Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

East Providence Police institute lateral hiring program

EAST PROVIDENCE — The police department here will soon utilize an employment program generally used in other municipalities locally and nationally to ease manpower deficiencies. At the Tuesday, …
Opinion
Letter: Barrington Middle School land offers reason to worry

To the editor: I was physically unable to be present at the special town financial meeting held at Barrington High School because I could not find a place to park. By the time I arrived at the …

Latest News

After a decade on the move, swimming school makes a home in East Providence

"I doubt there's another swim school that's had more locations," says Susan Pascale-Frechette about Pods Swimming. We have basically been operating — and growing — out of a car for …

Belltower was warned of roof weakness

The owners and management company of Belltower Plaza knew as long ago as July 2015 that the roof was compromised and did little about it before part of it collapsed during a snowstorm last week, …

Little Compton Police: Surfers cited for trespassing

Monday, March 13 A South of Commons Road resident backed out of his driveway into a parked car. Damage was minor. Tuesday, March 14 Several people were issued trespass notices after police …

Warren offers $2,000 settlement in scooter mishap

A Warren man who sued the town after he damaged his motorized scooter by steering it into a hidden pothole last May said he’ll probably accept a $2,000 settlement offer authorized by the Warren …

East Providence remains on track for monthly water bill change

EAST PROVIDENCE — A move to stall the implementation of a monthly water billing cycle by Ward 4 representative Brian Faria at the Tuesday, March 21, city council meeting never materialized, the …
Business
Belltower businesses suffer after roof collapse

Businesses in Belltower Plaza are fully operating again after last week’s roof collapse, and want wary customers to know the building is safe for them to return. Part of the Metacom Avenue …

Obituaries
Dana A. Kent, 67, Westport

Dana A. Kent, 67, of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Golden Living Center. He was the son of the late Porter O. and Arline (Cambra) Kent. Mr. Kent was born in Fall River and …

Filomena Fatima Botelho, 63, Bristol

Joseph E. Botelho, 60, Riverside

Bernice Marie Rebello, 76, Bristol

Richard A. Helger, 70, Tiverton

Marion L. Ouellette, 95, Westport

Sports
Barrington native earns college hoops honors

Barrington native Priscilla Dunphy, a standout player for the WPI women's basketball team, was recently selected to the NEWMAC (New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference) second …

Tiverton's St. Theresa girls win state CYO hoops title

Portsmouth’s Cole Swider named Gatorade Player of Year

Eagles open 3-0 lead, hold on for Division II championship

Hoop dreams for state title cut short

Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

Letter: We could have a middle school, and spent less!

Letter: Tiverton committee’s ban on public comment is un-American

Letter: Barrington definitely not 'Borington' when it comes to history

Editorial: Power to the people

Things to do
Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …

2nd annual 'Quahog Week' kicks off March 20

Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

Busy season at hand for South Coast bluebirds

Bristol Theatre Company set to make a splash with latest production

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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.