Elderly woman struck by car in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — An 83-year-old female pedestrian suffered “multiple traumatic injuries” after she was struck by a car early Friday evening. The accident took place on East Main …

Bristol Police: Flying couch, suspicious people, bird in a tree

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4: Monday, Nov. 28 Police responded to an accident on Franklin Street that involved a car hitting a …
Opinion
Column: 'Roast beef, medium'

Though she died almost a half a century ago, Edna Ferber (1885-1968) remains a well-respected American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Her 1924 novel, “So Big,” won the …

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Tiverton gardeners adopt an island

This fall, the Tiverton Garden Club landscaped the traffic island at Exit 5 off Route 24 in Tiverton to enhance the primary entry to town. It had previously been a neglected weed patch. This project …

Former Bristol pastor found dead after apparent murder-suicide

A former pastor at First Congregational Church in Bristol has been found dead, along with his daughter, in a house in Maine after an apparent murder-suicide, abc6.com reported. Police in Hebron, …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 0 Craig Drive — Sunday, Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 4, $695,000. Residential …

Portsmouth's Glen Manor hosts free open house on Sunday

PORTSMOUTH — Come celebrate the holiday season at the annual Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House this Sunday, Dec. 11 Featuring extraordinary decorations and Yuletide cheer, the …

Barrington football players to be honored

Barrington High School football standouts David Kelley and Lucas Dillon will be among this year's honorees at a special Providence Gridiron Club event next week. The two local student-athletes …
Business
The Friedman Group real estate company joins Residential

The Friedman Group recently joined Residential Properties' Barrington location. The Friedman Group is comprised of Ted Friedman, Betsy Friedman, and Claudia Maioran. “RPL has been the top …

Obituaries
Thomas E. Deschene, 65, Adamsville

Thomas E. Deschene, 65, of Adamsville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after an illness.  Thomas was the son of the late Everett and Dora (Poole) Deschene.  …

Irene D. Howard, 94, Warren

Norma A. Messinger, Riverside

George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Sports
'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the "Eagle Speed in the Winter" running program. The program runs every Sunday morning — runners meet with Coaches Larson Gunness …

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Opinion
How does the medicaid look-back period work?

One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a means-based program, which means that you are only eligible for it if you have …

Treasurer Magaziner is getting it done

Holidays and autism…how quickly I forget!

It’s not easy to field a whole new team

Editorial: Residents won't be able to drive through

Things to do
Museum to publish long-awaited whaling journal this week

On December 9, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will release "Around the World in Search of Whales: A Journey of the Lucy Ann Voyage". The hard-bound, non-fiction book is a recounting of a …

Newport skating center to open Friday

Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

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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.