Vestas 11th Hour Racing in collision 30 miles from finish

Holding what appeared to be a fairly comfortable 16-mile lead just a couple of hours from the Leg 4 finish, Vestas 11th Hour Racing was involved in a collision with some other vessel. While that was …
Touisset man hopes state will ban blue marine styrofoam
A Touisset Point resident is talking with Save The Bay and hopes the environmental organization and state will take steps to do away … Read More
Bristol Police: Arrests for drunk driving and sexual assault
Bristol police officers made seven arrests from Jan. 8 to Jan. 14, including two women for drunk driving and one man for second-degree … Read More
Bids opened for Barrington Middle School project
Members of the Barrington School Building Committee said they were pleased with the bids for the new Barrington Middle School … Read More
Obituaries
Richard J. Pacheco, 70, Westport

Richard J. Pacheco, 70, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Leslie J. Caulfield. Mr. Pacheco was born in St. Michael, …

Beatrice Almeida Maylor, 93, East Providence

Lillian M. Buckley, 84, Tiverton

Annie Kids takes the stage tonight in Barrington
A talented cast of students from Primrose Hill School will bring Annie Kids to the stage this weekend.  Arts Alive! will host a … Read More
Early warning: Tiverton council issues tax hike alert
TIVERTON — The budget season is still young but Town Council members want both taxpayers and Budget Committee to know that the … Read More
New video: Vultures — Frozen, now flexible, flyers
How brutal was the weather a couple of weeks back? So icy, so cold that even hardy turkey vultures were almost frozen … Read More
Barrington Middle School wrestling team off to strong start
Something special is happening with the Barrington Middle School wrestling team this year.  The team has erupted out of the … Read More
Owners say there's ample interest in former Benny's locations
EAST PROVIDENCE — As an aside during their presentation to the city council at the body’s January 16 meeting on the proposed … Read More
Tiny group keeps Bristol badminton league alive, would gladly welcome new members
Most days, the Bristol Community Center thumps with the beat of Zumba or fitness classes or basketball or other mainstream activities. … Read More
Police
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off the shore at Kettle Point believed to be the one owned by a …
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. Clive Bridgham, 67, was found dead upon the arrival of officers …
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it termed a “suspicious” death the previous evening in the Rumford …
Opinion
Letter: Westport debt a ticking time bomb even before new school To the editor: I find myself amazed that we as citizens are considering incurring at least another $60 million in indebtedness to construct a new school when there is absolutely no conversation …
Letter: Please don’t delay Bristol marina expansion any longer This is an open letter to the current members of the Bristol Town Council: Question: What do 120-plus Bristol residents, their families and friends all have in common? Answer: They have all …
Letter: Proud to see Bristol's support network is strong On Tuesday evening I attended the Bristol Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Building Partnerships Celebration and was inspired and proud to be part of a community with such a network of dedicated and …
Letter: Chiropractor had a welcoming spirit To the editor: On Thursday night Barrington lost one of its own, Dr. Clive Bridgham. He was apparently murdered in his home in East Providence. He was found on Thursday night. He grew up here in …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Bolts, Falcons and Sentinels The Barrington High School girls basketball team improved to 6-2 with wins over Cranston East, Cranston West and Smithfield last week. The Eagles defeated Cranston East 57-39 on Wednesday, Jan. …
Youth free-throw contest in Portsmouth Saturday PORTSMOUTH — Young sharpshooters, take notice: The Knights of Columbus Father Christopher S. Rooney Council, No. 3618, is sponsoring its annual free throw contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, …
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, sweeping its dual meet against Rogers and …

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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.