Prudence Island: From farming community to summer resort

PORTSMOUTH — Long before it became the place “where you can find peaceful solitude and scenic views,” Prudence Island was a farming community similar to other mainland cites …

Police: Driver hit another car, wiped out mailbox, fled

An East Providence resident driving a white pickup truck left a trail of destruction in Barrington on Saturday night, said police. According to police reports, the truck Jared Rhodes was driving …
Opinion
Letter: Dear Barrington liberals, stop complaining about the election

To the editor: What's wrong with the libs in this town?  At one time the Republican Party was in the majority in this town. We never complained about Carter or Clinton or Obama winning …

Latest News

Barrington skates past Portsmouth, Smithfield

The Eagles took away another win over the long weekend defeating Portsmouth 1-0 on Monday. Barrington defenseman Drew Sirmalis score the boys' lone goal in the second period. Michael Grieve and …

Burk re-elected chairman of Tiverton Democrats

At its recent organizational meeting, the Tiverton Democratic Town Committee (TDTC) overwhelmingly voted to re-elect Mike Burk as chairman. Other officers re-elected were Paul Amaral as vice …

Dogs and owners enjoy new dog park in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Residents and their dogs enjoyed the new off-leash dog park at Melville Park during a preview on Monday, Jan. 16. Dogs raced around the park as their owners chatted by the opening with …

Warren police: The chicken didn't cross the road

Monday, Jan. 9 A coyote was spotted running north on Main Street just after 9 a.m. A Federal Street caller who had loaned a car to his brother complained that it had not been …

Scholarship fundraiser remembers local hero

Dozens of locals raised a pint last week in memory of a local military hero, and in support of local students. Many of the late First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna’s closest friends and family …
Business
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 …

Obituaries
Michael P. Kinney, 69, Warren

Michael P. “ Mickey” Kinney, 69, of Warren, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at the Coventry Health Center. He was the life-time partner of Peggy MacDougall. Mickey was born in Fall River, a son of …

John Furtado, 65, Bristol

Maria Viveiros, 90, Bristol

Jane L. Young, 72, Westport

Margaret (Vaccaro) Caizzi, 95, Bristol

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

Sports
Photos: Barrington swim teams remain undefeated

The Barrington High School girls' swim team improved to 4-0 in the division after defeating LaSalle Academy 60-34 on Friday, Jan. 13. The Eagles were paced by strong performances by their relay …

Missed shots doom Westport boys against Connolly

Girls Basketball: Pesky Tigers best Mt. Hope

Boys Basketball: Tiverton hoopsters roll over Mt. Hope

Gallery: East Providence High School swimming

Opinion
Everyone in RI deserves a ‘Fair Shot’

To the editor,After decades of ever growing wealth inequality, many of us in Rhode Island have seen our working hours increase, our income shrink, our property taxes rise, and our school buildings …

Speak-Out: Differing opinions on coach; signs are a waste

Letter: Wastewater-related tax hikes unfair to many Warrenites

Editorial: Snow-blind drivers

Violet: Some leftovers from 2016

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.