Mt. Hope student ‘dies’ in mock crash

Mt. Hope High School student Liam Bullard only had about 10 minutes to live when when his cell phone buzzed in class Thursday afternoon. He checked his phone on the sly, raised his hand and asked …
Ag Trust seals 63-acre land deal near Commons
LITTLE COMPTON — A major land acquisition, that is likely to have far-reaching consequences for the Town of Little Compton, was … Read More
Affordable housing on the Commons?
LITTLE COMPTON — While affordable housing is off the table as a possible use for the 63-acre property just acquired by the Little … Read More
Volvo Ocean Race: Locked in and heading north
The Volvo Ocean Race teams were practically neck and neck in Leg 8 on Thursday with the seven crews jostling for position as they … Read More
Two maps and a lot of town history in Barrington
Barrington High School senior Lindsey Hands spent much of her April school vacation coloring — not for fun but as part of her senior … Read More
Bayside YMCA Stingrays place at regionals
The Bayside YMCA Stingrays competed at the YMCA New England Championship held recently at MIT in Cambridge, Mass.   There were … Read More
EPHS graduation rate for 2017 remains above state average
EAST PROVIDENCE — While the graduation rate at East Providence High School for the Class of 2017 dipped slightly, it still bested … Read More
Two Barrington residents selected as 'Merit Scholars'
National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently released the names of the first group of winners in the 63rd annual National Merit … Read More
Kickemuit students excel in state Science Olympiad
They’ve only been at it two years. But members of the Kickemuit Middle School Science Olympiad club showed this past weekend that … Read More
Barrington resident will offer Curry College commencement speech
Barrington resident and social entrepreneur Navyn Salem will serve as the commencement speaker and be awarded an honorary degree … Read More
Obituaries
Agnes E. O’Brien, 99, East Providence

Agnes E. O’Brien (Tullson), 99, wife of the late John F. O’Brien, died on April 24, 2018 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Alma (Quist) …

Maria da Conceicao Cabral, 97, of Bristol

Maria Eduarda Braga, 77, of Bristol

Opinion
Commentary: Satisfied with legal officials engaging in East Providence election matter It was satisfying to learn that the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office has sent to the Rhode Island Supreme Court the matter relating to term lengths in East Providence. Due to the …
Letter: In response to 'Stronger gun laws needed' To the editor: (Regarding the letter titled, "Stronger gun laws needed.") I am going to give you a lot of leeway and keep my words kind because you are probably a fine young man. I do find I have …
Letter: A note of gratitude following a tragedy To the editor: Like many parents, when I moved to Barrington 22 years ago, I thought it would be a good place to raise my son. I learned this week that it also the best place to live should every …
Sports
Barrington volleyball bounces back, defeats Johnston The Barrington High School boys volleyball team improved to 3-3 after defeating Johnston 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18) on Monday night, April 23.  Barrington's Tyler Prates finished the game with …
Barrington High School sailing team qualifies for nationals A group of Barrington High School students will compete for a national championship next month. The BHS sailing team finished third at the New England Championships last weekend and will travel to …
Portsmouth boys’ lacrosse team edged by Cumberland (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity lacrosse team was narrowly defeated by Cumberland Friday night at home, 7-6.

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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.