Photo gallery: 88th Army Band kicks off Fourth of July Concert Series

Ray Fabulous Felicia Baker belted out "The Impossible Dream"
Gallery: 2018 Northeast Amateur Invitational golf tournament
EAST PROVIDENCE — The 57th Northeast Amateur Invitational Championship is taking place this week at Wannamoisett Country Club, the … Read More
Water Street re-pave starts Monday
Motorists frustrated with the sad state of Water Street will get what they've been waiting for next week — a re-pave of the busy … Read More
Think Water Street is rough? Back in the 50s, it was tough
Two old fuel tanks recently uncovered under a Water Street sidewalk aren’t from an old forgotten service station, as some town … Read More
Lean on your community, graduates encouraged
LITTLE COMPTON — There can few more joyous occasions for a community than the graduation of its children from school, and Wilbur & … Read More
Barrington hosts computer science competition
The Barrington High School computer science team recently hosted an international competition, and finished ninth out of 18 … Read More
Two boards narrowly approve downtown Bristol project
The controversial proposal to construct a large building in downtown Bristol cleared two important hurdles Thursday night, winning … Read More
Marshall's challenger refutes claim he failed to properly file to run
Responding to accusations that he failed to file a notice of organization, Laufton Ascencao, candidate for State Representative … Read More
Barrington Pop Warner has reason to cheer
Barrington Pop Warner's proud tradition in cheer will continue this fall when members of the Eagles cheer teams take the … Read More
Barrington girls race to eighth place finish at track nationals
Four girls from Barrington High School competed in a relay event at the New Balance Outdoor Track Championships in Greensboro, NC, on … Read More
Obituaries
Edward Sardinha, 87, of Bristol

Edward Sardinha, 87, of Franklin Street, Bristol, passed away on June 19, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Virginia (Sousa) Sardinha.    Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Ann J. Travers, 78, of Bristol

Arthur A. Manuel, 58

Opinion
Letter: Want to raise revenue? Tax real estate sales To the editor: It may be time for the Town Council to look at an idea outside the box regarding taxes as a way to increase the revenue without raising taxes.  Since our educational system …
Letter: Time for a change — time for a representative town meeting To the editor: Barrington’s town meeting has not and does not truly represent the entire town. It’s time for a change to a representative town meeting.   In many ways it is …
Letter: Border policy is 'monstrous and unconscionable' To the editor: My parents were war refugees in their own country. My mother was one of eight children, and her family had to flee their home to escape invading forces. They had to travel over 200 …
Sports
Mets win Majors championship in Barrington The 365 Sports Mets won the Barrington Little League Majors Division Championship on Friday, June 15. The Mets defeated the Mangia Pizza Nationals 5-0, behind a stellar pitching performance from …
East Bay girls win state championship The East Bay Girls Lacrosse 7/8 Blue team won the RIYLL State Championship on June 17, defeating South County 13-8. Reilly Curran dominated on the draw, winning possession for East Bay throughout …
Barrington loses to Prout, 5-1, in D-II Championship The Barrington softball team lost to Prout 5-1 in the Division II championship at RIC on Wednesday night. Prout pitcher Vanessa Oatley no hit the Eagles in game one on Monday and was nearly as good …

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Jim McGaw

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.