Eagle Scout project is lasting gift to community

In his quest to become an Eagle Scout, one local student is helping give all Bristolians a lasting gift that pays tribute to a local fallen hero. Andrew Borge, a senior at Mt. Hope High School, …

Bristol Police: Road rage, juvenile assault, wayward school bus

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between April 17 and April 23: Monday, April 17 A woman was reportedly staggering in and out of the road at Metacom Avenue and …
Opinion
Letter: Time for all of Westport to unite against animal abuse

To the editor: I founded the group, Stop The Insanity, Westport!, in response to the abuse of 1,400 animals on the Medeiros tenant farm in Westport. I did so because I could not live in a town …

Latest News

Firefighters respond to home fire in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Several East Providence Fire Department companies responded to a house fire around 9 p.m. Saturday evening, April 29. EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian said the incident took place on …

Bristol arrests: Domestic strangulation, underage possession, DUI and more

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests this week: Jacob Semiao, 18, of 45 Mason St., Warren, Trenton D. Ferreira, 18, of 204 Touisset Road, Warren, and Coby R. Castriotta, 18, of …

House Hunt: Open houses planned this weekend in East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 61 Appian Way — Sunday, April 30, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 2, 2, $1,295,000. Mott & Chace Sotheby's, …

Volunteers keep AfterProm alive in Barrington

What does it take to plan one of the biggest parties in town each year? Ask Carly Johnson and Emily Bedard. The two Barrington High School students have spent much of the school year helping …

What should Bay Spring look like in the future?

What services and businesses would residents like to see along Bay Spring, and where?  How can the town make it easier to get around Bay Spring on foot, on bicycle, and in …
Business
Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 1 Colley Court — $530,000 54 County Road — $248,000 22 Winthrop Drive — $550,500 4 …

Obituaries
Lavina Fales Knowlton, 89, formerly of Bristol

Lavina Fales Knowlton (“Nina”), 89, a life-long resident of Bristol, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on April 11, 2017, at the Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was …

John Stevens Penney Jr., 96, Westport

Peter Hamilton Scott, 81, of Barrington

Arlene Adams, of Barrington

Henry E. Warner II, formerly of Bristol

Roberta C. O'Shaughnessy, 59, Bristol

Sports
Gallery: Riverside-Martin Middle School Unified Basketball

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside and Martin Middle Schoo Unified Basketball teams played their annual game Thursday afternoon, April 27, at Martin's Burke Gym. Unified hoops, backed by Rhode …

Beast of the East: URI women take third place in D-I

Beast of the East: UConn rugby wins D-I cup championship

Portsmouth falls to Pilgrim in back-and-forth affair

RWU women’s rugby team breezes through Beast of the East

Opinion
Letter: Tiverton needs a Fire Department fix

To the editor: After reading the story about the special Town Council meeting dealing with Fire Department employee retention, I had to respond. It never seems to end — either we are having a …

Speak-Out: Love over bigotry, No sanctuary for immigrants

Warren Town Council broke the rules in approving raises

Baloney in search of the bread

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

Things to do
Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017.  “We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said. For …

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Easter egg, scavenger hunt this weekend at Mount Hope Farm

Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

Stars and full moon on view with local amateur astronomer

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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.