Three Barrington students shine in literature contest

Three Hampden Meadows School fifth-graders were surprised in a special ceremony on Thursday, May 17. Minty Gaitskell, Dahlia Weller, and Athena Gao were honored for their entries in the recent …
Police: Portsmouth man found sleeping in stolen car
PORTSMOUTH — A local man was arrested last week after allegedly stealing a car, lawn mower and generator earlier this month, … Read More
Volvo Ocean Race: Enright and Vestas take third during In-Port Race
Bristol resident Charlie Enright led Vestas 11th Hour Racing team to a strong third place podium-finish, pleasing the home crowd who … Read More
Paperwork error derails Portsmouth water board candidacy
PORTSMOUTH — A local resident whose candidacy for water board was rejected due to a paperwork snafu is now contemplating running as … Read More
Beautiful birds
With an artist mom and a dad who she describes as a “jack of all trades,” Holly Wach always identified with being an … Read More
Babysitting will be provided at Barrington FTM
Town officials said babysitting will be provided for free at Wednesday's financial town meeting in Barrington. The annual meeting … Read More
Driver hits house in Warren
A Warren man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of his car Friday morning, grazed a stone wall and struck the front of a … Read More
Have your gardening questions answered on Saturday in Barrington
Officials at Barrington Farm School are inviting people to have their soil tested and their gardening questions answered during a … Read More
Board of Education formally backs new East Providence High School plan
PROVIDENCE — The State Board of Education at a meeting held Tuesday night, May 15, gave its final approval for plans to construct a … Read More
Davis to step down as Portsmouth prevention coordinator
PORTSMOUTH — Ray Davis, saying he can no longer justify taking a part-time salary for what’s essentially been a full-time job, … Read More
Obituaries
Theresa Braun, 68, Warren

Theresa “Terry” Braun, 68, of Warren, passed away at home on Saturday, May 19, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Terry was a graduate of Warren High School.  She dedicated her life to …

Fernanda Leal, 92, of Bristol

Joseph Arruda Mello, 96, of Bristol

Opinion
Letter: Recent news brief was a joke, right? To the editor: Re the Page 9, May  9 “News Brief” headline, "Online gaming to become a high school sport”: You’re kidding, right! Karl F. …
Letter: To letter writer, you're missing the point To the editor: In response to the letter written last week by Mr. Fuller, I would like to suggest that he missed the actual point of the "Hate Has No Home Here" signs, and is nitpicking the …
Letter: Kudos to high school letter-writers To the editor: Here are a few observations: 1. Shout out to the Barrington High School students who have recently written letters to the editor! Mr. Chalue-Feeney and Ms. Kugler both wrote …
Sports
Split match leaves Tigers golf team in the playoff hunt The Tiverton High School golf split their dual match at Wanumetonomy Country Club on Monday. The Tigers beat host team, Middletown 215-217, but lost to East Providence who shot a low team score of …
Despite a blowout loss, Westport is still in the playoff hunt It has been feast or famine for the Westport High School baseball team lately. On Monday, the team lost to West Bridgewater by a football-like score of 25-4. The Wildcats used five pitchers, three in …
Huskies baseball clobbers Narragansett 15-5, makes it to the prom on time Mt. Hope baseball players made it to the prom on time after dispatching second place Narragansett 15-5, in five innings on Friday afternoon. Charlie Amarante, Nick Simeone and Cam Santerre all got …

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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.