Body recovered from Teddy’s Beach in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A body was recovered from Teddy’s Beach in Island Park Wednesday morning, Fire Chief Michael Cranson confirmed. “I got notified this morning at 6:15 (a.m.). Our …

‘It’s a free country,’ says man after allegedly urinating in public

Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week.
Opinion
Editorial: Burrs Hill repatriation a long time coming

Centuries after they buried their loved ones on a small hill overlooking what would become known as the Kickemuit River, Burr’s Hill stands today as not only a park and concert venue but, …

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Warren police logs: Several domestic assault cases

Monday, Feb. 13 Police got a call about a man walking erratically on Market Street. A caller from Market Street reported hearing a loud “zap” around the time of a power surge in the …

Hearing on Portsmouth solar farm must start from scratch

A hearing on a large-scale solar farm off Jepson Lane came to a screeching halt last Thursday when the developer revealed a issue with the process of notifying abutters to the …

Faria signals opposition to East Providence manager move

EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 4 councilman Brian Faria offered up a stern rebuttal to the recent comments made by his Ward 3 counterpart Joe Botelho in regards to the possible reinstatement of fired …

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island rose by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.24 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.24 price is four cents below the national average for regular …

Mt. Hope gymnasts win Division II State Championship

The Mt. Hope gymnastics team went undefeated and won the RIIL Division II State Championship for the second year in a row. The Lady Huskies edged out Middletown and Portsmouth to earn this year's …
Business
Featured home: Contemporary overlooks bridge, Mt. Hope Bay

Stunning water views taking in all the beauty Narraganstt Bay has to offer are at this home in the Common Point section of Portsmouth The contemporary style home at 1172 Anthony Road is open and …

Obituaries
Eudora Ann Gustafson, 66, Bristol

Eudora Ann (Silvia) Gustafson, 66, of Sowams Drive, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017. She was the wife of Mark Gustafson.   Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Joseph Silvia and the …

Rosa Perry, 93, Bristol

Joseph F. Bruno, 85, Bristol

Martha Cabral, 77, Bristol

George J. Sniezek Jr, 65, Tiverton

Elaine Doris Taylor, 87, of Barrington

Opinion
Letter: Jacob's Point is for the birds — Purple Martins, that is

To the editor:When the Purple Martins (a unique type of swallow with a shrinking habitat) return to the East Bay this Spring, they will find a new home available to them. The Warren Land Conservation …

Letter: Current wastewater funding scheme unfair to all of Warren

Letter: Bristol Town Council approves tax on Bristol visitors

Letter: Hey Barrington School Committee, are you listening?

Remembering the extraordinary Ros Bosworth

Things to do
Maple sugaring to return to Coggeshall Farm

The chill in the air can only mean one thing at Coggeshall: Maple sugaring season is about to start. Visitors are invited to bundle up and join Coggeshall staff as they showcase historic methods …

In Westport, sweet sounds from under the sea

Oar art — Oars replace buoys in artists’ Watershed effort

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Sea to Table Tasting

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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.