Portsmouth school plants tree to honor military families

PORTSMOUTH — Ninety of the 298 students at Melville Elementary School are from military families so unfortunately, the community usually doesn’t have a lot of time to get to know …

Mt. Hope softball rolls over Rogers, 12-3

The undefeated Mt. Hope softball team clobbered Rogers, 12-3, in Newport on Thursday afternoon. The win boosted the first place Huskies to an 8-0 record in Division III East. The Lady Huskies …

Portsmouth Abbey LAX coach notches 400th win

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey head varsity lacrosse Coach Al Brown recently earned his 400th career win when the Ravens defeated Hyde School of Connecticut on April 6.  Mr. Brown, …

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DaPonte, Amore bills would ease burden on East Providence Schools

PROVIDENCE — State Senator Daniel DaPonte and State Representative Gregg Amore have each submitted legislation in the General Assembly attempting to ease the burden on the East Providence School …

St. Margaret School Drama Club performs 'Wonka Jr.'

EAST PROVIDENCE — Students in the drama club at St. Margaret School in Rumford recently presented two productions of "Willy Wonka Jr." at Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket. The production was …

Purple reigned all year for one Bristol artist

Rebekah Major, a Bristol artist with roots in Mount Hope Farm and the local schools, was especially struck by Prince's death last week.

Firefighters save West Main Road house

LITTLE COMPTON — A quick attack by Little Compton firefighters and support from surrounding towns saved a two story house at 6 West Main Road late Thursday afternoon. Little Compton Fire Chief …

The boys of summer are back in Warren

The 2016 season got underway last week and the league hosted a full slate of games this weekend. Scores and photos will be posted on a weekly basis throughout the season. Here’s the results of this …

Now hear this: Patriotic plates are within reach

About 600 Bristolians are waiting for their Bristol 4th of July Patriotic License Plates. Unless 300 more order said plates, those 600 Bristolians may be waiting forever. The state will not issue the commemorative plates until a total of 900 are ordered.
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New England Music Awards salutes Little Compton Band

LITTLE COMPTON — Being nominated for the New England Music Awards’ ‘Best of State’ is a big deal so members of The Little Compton Band hopped in Atticus Allen’s Volvo station wagon April 9 …

Photo Gallery: Martin, Riverside Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The host Riverside Middle School and Martin Middle School Unified Basketball League teams played a game in city Thursday afternoon, April 28. It's the first season of Unified …
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Letter: 'Biggest little state' was a much cooler slogan

To the editor: It was a pleasure to see your editorial on the "Biggest Little State in the Union" in last week's issue.  As a New York Madison Avenue copywriter I created many ads …

A crisis in civic education

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Letter: Barrington needs to preserve historic homes

Patiently awaiting the 'last frost' date

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Singer-songwriter returns home for benefit concert

"I'm on a 'perma-tour', a tour that never ends," says Caroline Cotter, a folk singer-songwriter who was raised on the East Side of Providence and now, when pressed, would call Portland, Maine home. …

Portsmouth Historical Society adopts new logo

Bioreserve ‘Big Walk’ is May 7

Keep Bristol Clean this Saturday

Portsmouth benefit for late Ray Oliver’s family is April 30

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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.