Tiverton softball preview: Young team looks to have a strong presence in D-III

The Tiverton High School softball team has strong pitching, a strong infield and can crush the ball. The one down side, they are really young. “We are mostly all freshman and sophomores,” …
Vestas skipper Enright speaks to Newport students while racing towards Newport
Vestas 11th Hour Racing captain Charlie Enright spoke via Facebook live with Pell Elementary School sailing students in Newport as his … Read More
New video: BHS leader named 'Principal of the Year'
"Hurley! Hurley! Hurley!" The chant filled the Barrington High School gymnasium as students and teachers awaited the arrival of … Read More
Warren votes on marijuana growers tonight
The head of the Warren Town Council said he has questions over whether legalizing the growing of medical marijuana within the town’s … Read More
The surest sign of spring
"So many places have beautiful daffodil displays," said Gail Read, Blithewold's Gardens Manager. "Blithewold doesn't have a display. … Read More
Discuss Westport’s budget at a public session Saturday
All are invited to discuss Annual Town Meeting matters in a setting less formal than Town Meeting, which is coming up on Tuesday, … Read More
Warren police logs: Two charged in theft of road signs
Monday, April 16A man complained that someone sideswiped his car on Main Street.Police got a call about a man in a hooded sweatshirt … Read More
Gallery: Rumford Towers Talent Show
EAST PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, April 22,, The Rumford Towers Variety Show was put on by the Rumford Towers Residents Association with … Read More
Mt. Hope student ‘dies’ in mock crash
Mt. Hope High School student Liam Bullard only had about 10 minutes to live when when his cell phone buzzed in class Thursday … Read More
Ag Trust seals 63-acre land deal near Commons
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was … Read More
Obituaries
Agnes E. O’Brien, 99, East Providence

Agnes E. O’Brien (Tullson), 99, wife of the late John F. O’Brien, died on April 24, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Alma (Quist) …

Maria da Conceicao Cabral, 97, of Bristol

Maria Eduarda Braga, 77, of Bristol

Opinion
A letter to my son on his 18th birthday Happy 18th birthday T.J.!My sweet boy, you have been counting down the days to your 18th birthday since January 1 and it’s finally here! In honor of your big day, I wanted to make sure that you …
Governor Raimondo and Treasurer Magaziner take a giant step for education Governor Gina Raimondo and Treasurer Seth Magaziner have made the case for a statewide investment in public school buildings. As both correctly note, the longer the wait the more expensive it will be …
Letter: Bristol needs to protect historic heritage downtown On June 8, 2017, Bristol Town Administrator Steven Contente spoke in the Roswell Bosworth, Jr. Lecture Series about the development of two historic properties on Bristol’s downtown …
Sports
Westport baseball team struggles during latest stretch of games After starting the season strong, going 2-1 over their first three games, the Westport baseball team has struggled as of late with a 1-2 record during that stretch, for a 3-3 record overall and a 2-1 …
Gallery: EPHS Softball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School softball team took a break from Division I regular season play last weekend to host North Smithfield in a non-league game. The Townies easily …
Bayside YMCA Stingrays place at regionals The Bayside YMCA Stingrays competed at the YMCA New England Championship held recently at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.   There were more than 60 YMCA teams from across New England that competed at …

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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.