Portsmouth High senior proposes ‘story walk’ at Glen

PORTSMOUTH — Young tikes would be able to read a good story while hiking in the great outdoors if a proposal by a Portsmouth High School student gets town approval. Eve Lowrimore, for …

Bristol Police: Sleeping shopper, 'suspicious' characters

The Bristol Police responded to the following calls between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19: Monday, Feb. 13 A man called police to file a report after he fell in the parking lot at St. Elizabeth’s …
Opinion
Speak-Out: Bristol ‘joints,’ public property

About the gentleman calling about SNIFFING JOINTS IN BRISTOL BARS … I’m sure if your son is in a bar drinking with you, he’s probably smoked or sniffed a joint before. Sorry, but …

Latest News

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. The male bluebird is rich baby blue on the back with an orange-brown bordered …

East Providence's Jones Pond is renamed again

EAST PROVIDENCE — Barring push back from the national organization, the renovated parcel of land at the rear of Pierce Memorial Stadium will soon be known as “Townie Pride Park at Jones Pond” …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 53 Lamson Road — Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $359,000. Residential Properties, …

Warren Rescue will prolong on-site cardiac care

Warren rescue crews will now spend half an hour administering life-saving CPR to cardiac arrest patients before taking them to the hospital, a move that state health officials believe could save …

Bristol arrests: Sexual assault, DUI, domestic violence

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Asim Aquil Samuel, 38, of 67 Catherine St., Bristol, was arrested  Feb. 14 on a Superior Court bench warrant for failure to appear in …
Business
Love at first bite

Minnie Luong has her own commercial kitchen, two part time staffers, and dozens of orders to fill each week for her popular kimchi brand, Chi Kitchen. But she still makes time to prop up a folding …

Obituaries
Jessica Ferri, 77, Bristol

Jessica ( Paradiso) Ferri , 77 of Bristol died Monday Feb. 20, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital She was the wife of Albert A Ferri. They were married for over 56 years. She was born in Bristol a …

C. Gene Davis, 74, formerly of Bristol

Eudora Ann Gustafson, 66, Bristol

Rosa Perry, 93, Bristol

Joseph F. Bruno, 85, Bristol

Martha Cabral, 77, Bristol

Sports
East Providence advances in D-I boys' hoops tourney

EAST PROVIDENCE — “Survive and advance” is the credo of late-February/March basketball no matter the level, and the East Providence High School boys’ team exemplified that Friday night, Feb. …

Tiverton boys cap perfect 17-0 division regular season

New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Mt. Hope gymnasts win Division II State Championship

Things to do
Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

"I have to admit, the timing is good," said director Christopher Crider about the Bristol Theatre Company's upcoming production of Urinetown, a satirical send-up of municipal politics, bureaucratic …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

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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.