Native Chief coming home, Dogs to sweep school, Misery on the roads: East Bay's top stories

Take a look at some of the top stories from around the East Bay this week. Click on the headlines to read the full story. ‘Bristol will have a new shape’ Independence Park will be …

Featured home: Custom-built with bay views, sauna, observatory, and more

The South Coast of Massachusetts is teaming with beautiful, sandy beahces and wide open country spaces. On the market in the Round Hill Neighborhood of South Dartmouth is a custom-built home with …
Opinion
Letter: Tiverton becoming depressed town due to budget cuts

To the editor: Tiverton’s Budget Committee has been taken over by a special interest group whose primary objective has been to have enough power to successfully strip funding from various town …

Latest News

Grassland birds’ cloudy future is bird club topic

Lauren Miller-Donnelley, Paskamansett Bird Club president, will speak about grassland birds, at the club’s next meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 7:30 pm at the Community Hall of Friends Meeting, …

Firefighters respond to home fire in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Several East Providence Fire Department companies responded to a house fire around 9 p.m. Saturday evening, April 29. EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian said the incident took place on …

Coast Guard plans safe boating course at Colt State Park

Hunters, anglers and pleasure cruisers are all invited to learn the ways of the water in a professional boating safety class designed for those who may not have time for a full, comprehensive …

Photo: Warren in full bloom

The sun finally came out Friday and sisters Emily, Casey and Jillian Galvin (from left) made the most of it in the field behind the Kickemuit Middle School. The field is awash with tens of thousands …

Bristol arrests: Domestic strangulation, underage possession, DUI and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Jacob Semiao, 18, of 45 Mason St., Warren, Trenton D. Ferreira, 18, of 204 Touisset Road, Warren, and Coby R. Castriotta, 18, of …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 61 Appian Way — Sunday, April 30, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 2, 2, $1,295,000. Mott & Chace Sotheby's, …

Obituaries
Lavina Fales Knowlton, 89, formerly of Bristol

Lavina Fales Knowlton (“Nina”), 89, a life-long resident of Bristol, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 11, 2017, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was …

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Sports
Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside and Martin Middle Schoo Unified Basketball teams played their annual game Thursday afternoon, April 27, at Martin's Burke Gym. Unified hoops, backed by Rhode …

Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Opinion
Letter: Time for all of Westport to unite against animal abuse

To the editor: I founded the group, Stop The Insanity, Westport!, in response to the abuse of 1,400 animals on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. I did so because I could not live in a town …

Letter: Tiverton needs a Fire Department fix

Speak-Out: Love over bigotry, No sanctuary for immigrants

Warren Town Council broke the rules in approving raises

Baloney in search of the bread

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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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.