Police: Nude sunbather spotted at Barrington Beach

Barrington police received a call from someone who said a man was sunbathing nude near the town beach on Friday, June 23. The call came into the station at 5:23 p.m., and officers arrived at the …

Bob Dyl, Bunny Miller honored with 2017 Portsmouth Award

PORTSMOUTH — Saying their tireless efforts have made the town a better place to live, the Town Council Monday night recognized Caroline “Bunny” Miller and Robert Dyl Jr. as the …
Opinion
Letter: Tiverton's Charter isn’t merely about FTR and finances

To the editor: Good government requires elected officials who come to the table with their own ideas and perspectives about the small and large issues they will face. It also requires that these …

More Local News

East Providence winds up with a $5 million surplus for FY15

EAST PROVIDENCE — Another fiscal year audit in the books, another solid performance financial performance recorded for East Providence. The City Council, at its Tuesday, June 20, once again …

Funk, rock and groove take center stage at Fourth Concert Series Monday

The Fourth of July Concert Series resumes Monday night with a New England groove band making their Bristol, followed by a Concert Series veterans Northeast Traffic. Blue Light Bandits Monday, …

Warren Athletics win Little League Minor Division Championship

The Warren Athletics won the Warren Little League Minor Division Championship at Jannitto Field Thursday night, sweeping the Nationals in a two out of three series that was closer than the 2-0 result …

State recommends Warren Town Beach closure

The Rhode Island Department of Health recommended Sunday that the Warren Town Beach be closed to swimming due to high bacteria counts.During recent testing elevated levels of bacteria were detected; …

Chief Marshal McDermott to lead Westport 4th parade

If it’s not too much to ask of Mother Nature, a day just like last July 4 would be mighty nice, say organizers of Westport’s annual Fourth of July Parade. The Parade steps off Tuesday at 10 …
Business
Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

Obituaries
Benjamin F. Lewis 95, Tiverton

Benjamin F. Lewis 95, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Born in Tiverton, he was the son of the late Elsie Lewis Hall.  Mr.Lewis had worked  as a carpenter for Williams …

Marie Marden Currier, of Barrington

Charles Lee Remington, 70, formerly of Bristol

Jose Angelo Melo, 75, Bristol

Cadence Alofa Tuato'o, infant, Bristol

Elizabeth I. Hazlett, 97, Bristol

Sports
Portsmouth girl takes 3rd in Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

PORTSMOUTH — Taylor Richardson of Portsmouth placed third overall in the local qualifier for the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition sponsored by PGA New England at Button Hole Golf Course in …

Morikawa claims 56th playing of Northeast Amateur

Golf tournament to fund higher education

Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Opinion
Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ Association questions deserve answers

To the editor: As a Navy war veteran, I know what it takes to find common ground but common ground is hard to find when there is a lack of clear vision from those who dance around or dodge the …

Letter: TTA charter slate offers townspeople win-win

Letter: Tiverton the loser under flawed budget system

Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers’ platform based on experience

Letter: Candidates push personal agenda, silence dissenters

Things to do
'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses …

Independence Park goes country Sunday night

Swing to the oldies in Independence Park Saturday

Buzzards Bay Swim cancelled due to storms

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

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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.