Toy drive aims to help ‘kids that won’t see Santa’

Lessons learned in confirmation class to help others has for two local students turned into an annual campaign to help less fortunate kids have a better Christmas. The St. Nicholas toy drive is …

Peers select Briden as East Providence council president/mayor

EAST PROVIDENCE — Upon his return to the city council after a session away, At-Large representative Jim Briden has once again been selected by his peers as the council president/mayor of East …
Opinion
Community support allows Bristol to Bloom

To the editor: We at Bristol Blooms thank the kind people of Bristol for their overwhelming response to our fall fundraising campaign. We can ensure that our beautiful hanging flower baskets …

Latest News

Sitting East Providence school committee is sworn in

EAST PROVIDENCE — With much less fanfare than their counterparts on the council, the same five sitting members of the East Providence School Committee were inaugurated for the 2016 session on …

Get a sneak preview of Portsmouth Dog Park Dec. 10, 17

PORTSMOUTH — If you can’t wait until spring to bring your pooch to Portsmouth’s first off-leash dog park, don’t fret. The Portsmouth Dog Park Planning Committee has …

Bristol Police: Shots fired, 'suspicious' people, cat in a couch

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27: Monday, Nov. 21 Police responded to an argument between a man and a woman join a driveway on First …

Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

Photos: Santa turns on Bristol lights during Grand Illumination

Thousands crowded around the Burnside building on a chilly but calm December night as Santa Claus and two young helpers flipped the switch and turned on the Bristol Christmas lights along Hope Street …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Wright Place — Sunday, Dec. 4, 12-2 p.m. Cape/Tudor, 4, 2, $349,900. Coldwell Banker, …

Obituaries
Wayne Cooper, 68, Little Compton

Wayne Cooper, 68, of Little Compton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. He was the husband of Christine A. (Rocha) Cooper. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Mattie L. (Smith) and …

Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Robald J. Rodrigues, 75, Bristol

Frances G. Scott, 90, Bristol

Isabelle Paine Middendorf, 86, Little Compton

D. Alberta Andrade, 84, Westport

Opinion
Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Transparency. I was elected by the people to bring transparency to our City Government. I was informed on Friday that all of the appointments had been decided and were final. I have to question the …

Just say no to fake news

It's time to shape up the R.I. Board of Elections

Letter: Help save soldiers who work to save us

Stop dangerous, dirty, unnecessary power plant

Things to do
Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

One of my favorite comfort foods this time of year is a braised dish of beef, lamb or veal shanks. They make the house smell great and are delicious with the gravy spooned over mashed potatoes. Plus, …

Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

The halls are decked at Linden Place

A great day to tag a tree

Barrington's tree lighting is today, event starts at 2

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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.