Former Eagle playing key role for college team

Former Barrington High School standout Sarah Middleton has started all eight games for the Franklin Pierce women's basketball team this season, and is averaging more than eight points per …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns across the East Bay: Barrington 404 County Road — $275,000 12 Lillis Ave. — $377,000 24 Jennys Lane — …
Column: 'Roast beef, medium'

Though she died almost a half a century ago, Edna Ferber (1885-1968) remains a well-respected American novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Her 1924 novel, “So Big,” won the …

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Acoaxet Chapel’s new ramp an accessible and architectural gem

One thing separates the handicapped accessible ramp at Acoaxet Chapel from most others out there. It looks nothing like a handicapped ramp. From out front, even from up close, the 175-year-old …

Tiverton gardeners adopt an island

This fall, the Tiverton Garden Club landscaped the traffic island at Exit 5 off Route 24 in Tiverton to enhance the primary entry to town. It had previously been a neglected weed patch. This project …

Police release chilling details of pastor's murder-suicide

Former First Congregational Church Pastor Daniel Randall checked himself out of rehab Thursday morning, bought a shotgun and drove to his home in Maine, where he shot his daughter before killing …

Former Bristol pastor found dead after apparent murder-suicide

A former pastor at First Congregational Church in Bristol has been found dead, along with his daughter, in a house in Maine after an apparent murder-suicide, reported. Police in Hebron, …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 0 Craig Drive — Sunday, Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Colonial, 4, 4, $695,000. Residential …
The Friedman Group real estate company joins Residential

The Friedman Group recently joined Residential Properties' Barrington location. The Friedman Group is comprised of Ted Friedman, Betsy Friedman, and Claudia Maioran. “RPL has been the top …

Thomas E. Deschene, 65, Adamsville

Thomas E. Deschene, 65, of Adamsville, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Charlton Memorial Hospital after an illness.  Thomas was the son of the late Everett and Dora (Poole) Deschene.  …

Irene D. Howard, 94, Warren

Norma A. Messinger, Riverside

George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Gallery: East Providence girls' basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team hosted neighbor Bay View in its annual non-league Injury Fund game Friday night, Dec. 9.

East Providence edges Tiverton in overtime in boys' hoops

Barrington football players to be honored

'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

How does the medicaid look-back period work?

One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a means-based program, which means that you are only eligible for it if you have …

Treasurer Magaziner is getting it done

Holidays and autism…how quickly I forget!

It’s not easy to field a whole new team

Editorial: Residents won't be able to drive through

Things to do
Portsmouth's Glen Manor hosts free open house on Sunday

PORTSMOUTH — Come celebrate the holiday season at the annual Christmas Open House at Glen Manor House this Sunday, Dec. 11 Featuring extraordinary decorations and Yuletide cheer, the …

Museum to publish long-awaited whaling journal this week

Newport skating center to open Friday

Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

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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.