Portsmouth teams shine at Lego robotics championship

BRISTOL — Teams featuring students from Portsmouth fared very well in the First Lego League State Championship held at Roger Williams University Saturday.  More than 500 elementary …
Police had accused Kathy Fowler of stealing cat from neighbor Paul Brule

Charges dropped in Warren cat theft case

A District Court judge has dismissed the case against a woman charged by Warren police last year with stealing a neighbor’s cat and then lying about it to the Warren Animal Control …
Opinion
Editorial: Snow-blind drivers

Everyone in Rhode Island knows the feeling. You wake up in the morning to a sea of white outside your window. You lace up the boots, dreading the task of digging out of the driveway, knowing …

Latest News

Featured home: Unique replica of sea captain's home

Enjoy your own private country retreat on two peaceful acres in South Rehoboth. This is not another cookie cutter home. The 3,735 square-foot home captures all the details of the past while providing …

Edwards named to House leadership posts

House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth) has been chosen to serve on the House Finance, Judiciary, Oversight and Labor committees for the 2017-18 legislative …

Bristol Police: DUI, ‘suspicious’ Pokemon player, and more

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 2 and Jan. 8: Monday, Jan. 2 Trash was reportedly left by the side of the road on Franklin Street in violation of a …

House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 Willow Way — Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. Cape, 2, 2.5, $799,000 Residential Properties, …

East Providence schools seek substitutes, recognize pre-K contributors

EAST PROVIDENCE — As happens at most of its forums, the school committee touched on a wide range of topics during its Tuesday, Jan. 10, meeting including the lack of substitute teachers …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in recent days in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 500 Middle Highway — $337,000 8 Western Ave. — $264,000 4 Tallwood Drive — …

Obituaries
Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

Jane L. (Santos) Young, 72, of Westport, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at home surrounded by her family.  She was the wife of the late Robert A. Young. Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late …

Margaret (Vaccaro) Caizzi, 95, Bristol

Catherine Ann (Ballirano) Suriani, 88, formerly of Barrington

Robert M. Stone, of Barrington

Anthony Marcello Sr., of Barrington

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

Sports
Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Stretches of cold shooting hurt the Westport boys basketball team Friday as the Wildcats lost to Bishop Connolly 70-58 in Westport. Still, the teams were close before the visitors hit on a series …

Girls Basketball: Pesky Tigers best Mt. Hope

Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

Barrington athletes compete at Dartmouth meet

Opinion
Violet: Some leftovers from 2016

One has to wonder if being a Rhode Island politician means never having to say you are sorry. Some stories broke in 2016 and the public has not seen any resolution concerning them. Here’s a …

Letter: Why this man is joining the Women's March

Will Trump trump Providence?

Losing our place in the league

A little resolve goes a long way

Things to do
OLMC kicks off year-long centennial celebration

Despite the snowy conditions last weekend, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church found great way to kick off its 100th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, a number of former OLMC Feast chief marshals …

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Deepwater Wind supervisor to speak in Bristol

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Youth free throw contest set for Saturday in Portsmouth

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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.