Portsmouth students writing about local history

PORTSMOUTH — Third-graders at Melville School are making history. Well, they’re writing about it, anyway. Thanks to a “Spark Grant” grant of nearly $3,000 from the …
Portsmouth man rides for stepson — and against cancer

PORTSMOUTH — John Farley isn’t riding 500 miles next month to raise money for his 20-year-old stepson, but Matt Pierce is clearly his inspiration for doing so. On Sept. 15, 2015, …

Circumnavigator Lange to celebrate homecoming Friday

Circumnavigator Lange to celebrate homecoming Friday She left Bristol last July 21, and solo sailor Donna Lange will return to her adopted town on May 27 after her second solo …

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Bristol arrests: Shoplifting, DUI, Domestic, and More

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week:Justin M. Finardi, 25, of Harrison Street, was charged with domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct on May 17.Gregory C. …

Central puts a chill into East Providence's baseball playoff hopes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Facing a must win situation on the final day of the 2016 regular season to earn a spot in the upcoming Division I state championship playoffs on their own, the East Providence …

Historic Bristol ‘perfect spot’ for history museum

Bristol has been a seat of power of the Native American world; site of British bombardment — twice — during the fight for independence; and, of course, is well-known for hosting the oldest 4th of …

Photos: Old fashioned fun at Coggeshall Fiber Festival

Coggeshall Farm Museum hosted its annual Fiber Festival and Craft Fair last weekend, showcasing the work of spinners and others who work with natural fibers.

Big work coming to Warren's Water Street

Warren’s north end will soon see an unusual amount of construction, but plans are in the works to try to keep its impact on traffic to a minimum. Last week, Warren’s town manager, building …

Cicilline to host senior event in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) will host his annual Senior Resources Fair Thursday, May 26, from 5 -7 p.m. at the East Providence Senior Center, located at 610 …

New company to take over Barrington walk-in clinic

A new company will take over management of the emergency walk-in clinic on Maple Avenue next month. Ocean State Urgent Care, which runs clinics across the state, will open its doors in …

Seekonk Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sheldon

SEEKONK — Hi, my name is Sheldon and I‘m a shorthaired male cat around 1 to 2 years old. My fur is mostly gray with some white and I love when people pet me! I somehow ended up in a …
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East Bay Homes - May 2016

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Letter: Barrington student survey results should concern you

To the editor: Last Tuesday, I attended my first BHS orientation. The packed auditorium of students and parents enjoyed a Sunrise Show welcome video before hearing from students and faculty. …

Editorial: Barrington man calls for $120K cut to school budget

Letter: A united front addressing autism

Letter: Town Council needs to remember whom it serves

Letter: Fact-checking, or the lack thereof

Police Report
'Click it or Ticket' campaign kicks off in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department, in conjunction with its neighbors in Seekonk and the Rhode Island State Police, kicked off the annual "Click it or Ticket" enforcement …

Portsmouth’s Hathaway School receives bomb threat

Warren police logs: Man charged with burglary at daughter's home

Bristol’s gun policy does not violate 2nd amendment

Police: Sidewalk defecation, shovel fight, and more

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Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

Cub Scout Pack 100 will host its 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, June 12, at UMass-Dartmouth. There will be more than 30 vehicles for children and parents alike to inspect, climb on, and …

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

Exhibit tells the story of Warren's Touisset

Rare, exotic British cars to roll into Bristol

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

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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.