Kathy Bazinet to lead Bristol Fourth of July parade

Kathleen “Kathy” Bazinet’s first memory of Bristol’s Fourth of July parade, which she was chosen last night to lead as 2018’s chief marshal, goes all the way back to …
How is climate change impacting Barrington?
Barrington officials are hosting a special event titled "Climate change and rising water in Barrington" at the public library … Read More
Warren police: Domestic assault suspect faces third charge
Monday, March 12Police were called to Birchswamp Road for a report of a seagull stuck in the grill of a truck.A landlord told police … Read More
Barrington residents should check mailboxes for reval notices
Revaluation notices were scheduled to be mailed to residents early this week. The town hired the firm Northeast Revaluation to … Read More
Michaud named Warren Town Manager
Kate Michaud has been named Warren’s newest town manager, moving up to the position from her former role as Warren Town Planner and, … Read More
Barrington police warn residents about possible scams
A 17-year-old Barrington boy called police on Wednesday, March 14, when he grew concerned about his mother falling victim to a … Read More
Barrington 'fight club' teens charged with disorderly conduct
Police charged two Barrington boys — a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old — with disorderly conduct, after detectives completed … Read More
Barrington building a plan to combat opioid addiction
Susan Terhune sat quietly at one corner of the crowded conference table and listened to Barrington officials discuss their plan to … Read More
Westport flotilla offers safe boating class
Recreational boating may be a year-round sport for some, but for most the traditional recreational season is a little more than two … Read More
Tiverton cheerleaders win state title
The Tiverton cheerleading team won its third straight state title Saturday , March 10 at the Providence Career and Technical Academy … Read More
Paula L. Doherty, 90, Tiverton

Paula L. (Jackson) Doherty, 90, of Fall River, formerly of Tiverton, wife of the late James B. Doherty, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018. She was a real estate broker for Brenner Real Estate …

Margaret M. Elliott, 88, of Barrington

Anna F. Taber, 95, Tiverton

Editorial: Hope you're ready for another tax increase Barrington taxpayers just emerged from last year's rather painful budget season, and it now appears we're headed for another one.  Last year officials asked Barrington residents to cover a …
Letter: Note to people using bike path, you're supposed to stop before crossing To the editor: As a motorist that crosses the bike path on Bay Spring Ave. almost every day, I got to tell ya, this is a very dangerous intersection!  Very few people that use the bike …
Letter: Let casino stay open 24/7, serve alcohol until 2 To the editor: I am writing as a 20-year resident of Tiverton to register my support for Twin River’s petition to operate on a 24/7 basis and to extend its ability to serve alcohol to 2 a.m. on …
East Bay girls hockey team wins state championship The East Bay co-op girls hockey team defeated LaSalle-Moses Brown, 4-2, on Saturday night and won the Division I state championship. East Bay, which includes players from Portsmouth, Mt. Hope and …
Barrington boys defeat Portsmouth, advance to finals The Barrington High School boys hockey team advanced to the Division II finals after defeating Portsmouth 7-4 in the second game of the semifinals series. 
East Bay Co-op edges Lasalle-Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in game one, leads series 1-0 The East Bay Co-op upset LaSalle/Moses Brown Co-op 3-2 in the opener of the Division I Championship series at Brown’s Meehan Auditorium on Friday night. Eagles senior forward Sydney Parkhurst …

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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.