Few surprises come from East Providence election signatures deadline

EAST PROVIDENCE — As of the 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, July 16, deadline to submit nomination papers with signatures of registered voters, the field of candidates in East Providence for the …
Runaway pick-up smashes into three vehicles near Mt. Hope Bridge
The owner of a Chevy pick-up truck lost control of his car and smashed into three cars in the north bound lane of Ferry Road at the … Read More
Barrington All-Stars roll past Middletown 11-1
The Barrington Little League Majors 10U All-Star team overpowered Middletown 11-1 in the District II finals on Sunday night, July … Read More
Tiverton Councilor Lebeau explodes at meeting, stages loud opposition
TIVERTON — The controversy came out of nowhere. The Tiverton council agenda for its regular meeting of Monday, June 25, had … Read More
Two Barrington All-Star teams advance to states
Two Barrington Little League All-Star teams advanced to states after wlnning District II championships on Sunday night, July … Read More
Gallery: Annual Agawam Hunt Father-Son Tennis Tournament
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Agawam Hunt Club in city was once again last week the site of one of the nation’s premier grass court tennis … Read More
Gallery: East Providence Central/Portsmouth Little League All-Stars
PORTSMOUTH — East Providence Central sent a contingent of youngsters to face host Portsmouth in the District 2 Little League Ron … Read More
East Providence Police arrest Verizon tech on voyeurism charges
EAST PROVIDENCE — In another local case involving a personal data breach, the East Providence Police Department announced the arrest … Read More
Tiverton boy wins competition at Fenway Park
Jacob Cookinham of Tiverton won first place in the 2018 Scotts MLB Pitch Hit & Run Boston Red Sox Team Championship at Fenway Park … Read More
Bristol's Hydes celebrating 175 years of volunteer service
The Hydraulion Engine & Hose Co. 1 is celebrating a milestone — the 175th anniversary of its proud existence. An … Read More
Obituaries
Donald J. Farish, 75, of Bristol

Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish, who transformed RWU into a vibrant, vital institution devoted to community engagement, college affordability and equity, died on Thursday, July …

William M. Cauley, Jr., 95, of Barrington

Joan P. Antonelli, 79, of Westport

Opinion
Send Councilor Lebeau to extended timeout To the editor: The Sakonnet Times article of July 12, 2018 [see online version here: http://www.eastbayri.com/stories/tiverton-councilor-councilor-lebeau-explodes-at-meeting-stages-loud-opposition,53255] describing the immature and destructive antics of Councilor Randy Lebeau at a recent Tiverton Town Council meeting brought to mind a common remedy.
Letter: Thank you for a great Bristol Fourth parade! Kudos to Chairman Michele Martins and all the members of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee who worked to make this year’s parade so great. With the additional marching bands included in the …
Are public unions on the way out? Depending upon your point of view, the recent United States Supreme Court decision regarding fair share dues to a union is either a great decision which upheld the First Amendment or a terrible blow …
Sports
East Bay golfers vie for Rhode Island golf title PAWTUCKET — Three of the four players to reach the semifinals of the 113th Rhode Island Golf Association State Amateur Championship being played this week at Ledgemont Country Club hailed from the …
Barrington will play Tiverton in District II All-Stars final Barrington and Tiverton will battle for the District II Majors Division All-Star championship on Sunday, July 15. Barrington has reached the finals with a 4-0 record, having defeated Darlington, …
Barrington athletes place in top-10 at fencing nationals A handful of Barrington athletes celebrated strong finishes at the USA National Fencing Championships in St. Louis, Mo., from June 28 to July 7. The championships are arguably the largest fencing …

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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.