Attentive Barrington police officer saves a life at beach

Barrington police officer Aaron Chartier was closing the gates at Barrington Town Beach at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, when he noticed a car parked at the far eastern edge of the parking …

Workshop on Portsmouth’s Mt. Hope Park plan set for Feb. 1

PORTSMOUTH — Residents will get their first chance to share input on plans for the future Mt. Hope Park at a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 1. An informal drop-in gallery session …
Opinion
Letter: Thank you, Barrington Fire Department

To the editor: On the evening of Jan. 1, having not celebrated the New Year, I had a nasty fall in my home. Within a very short amount of time, the Barrington Fire and Rescue Department had me on …

Latest News

Portsmouth Rec Department releases summer catalog

PORTSMOUTH — The Town Council Monday night got a sneak preview of the summer recreation catalog offered by the town’s Recreation Department.  This is the second year the …

Gallery: East Providence High School talent show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual East Providence High School talent show took place Thursday evening, Jan. 19, in the Elmasian Auditorium on campus. East Providence Post and eastbayri.com …

Gallison admits to felonies, gets minimum 2 years in federal prison

Former Rhode Island House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison will be spending a minimum of two years in federal prison, under a plea agreement announced this morning by the U.S. Attorney's …

Flood watch, gale warning issued ahead of Monday storm

A gale warning and flood watch has been issued for the region as a nor'easter bears down on Rhode Island Monday. Rain is expected to begin late Monday morning, building through the day and …

Summer hotel taxes soar like fireworks

The summer tourism season brings visitors into Bristol who spend money in the many shops and restaurants in town. Even though there is no large hotel in town, those visitors are apparently still …
Business
Featured home: Waterfront colonial overlooks Sakonnet River

The Sea Meadows Farm neighborhood in Portsmouth is the setting for this spectacular waterfront colonial that overlooks the beautiful Sakonnet River Passage. Enjy magnificent East-facing views of …

Obituaries
Robert E. Carroll, 80, Westport

Robert Emmett Carroll, 80, of Westport, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017. He was the husband of Nance M. (Lewis) Carroll. Mr. Carroll was born in Providence, son of the late Patrick A. …

Joan Fields Handy, 91, Portsmouth

Maria doCeu Amaral, 88, Bristol

JoAnn Teixeira, 59, Bristol

Marth Syles Nicholson Livingston, 94, Bristol

Linda Silva, 60, Warren

Sports
Portsmouth gymnasts beat W. Warwick, fall to Mt. Hope

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots gymnastics team won one and lost one over the past week. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Mt. Hope High School squeaked by Portsmouth, 130.25 to 129.35, in a …

Mid-season for Mt. Hope High hoopsters approaches

Barrington High School wins Safe Sports award

East Providence girls' hoopsters up win streak to seven

Barrington girl named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

Opinion
Letter: We should be suspicious of Republican promise

To the editor: Last Tuesday I was listening to the radio and heard House Republican Leader Patricia Morgan say that what we need to do is cut regulation and boost small business. I am trying to …

Letter: Join Good Night Lights to brighten kids’ spirits

Editorial: A light of hope

Letter: Increasing recycling surest way to save town money

Speak-Out: Let them swim; play talented players

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.