Administrator: 'Not thrilled’ with Portsmouth PARCC results

PORTSMOUTH — The most recent standardized test results for Portsmouth public schools present a case of good news and bad news for the district. The good news: Participation rates were …
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Bristol arrests: Felony larceny, strangulation, suspended licenses

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Richard T. Nunez, 43, of 39 Milburn Road, East Providence, was charged with driving with a suspended license on Hope Street at …

East Providence superintendent ends sharing of HR director with city side

EAST PROVIDENCE — Cheryl Silvia Mammone, despite some internet gossip, remains gainfully employed with the East Providence School Department, though she will no longer assist the city site with its …

Bristol Warren schools singled out for PARCC improvements

Mt. Hope High School had the greatest improvement in literacy in the state, and the Bristol Warren Regional School District as a whole was singled out for its improvements as the state Department of …

Bristol native wins national athletic award

Throughout his outstanding career in athletics, Michael P. Lunney has always strived to be the best that he can be. Now, he’s being recognized by his national peers for a job well done. Mr. …

Some parents not pleased with initial Barrington school bus schedule

Some parents of Barrington students were a bit surprised when it appeared that their sons and daughters would not be eligible to ride the bus to the middle school this year.  A preliminary …

UPDATE: PARCC scores — Tiverton, Little Compton results

Tiverton’s Fort Barton School has been singled out for the improvement of both its mathematics scores and participation level in the latest state PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for …

DiBiase brings new era to Mt. Hope High School

With a focus on innovation, collaboration and tech education, new Mt. Hope High School Principal Deborah DiBiase prepares to take the helm of a brand new leadership team at the high …

State finally approves Noquochoke funding

The third time was the charm for Westport’s effort to get the state to approve tax credits needed to help pay for Noquochoke Village affordable housing. The Westport Affordable Housing Trust …
Obituaries
Peter Dauphin, 70, Tiverton

Peter Dauphin, 70, of Tiverton, died on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Genevieve (Labens) Dauphin. Born on June 22, 1946, in Fall River, …

Paul J. Bento, 73, Auburn, Mass.

Natalie Stein, 67, Bristol

Raymond 'Doc' Dyer, 96, Bristol

Veronica H. Platt, 85, Barrington

Stanley P. DeAngelis, 69, Barrington

Anthony Medina, 60, Bristol

Paul D. Sullivan, 72, formerly of Bristol

Clelia P. Fiordelisi

Isabelle M. Griffin, 85, Warren

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Back to School 2016

A LIFE focus section with all the information you need to know before your child goes back to school.

Opinion
Speak-Out: Residents still riled up about potential new Dunkin’

I am sick and tired of hearing about how terrible a new Dunkin’ Donuts building might be, especially from people that have no idea what they are talking about. They are some of the nicest and …

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Get serious about real pension reform

Editorial: Heroic effort

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

Police Report
UPDATE: Teen in critical condition after Barrington car crash

A 20-year-old Seekonk man is facing drunk driving charges following a crash on Sowams Road Tuesday night, Aug. 22. Barrington police were called to a serious crash at the northern end of Sowams …

Two men saved from sunken boat in Bristol Harbor

Painter injured when ladder strikes power line in Barrington

Grand Jury indicts East Providence man on numerous counts

Police: Woman hit Portsmouth man in head with car mirror

Things to Do
'Nature & National Identity' in New Bedford

While New Bedford's arguably most famous son Ishmael is neither a real person nor actually from the whaling city, fans of 19th century American landscape painters will point to native son Albert …

‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

Hollihock Writers Conference: three days of inspiration

East Providence libraries celebrate Parks Service centennial

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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.