Dead serious about preserving Portsmouth's historical cemeteries

Dead men may not tell any tales, but the burial plots marking their final resting places are rich with local history.

Nayatt 5K promises 'This race is no joke!'

It is that time of the year to dust off your running sneakers after a long winter and get ready for the Nayatt 5K. The 11th annual race is set for Saturday, April 1. This year's event has …
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

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 …

East Providence remains on track for monthly water bill change

EAST PROVIDENCE — A move to stall the implementation of a monthly water billing cycle by Ward 4 representative Brian Faria at the Tuesday, March 21, city council meeting never materialized, the …

Bristol taxes would rise 1% under budget plan

The average Bristol homeowner would pay about $60 more a year in property tax if the Town Council approves Town Administrator Steven Contente’s budget. The Town Council continued its …

'Blithewold Wedding' will serve as fund-raiser

The Barrington Garden Club is inviting all to a “Blithewold Wedding” — a cocktail party in conjunction with their annual flower show on Friday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The …

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 …
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
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 …

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

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

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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.