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, abc6.com reported. Police in Hebron, …
Opinion
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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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 …

Bristol arrests: Heroin delivery, domestic assault, DUI

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Emanuel Tavares, 32, of 216 Franklin St., Apt. 1, Bristol, was charged with domestic breaking and entering, and violating a no …

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 …

Can you help with Scout's project?

Barrington's Jimmy Halfyard is trying to raise money for his Eagle Project. The local teenager is a scout at Troop 6 Barrington and a senior at Barrington High School. He was asked to make four …

Dunkin’ Donuts plan returns without Bristol Council's traffic study

A controversial proposal to build a free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back on the Zoning Board’s agenda Monday, even though a traffic study the Town Council requested has …
Business
Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

Obituaries
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

Sports
'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the "Eagle Speed in the Winter" running program. The program runs every Sunday morning — runners meet with Coaches Larson Gunness …

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Opinion
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
Museum to publish long-awaited whaling journal this week

On December 9, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will release "Around the World in Search of Whales: A Journey of the Lucy Ann Voyage". The hard-bound, non-fiction book is a recounting of a …

Newport skating center to open Friday

Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

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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.