Town awards contract for Prudence Island road job

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night awarded a $1.83 million contract to low bidder PJ Keating Company of Fairhaven, Mass. to carry out road improvements to Narragansett Avenue on …
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Wood Street residents celebrate neighborhood pride

Wood Street residents celebrated pride in their community Sunday during the first Wood Street Pride Day.  The celebration, hosted by Mosaico CDC, which runs the Bristol Industrial Park, and …

Two men saved from sunken boat in Bristol Harbor

Three men are lucky to be unharmed after their boat sunk in Bristol Harbor in the dark Tuesday night, thanks largely to a local resident who heard their screams and jumped into his boat to …

$2.6 million BCWA meter bid under scrutiny

Two water insiders say the Bristol County Water Authority is selling its 17,000-plus customers short and may be wasting millions, as its board of directors prepares to enter into a $2.6 million …

RITBA: Mt. Hope Bridge work will last two years

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Drivers who recently recovered from traffic delays due to work on the Mt. Hope Bridge can expect more of the same starting next month, when a major repair job begins.

East Providence School Committee holds first FY16-17 budget workshop

EAST PROVIDENCE — The school committee conducted the first of two scheduled workshops on its Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget Tuesday night, Aug. 23, the board hearing the figures specifically associated …

Painter injured when ladder strikes power line in Barrington

Barrington police and fire crews responded to a house at the corner of Barton Avenue and County Road on Monday morning, after a painter working there was electrocuted. Read more Barrington police …

Grand Jury indicts East Providence man on numerous counts

PROVIDENCE — The Providence County Grand Jury reported out and indictment charging Miguel Dejesus, of East Providence with three counts of first degree robbery, two counts of assault with intent to …

Bristol Warren school district cuts two buses from fleet

The Bristol Warren Regional School District has been able to remove two school buses from the road in an attempt to save money, thanks to a pilot program asking parents to register their kids to …
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Save your praise

Maybe I have been disappointed too many times, but in talking with a friend recently about the Olympics—and how Usain Bolt was an inspiration—I realized that I now expect the biggest …

Get serious about real pension reform

Editorial: Heroic effort

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

Letter: Share in Rhode Island's Hope at Statehouse

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‘Black Regiment’ to be honored Sunday in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The Newport County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will celebrate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island this …

Wood Street to celebrate neighborhood pride

Hollihock Writers Conference: three days of inspiration

East Providence libraries celebrate Parks Service centennial

Portsmouth's history comes alive this Sunday

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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.