RIDOT readies temporary Pawtucket Avenue, I-195 ramp closure

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced another component to the expected eight-week project to replace the span on Pawtucket Avenue over Interstate 195. The …

Barrington students finish third at LifeSmarts nationals

A group of five Barrington High School students nearly captured the LifeSmarts national championship recently.  The local team placed third among the 31 teams invited the national …
Opinion
Baloney in search of the bread

“The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox expect to build a Providence Stadium with their own funds.” — Providence Journal 2/25/15; Kate Bramson, reporter “They plan to build …

Latest News

Get your nominations in for the ‘Portsmouth Award’

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is seeking nominations for the recipient(s) of the annual “Portsmouth Award.”

‘Bristol will have a new shape’

Independence Park will be gone. The Thames Street business district and parts of Hope Street will be under water. Residents in one of the wealthiest sections of town will need to hop on a ferry every …

Local water authority wins 'Hydrant Hysteria'

David DaSilva and Nicholas Deveau, representing the Bristol County Water Authority, placed first in the inaugural Hydrant Hysteria competition, held during the New England Water Works Association …

Budget committee whacks $1.2M from Barrington schools' request

Barrington school officials were still reeling on Wednesday morning, April 26, just hours after the committee on appropriations recommended no increase to the proposed school budget. That's right, …

Warren police logs: Animal control officer busy this week

Monday, April 17 A black lab chased after a letter carrier on Canario Drive just after 2 p.m. The animal control officer spoke to the owner. Someone complained about a person burning leaves at …
Business
Customers, officials wish BHOP a happy 40th

Scores of people filed into Bristol House of Pizza Monday afternoon and into the evening to help celebrate the restaurant’s 40th anniversary. Local officials, including Town Administrator …

Obituaries
Lavina Fales Knowlton, 89, formerly of Bristol

Lavina Fales Knowlton (“Nina”), 89, a life-long resident of Bristol, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 11, 2017, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was …

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Sports
Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

PORTSMOUTH—The URI women’s rugby team lost in the cup semifinals to Vassar 24-5 on Sunday during the Beast of the East tournament at Glen Farm on Sunday. The playoff lost earned the Lady Rams a …

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Eagles top Townies, Raiders, Tigers and Huskies

Opinion
Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

The waters are rising, of that there is no longer any doubt. No one can credibly argue any more that sea level rise — caused by human activity that has fueled global climate change — is a …

Editorial: Animal cruelty — Change comes slowly

An empty face at Burr's Hill

Letter: Chris Stanley’s last minute budget shenanigans

Letter: Barrington 300? That anniversary is not until 2070

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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Jim McGaw

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.