Cumby’s wants to relocate in Warren

The Cumberland Farms corporation has plans to close its convenience store at 66 Market St. and build a new location at the current site of the driving range opposite Schoolhouse Road. Company …
Firefighters snuff Bristol house fire
Bristol firefighters quickly doused a house fire at 1 Jenkins St. this afternoon, before it spread from the deck into the house … Read More
Proposed Narragansett Park Plaza redevelopment gains key approval
EAST PROVIDENCE — After years of decline and decay, a new day could be on the horizon for the moribund Narragansett Park Plaza at … Read More
Stories of family, follies and lessons learned fill Atria
Local community leaders with a unique connection to the power of storytelling were on hand at Atria Bay Spring Village on Jan. 11 to … Read More
Obituaries
Lillian M. Buckley, 84, Tiverton

Lillian M. (Davis) Buckley, 84, of Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles A. Buckley Sr. Born in Fall River, …

Richard W. 'Josh' Billings, of Barrington

Mary F. Kelleher, formerly of Barrington

Bristol considering tax breaks for volunteer firefighters
The Town of Bristol is considering a new tactic to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and rescuers — lower their … Read More
Warren police logs: Crews aid search for missing kayaker
Monday, Jan. 8 Police were called to Wood Street for an argument between a married couple. Police advised a Parker Avenue home … Read More
Sharing stories at Atria Aquidneck Place in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — They came to hear a story, and residents of Atria Aquidneck Place heard a whopper when John Vitkevich took the … Read More
Garage ablaze, homeowners must drive to station to alert firefighters
LITTLE COMPTON — Fire destroyed the garage but firefighters managed to save a Little Compton house overnight with help from crews … Read More
Vultures — Frozen, now flexible, flyers
How brutal was the weather a couple of weeks back? So icy, so cold that even hardy turkey vultures were almost frozen … Read More
Officials respond to flooded Barrington Middle School field
The site of the future Barrington Middle School was covered with a large puddle on Saturday morning, following a significant rain … Read More
Police
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off the shore at Kettle Point believed to be the one owned by a …
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. Clive Bridgham, 67, was found dead upon the arrival of officers …
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it termed a “suspicious” death the previous evening in the Rumford …
Opinion
Letter: Proud to see Bristol's support network is strong On Tuesday evening I attended the Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Building Partnerships Celebration and was inspired and proud to be part of a community with such a network of dedicated and …
Letter: Chiropractor had a welcoming spirit To the editor: On Thursday night Barrington lost one of its own, Dr. Clive Bridgham. He was apparently murdered in his home in East Providence. He was found on Thursday night. He grew up here in …
How over the top are you for Trump? Let’s get this right out of the way. It is perfectly fine for you to like and support President Donald Trump. The issue is whether you have retained any objectivity. Are you able to …
Letter: Defending 'fake science' To the editor: As a physician who does take care of “sleepy” teens and a mother of a sleepy teen I would like to respond to Mr. Fuller’s flippant attitude towards the medical …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Bolts, Falcons and Sentinels The Barrington High School girls basketball team improved to 6-2 with wins over Cranston East, Cranston West and Smithfield last week. The Eagles defeated Cranston East 57-39 on Wednesday, Jan. …
Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday PORTSMOUTH — Young sharpshooters, take notice: The Knights of Columbus Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618, is sponsoring its annual free throw contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, …
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, sweeping its dual meet against Rogers and …

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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.