Both Portsmouth High cross-country teams sweep in meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School cross-country program had a very good day at Glen Park on Monday.  Both the girls’ and boys’ teams swept the competition, with …
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Young father arrested for child abuse on baby

A 19-year-old father has been arrested and charged with first-degree child abuse against his three-week-old baby. Luis R. Ortiz, of 217 Wood St., Apt. 11, was arrested Sept. 14, after the baby was …

Warren police logs: Possible wolf sighting reported

Monday, Sept. 11 A resident reported graffiti on a Main Street building. A woman called to report a dog barking on Main Street. A Croade Street resident reported being harassed. A caller …

Mixed reviews for ongoing road work in Barrington

Barrington's street-scape improvement project is underway on Maple Avenue and along West Street, and some people are not happy with it. "The project is taking too long to complete," said Stan …

Sakonnet area fire chiefs issue storm warnings

SAKONNET AREA — Tiverton and Little Compton fire chiefs as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday issued warnings and advice for residents of the towns they protect in advance of Hurricane Jose, which is projected to arrive in the area sometime Wednesday.
Obituaries
Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, a retired Army Colonel and resident of Crofton, Md., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 peacefully in his sleep. Colonel Del Santo was born in Barrington on May 8, …

Jeannine Christian Mongeon, 89

Horacio Jose DoRego, 75, of Bristol

Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Dennis T. Labao, 73, of Bristol

Claire F. Cardin, 93, of Barrington

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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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.