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Canned Heat

Taking in the initial sight of what would soon become the home of Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Miles Wilson was feeling hesitant. Located at 52 Ferry St. in Fall River, the abandoned building was …
Warren police charged murder suspect in November
The Providence man charged with murdering a former Warren woman earlier this week was charged two months ago by Warren police with … Read More
Three sent to hospital after four-vehicle crash in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Three people were seriously injured in a four-vehicle accident on West Main Road at Hedly Street Thursday morning, … Read More
Ethics opinion bars Anderson from vineyard matters
LITTLE COMPTON — A January 8 advisory opinion of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission precludes newly elected Little Compton Town … Read More
BHS standout named Gatorade Player of the Year … again
Make it three in a row.  On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Barrington High School senior Maile Somera was named Gatorade RI Volleyball Player … Read More
School warns parents: Stomach bug targeting local students
Officials at a Barrington elementary school notified parents on Wednesday, Jan. 16, about an increased number of students who had … Read More
Learn more about the proposed Styrofoam ban on Jan. 23
The Barrington Town Council will hold a special workshop discussing the town's proposed ban on polystyrene plastics (including … Read More
Obituaries
John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Bristol John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Wood Street passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Josephs) Reynolds.  Born in West Warwick, he was the son of …
Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Barrington Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Church Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Chauvin. A lifelong resident …
John A. D’Arpino, 77, Tiverton John A. D’Arpino, 77, of Tiverton, and formerly of Brockton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1941 in Brockton, and resided in Brockton and …
Charles W. Nichols III, 81, South Dartmouth Charles Walter Nichols III, “Wally”, age 81, died on January 13, 2019, at his home in South Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife Anna Sharp Nichols. Wally is survived by his wife, Helga …
Sports
Sharpshooters show their stuff in Portsmouth (photos) PORTSMOUTH — Bailey Howell and Liam Casey were named the overall winners of Saturday’s Knights of Columbus-sponsored youth basketball free-throw contest in the Bradley School …
Skrzypiec leads the way as Portsmouth downs Tolman PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Jack Skrzypiec poured in a game-high 25 points as the Patriots came from behind to beat Tolman Friday night at home, 58-53. The win improved the …
Eagles outlast Avengers in girls basketball, 44-40 The Barrington High School girls basketball team won its fourth straight game, defeating East Greenwich 44-40 on Thursday night, Jan. 10.  Cary Heterick scored 13 points, Olivia Middleton …
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5 The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the Smithfield/Coventry/Rogers Co-op team on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Sarah Yee …
Opinion
Trump: in case of emergency… By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in …
Letter: Think twice when considering turf fields To the editor: Artificial turf fields are not as nice as they are portrayed to be.   The upkeep is extensive; they cannot be used when they are wet as they are slippery which is a hazard …
Editorial: State park a terrible place for hunting Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management bends over backwards to make life good for permit-paying hunters, but sometimes goes too far. Case in point is what’s been going …
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …

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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.