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District 68 Special Election set for Tuesday, March 5

A special election to fill the District 68 House of Representatives seat vacated by Laufton Ascencao will be held next March, following the acceptance of Mr. Ascencao’s official letter of …
Tiverton plunge moves south to Fogland
TIVERTON — Due to ongoing construction at Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton, this year’s New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge will be held … Read More
Sweetback Sisters bring Christmas cheer to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School auditorium stage Saturday night looked like a giant exploding Christmas present. In the … Read More
Gallery: Riverside Renaissance Movement Christmas Tree Lighting
EAST PROVIDENCE — Riverside Renaissance Movement co-hosted its Third Annual kid-friendly Christmas Tree Lighting event at Borealis … Read More
A uniform, a love story, and an unforgettable work of art
It was a moment intended to be private. On a fateful day in August of 1957, a heartbroken woman in Smithfield, Maine, escaped into the … Read More
Roadbed subsides, flattens sewer line in Warren
CB Utility crews are making an emergency repair to a sewer line on Wood Street after recent road subsidence flattened a section of … Read More
East Providence council backs years-long contract for future roadway repairs
EAST PROVIDENCE — At what was scheduled to be the penultimate meeting of the session last Tuesday night, Dec. 4, the council gave … Read More
Obituaries
Sarah Caizzi, 81, Bristol 'The Mayor' was loved by all who knew herSarah (Tattrie) Caizzi, 81, passed away at Women and Infants Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Born and raised in Bristol, the …
Calvin F. Tripp, 81, Westport Calvin F. Tripp, 81, of Westport, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Winifred M. (Hasson) Tripp; they shared 61 years of …
Sports
Barrington swim teams race in Injury Fund opener The boys and girls swim teams from Barrington High School participated in an Injury Fund meet on Thursday night, Dec. 6. Eagles swimmers raced against competitors from Mt. Hope High School and …
Despite being age and height challenged, Wildcats aim for state tournament The young Wildcat girls basketball team isn’t getting any older this year. The team is bringing back just three starters, sophomore forward Jess Carney and eighth grade guards Leah Sylvain and …
Tiverton Coach Murray inducted to Gridiron Hall of Fame Tiverton High School’s three-sport coach and athletic director Bob Murray was among the Providence Gridiron Hall of Fame Class of 2018 members inducted at the RI Country Club. Seen here are the …
Barrington coach: Eagles enter season with strong backcourt In a town known for its basketball success, the Barrington High School girls’ basketball team has done nothing to tarnish that reputation. And, a lot of it stems from the dedicated tutelage of …
Opinion
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Three days in Marsaxlokk Bay with President Bush To the editor: I am sure many people have personal stories about President George H.W. Bush. Here is mine.
Arlen Violet: No shame in the game Sometimes I think that too many folks have lost their moral compass. It is particularly disturbing when the people involved are supposed to be role models for children. When those very children are …

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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.