owned property.

Touch-a-Truck in Portsmouth this Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck event is on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Park. Admission is $3 per person for the …
Obituaries
Evelyn B. Rapoza, 81, Tiverton

Evelyn B. (Rossoni) Rapoza, 81, of Tiverton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2016, at St. Anne Hospital in Fall River. She was the wife the late Lionel S. Rapoza.  Born in Worcester, …

Peter J. Lang, 54, Little Compton

Paul A. Borges, 72, Little Compton

Jane P. Mello, 64, Bristol

Joseph R. Loiselle, 80, Orleans, Ma.

Thomas B. Andrade, Bristol

Eileen R. (Michael) Guercia, Bristol

Paul D’Allesandro, 67, Warren

Robert Hazlett, Bristol

Margaret H. “Peg” Brady, 87, Portsmouth

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Opinion
Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

This poll needs an asterisk

Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

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Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

"I'm on a 'perma-tour', a tour that never ends," says Caroline Cotter, a folk singer-songwriter who was raised on the East Side of Providence and now, when pressed, would call Portland, Maine home. …

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

Keep Bristol Clean this Saturday

Portsmouth benefit for late Ray Oliver’s family is April 30

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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.