Bristol Police: New sex offender, domestic assault, counterfeiting

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: William J. Heil IV, 39, of 23 Rosedale Drive, Bristol, was charged with failing to register as a sex offender on Sept. 19. Christian …
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Art for everyone at Bristol's Museum

"It's a critical part of our DNA," says Andrea Rounds, the new Executive Director of the Bristol Art Museum. "Bristol families started it, and they are the ones who will keep it going."It's true, the …

Barrington High School earns National Blue Ribbon

Barrington High School has been selected as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Officials at the local high school learned the news on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and quickly shared the excitement with …

Warren: Airbnb OK in town, for now

Warren homeowners who rent out rooms in their homes through a popular website won’t be subject to any new regulation from the town, after the planning board looked into the matter Monday …

Despite drought, hopes high at cranberry farm

TIVERTON — The news has been full of reports predicting a tough year for cranberry growers but optimism is the word at Tiverton’s only cranberry bogs. “Our berries are looking really good so …

Farm-to-Fork critical for local farm ‘survival’

With a professionally trained chef running the show, Roger Williams University’s Dining Commons serves up a lot more than your typical cafeteria fare on even an ordinary day. On Tuesday, the …

Hunt 72 wins best new powerboat; shipyard honored; Schaffer joins N.E. Boat works

The Hunt 72 powerboat was a double winner at the recent Newport International Boat Show. Built by Portsmouth-based Hunt Yachts, the 72-footer was named Best New Powerboat Over 35 Feet, and Best …

Little Compton school candidate forum is Oct. 4

LITTLE COMPTON — The Wilbur & McMahon Parent, Student, Teacher Association will hold a forum on Tuesday, October 4, at the Little Compton Community Center for candidates running for School …

East Providence's Kent Heights Elementary is named "National Blue Ribbon School'

EAST PROVIDENCE — U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced Wednesday, Sept. 28, Kent Heights Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Kent Heights …
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A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

The blind are leading the blind

Dozens of times during the past 30 days I have spoken with supporters of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. What amazes me is the blind allegiance each camp has to its candidate. Regardless of …

Letter: Solar tour in Barrington is Sunday, Oct. 2

Letter: Thanks for helping unload all the pumpkins

Letter: Why I’m voting for Jason Knight

Heckert’s letter was an insult to property owners

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BB gun bandit is on the loose in Barrington

Police in Barrington are on the look-out for a BB gun bandit, after two more people were victimized by well-aimed BBs last week. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, an official from the East Bay Mental Health …

Bristol Police: Crying child, egged car, suspicious man, and more

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, multiple house party charges

Barrington police: Do you know this dog?

Motorist calls police on alleged DOT litterbug

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'Beowulf' rocks the house at Trinity

“Beowulf” is a blast! Now, that sentence may seem incredulous to anyone who had to slog through the saga as part of freshman English required reading; but at Trinity Rep, trust me, …

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Holland to get hoist to Crow’s Nest at Fisherman’s Ball

Fusion Fest coming to Warren's Burr's Hill

Bristol community cemetery: ‘A place of convergence’

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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.