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BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey

Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated Quakers built a 2-1 halftime lead against the Eagles, but …
Local Scout sets up start of Sabin Point Park memorial garden in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Last Saturday morning, Oct 13, a hearty group of volunteers led by local youngster Liam Wojas began the … Read More
Riders raise money at Bayside YMCA
More than 75 riders raised nearly $11,000 in the annual Cycle for Your Cause at the Bayside YMCA on Saturday afternoon. Riders … Read More
Contractor runs afoul of Town of Warren, neighbors
A Fall River contractor is in trouble with the town after workers late last week began clearing land on Denver Avenue without … Read More
Making it up as they go at Portsmouth High (photos)
The event was a fund-raiser for the Kate Grana Music and Arts Association, which wants to transform the auditorium into a … Read More
Portsmouth firefighters open station to public (photos)
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Fire Department hosted an open house to the public on Saturday. The event featured tours of the fire … Read More
Barrington police: Three businesses sell tobacco to minor
Barrington police said three local businesses failed a tobacco sales compliance check conducted last week. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a … Read More
Obituaries
David Anderson, 76, of Scarborough, Maine David Anderson, 76, of Scarborough, Maine, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 on his own terms from gastric cancer with his beloved wife Nee-Nee by his side. He was previously an 8-year survivor of …
Bruce Harris, 64, of Barrington Bruce Harris, 64, of Barrington, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland surrounded by loving family.  Bruce is survived by his wife of 40 years Dana …
John Anthony Signore, 75, formerly of Riverside John Anthony Signore, 75, of Debary, Fla., formerly of Riverside, passed away peacefully last week following a lengthy and hard-fought battle with lymphoma. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 52 …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, with a 4-0 shutout of visiting St. Raphael in a Division II …
Barrington athletes fare well in fencing competitions Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) challenged the competition for medals at an unclassified tournament sponsored by Worcester Fencing Club recently. The …
Two second half goals boost Wildcats over Wareham, 2-0 The Wildcats field hockey team beat Wareham 2-0 to boost their record to 5-1-3. The win gave the team 13 points and qualified the team for the state tournament. “It’s a big deal to make the …
Freshman scores first goal in win over Cranston West Midfielder Joviana Goldstein scored her first goal with two minutes left in the game to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Cranston West at Vendituolli Field on Friday evening. The win boosted the …
Opinion
Letter: Barrington council's mega tax break for developers To the editor: The sticker shock of August property tax bills is still on the minds of Barrington residents. Everyone, that is, except one: Sweetbriar Limited Partners, the for-profit developer of …
Letter: Is smoking cigarettes good for you? To the editor: Fifty years ago the tobacco industry went to great lengths to manipulate us into believing that smoking was safe. Using their own words (from a 1969 industry memo): "Doubt is our …
Letter: Incumbent Tiverton council does not deserve re-election To the editor: Should the incumbent Tiverton Town Council be re-elected?  That is the first question that Tiverton voters should be asking.  Based upon the actions of the Town Council over …
Letter: Tiverton Taxpayers Assn. — Can’t prove it but all indications are … To the editor: Some readers may have seen on Bill Maher’s HBO program his humorous, “I can’t prove it’s true ...” segment.  Two national examples might be the following: ‘I can’t …

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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.