Kids get schooled in jazz at Greenvale Vineyards (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Infants, toddlers and tikes grooved to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie — and even the “Sesame Street” theme song — during the annual …

East Providence's Jones Pond is renamed again

EAST PROVIDENCE — Barring push back from the national organization, the renovated parcel of land at the rear of Pierce Memorial Stadium will soon be known as “Townie Pride Park at Jones Pond” …
Opinion
Letter: Mooring fee increase a detriment to non-profit sailing schools

To the editor: Recently, the Bristol Town Council and the Bristol Harbormaster have taken action to reverse 30 years of support for the non-profit sailing schools that operate in Bristol …

Latest News

Bristol arrests: Sexual assault, DUI, domestic violence

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests: Asim Aquil Samuel, 38, of 67 Catherine St., Bristol, was arrested  Feb. 14 on a Superior Court bench warrant for failure to appear in …

Water Street infrastructure work planned; public meeting Thursday

Water Street residents and others living in North Warren will see some major changes this year as Warren begins its long-awaited streetscape and infrastructure project. Town officials say there …

Love at first bite

Minnie Luong has her own commercial kitchen, two part time staffers, and dozens of orders to fill each week for her popular kimchi brand, Chi Kitchen. But she still makes time to prop up a folding …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent weeks in towns around East Bay: Barrington 1 Gregory Court — $470,000 78 Massasoit Ave. — $214,000 33 Priscilla Drive — …

Escobars featured in new documentary film about farms

PORTSMOUTH — “How many younger people want to be a movie star, or want to be an astronaut or something fantastic?” Louis Escobar says in the opening to “Forgotten …
Business
Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …

Obituaries
Jessica Ferri, 77, Bristol

essica ( Paradiso) Ferri , 77 of Bristol died Monday Feb. 20, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital She was the wife of Albert A Ferri. They were married for over 56 years. She was born in Bristol a …

C. Gene Davis, 74, formerly of Bristol

Eudora Ann Gustafson, 66, Bristol

Rosa Perry, 93, Bristol

Joseph F. Bruno, 85, Bristol

Martha Cabral, 77, Bristol

Sports
New Barrington Hall of Fame class announced

Barrington High School and the Barrington Booster Club announce that tickets are now on sale for an awards dinner to honor the sixth class of the Barrington High School Athletic Hall of Fame. …

Portsmouth girls take 2nd in state indoor track, Merrill shines

Mt. Hope gymnasts win Division II State Championship

Portsmouth boys cruise to 76-48 win on senior night

East Providence boys and girls triumph in hoops doubleheader

Opinion
Are school grades de-grading?

There is a movement afoot to eliminate grades for students, particularly in the middle schools. The argument goes as follows:Giving grades cause stress for some students. Students particularly in the …

5 estate planning tips for the non-traditional family (which probably means yours)

Editorial: Burrs Hill repatriation a long time coming

Letter: Jacob's Point is for the birds — Purple Martins, that is

Letter: Current wastewater funding scheme unfair to all of Warren

Things to do
Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

"I have to admit, the timing is good," said director Christopher Crider about the Bristol Theatre Company's upcoming production of Urinetown, a satirical send-up of municipal politics, bureaucratic …

Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

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Jim McGaw

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.