AVTECH, Rhode Island business leaders in Dubai

Leaders of AVTECH, the technology and software firm based in Warren, are in the midst of a trade and business trip with Rhode Island business leaders. The trip includes stops in Dubai, Saudi Arabia …
Developer scales back proposal for downtown Bristol
The developer of a large building at the corner of State and Thames streets has listened to critics, amended his plan and resubmitted … Read More
Lend a hand: Warren town cleanup scheduled for Saturday
Kickemuit Junior Grange members Andrew Damiano, 13, and Jeremiah 
Ziegler, 8, model T-shirts designed by Warren artist Richard … Read More
Volvo Ocean Race: Six teams will compete in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday
Six teams will be on the start line on Friday afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining … Read More
Council approves revisions to two derelict East Providence parcels
EAST PROVIDENCE — A minor omission made over a decade ago putting a glitch in a current proposal to redevelop one of the city’s … Read More
Warren resident named Teacher of the Year
Warren Town Council member Chris Stanley loves history, and a national teachers' organization announced this week that the Ponagansett … Read More
Young thespians stage 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend
Young Hugh Cole School thespians enrolled in Arts Alive, a non-profit performing arts program based out of Barrington, will stage a … Read More
Residents continue to join Solarize Barrington effort
The continued demand for residential solar in Barrington means that residents interested in solar can now expect to save as much as 20 … Read More
Motocross park suffers narrow defeat
TIVERTON — A proposed amendment to the Tiverton zoning ordinance, that would have allowed the installation of a motocross park at … Read More
Gill reappointed as AO for town planners
TIVERTON — By a vote of 5-2, Susan Gill was reappointed Monday, April 9, by the Tiverton town council to a one-year term as Tiverton … Read More
Obituaries
Robert F. Kittell, 89, Warren

Robert F. Kittell , 89, of Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Arliene (Paulin) Kittell and the late Vivian (Barber) Kittell. Born in …

Frank “Sandy” Souza, Jr., 86, of Bristol

Teofilo Jose Lima, 74, of Seekonk

Opinion
Letter: Thames Street development is good for Bristol I am writing to urge the town officials to approve the Belvedere project on May 10. I am a local business owner who has also spoken to many other local business owners, who are also in support of …
Letter: Questions to consider re: Bristol's plastic bag ban I read with enthusiasm your article and editorial regarding the banning of plastic bags. Yes plastic is convenient, however the real question is whether or not the State of Rhode Island actually …
Letter: We need to work to keep Barrington Beach clean To the editor: We moved to Barrington last July and were thrilled to find ourselves a home within walking distance of the beach and excited about realizing our dream of living near the ocean It …
Sports
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …
Wildcats gain experience in loss to Holbrook Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as …
Barrington baseball opens season with 2-1 record The Barrington High School baseball team opened its season with a 13-2 win over Woonsocket at Renaud Field last week. Andrew Conaty got the start for the Eagles and went 4 and 2/3 innings on the …

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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.