Portsmouth’s Hathaway School receives bomb threat

Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from the past week.
Wow, what a show! Barrington students perform Lion King, Jr.

More than 150 Hampden Meadows School students shared the stage during the recent production of The Lion King, Jr. The show captivated audiences on Friday and Saturday with beautiful stage sets and …

Man charged with exposing himself on Westport beach

An East Providence man will answer to charges of lewd behavior after Westport Police say he exposed himself to one woman on Gooseberry Island and perhaps as many as six more. On Monday, Westport …

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Giant terrapin goes missing from Barrington DPW

Members of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust are looking for information that may help them locate a missing float in time for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. Recently it was …

Herreshoff to end long political career

After one of the longest continuous political careers in Bristol history, Town Councilman Halsey Herreshoff is stepping back from public life, announcing Tuesday he will not seek a 14th term on the …

Portsmouth Historical Society receives $2,000 state grant

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Historical Society had a special guest at its member open house on Sunday. State Rep. Dan Reilly dropped by to present the Society with a state grant of …

Warren police logs: Man charged with burglary at daughter's home

Saturday, May 14A Sisson Street woman called police after her boyfriend came home drunk, and an argument ensued.Police got a call about a dead opossum on the Warren Town Beach.Someone spray-painted a …

Portsmouth Fire Department’s Lautieri is EMT of the Year

PORTSMOUTH — Lt. Dominic Lautieri of the Portsmouth Fire Department was honored as Rhode Island’s Career EMT of the Year during an EMS Week Recognition Ceremony at the State House …

Katz budget proposal wins majority at Tiverton FTR

TIVERTON — With a majority (55.4%) of the the votes cast on the budget proposals, the FY17 budget proposed by petition by Justin Katz (Budget #2) prevailed at Saturday's Financial Town Referendum (FTR). The voting results were announced shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday night by Town Clerk Nancy Mello.

Photo Gallery: Martin Middle School Theatre

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin Middle School Theatre troupe presented its annual spring show last week in a series of shows.The troupe performed “The Legend of Robin Hood…Sort of" in …

State frowns on Beach Avenue plan

WESTPORT — Out of concern for endangered piping plovers, the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife “strongly encourages” Westport to reconsider its Beach Avenue plans in a way that would …
Speak out
Letter: A united front addressing autism

To the editor: Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world. There is no known cause, and it is a lifelong responsibility — and often, an emotional and financial struggle …

Letter: Town Council needs to remember whom it serves

Letter: Fact-checking, or the lack thereof

It's time to stop playing games

Back to running? Take care of your back

Police Report
Bristol’s gun policy does not violate 2nd amendment

Bristol’s police chief was fully within his rights to deny a resident a concealed weapons permit because he determined the resident did not have a compelling need to carry the weapon, a federal …

Police: Sidewalk defecation, shovel fight, and more

East Providence Police conduct annual memorial service

Bristol arrests: Domestic assault, drug bust, assault on cops

Portsmouth Police hold 3rd annual Awards Ceremony

Things to Do
Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

Cub Scout Pack 100 will host its 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, June 12, at UMass-Dartmouth. There will be more than 30 vehicles for children and parents alike to inspect, climb on, and …

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

Exhibit tells the story of Warren's Touisset

Rare, exotic British cars to roll into Bristol

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

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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.