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Warren passes on $400,000 open space purchase

Town officials have been making a push to preserve open space across town for several years, but members of the Warren Town Council voted last week to walk away from a plan to purchase 14.3 acres of …
Bristol board approves historic Longfield condo plan
The Bristol Planning Board approved a proposal to rehabilitate the historic home at 1200 Hope St., known as “Longfield,” last … Read More
East Providence Police make several fentanyl-related busts
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers recently made a pair of narcotics arrests within hours of each other on the same … Read More
Barrington DPW union says it is part of 'town team'
A dispute over a potential charter change continued this month between Barrington Department of Public Works union leaders and … Read More
East Providence girls' soccer squad seeks its footing in new league
EAST PROVIDENCE — After being one of two dominant teams in Division III the last few years, the East Providence High School girls’ … Read More
Board of Elections certifies Serodio’s narrow House 64 seat victory
Jose Serodio was officially declared the winner of the Democratic primary election for the State Representative District 64 seat, his … Read More
Board throws cold water on Bristol housing plan
Last Thursday night’s Planning Board meeting lasted well into the evening as two major development proposals, Old Orchard Farm and … Read More
Obituaries
Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan, 90, of Bristol Fr. Thomas J. Vaughan SSC, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor.   = Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the son the late Patrick and Kathleen (Fuller) …
Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, of Bristol Rev. Joseph Jeremiah McSweeney, SSC, 85, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor. Born in Ireland, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Ellen (Long) McSweeney. He is survived by …
Robert J. 'Bob' Hoder, of Barrington Robert J. “Bob" Hoder passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in  Barrington. He was married to Janet (Huddlestone) Hoder of Yorkshire, England for 51 years, and was the father of …
Sports
East Providence edges St. Raphael in league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Fresh off a non-league win against Mt. Hope in the lead up to the league season, the East Providence High School football team opened its Division I regular season in the win …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Warriors in girls tennis EThe Barrington High School girls tennis team slipped to 1-2 after losing 5-2 to East Greenwich on Monday afternoon, Sept. 17. Barrington's number three singles player Elizabeth Wang won her match …
Barrington sports leagues balk at possible fee increase Officials from youth sports leagues in Barrington are struggling to understand the logic behind a potential increase to field use fees in town. A proposal drafted by Barrington Town Manager Jim …
Ferreira’s big kick lifts Wildcats over Southeastern, 1-0 The Westport soccer team won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Southeastern during a home game on Friday afternoon. The win evens their record at 1-1-1. The lone goal came on an …
Opinion
I'll remember Matt Harris's giant, infectious smile To the editor: This letter is not just a tribute to the late Matt Harris — I was his neighbor and friend of his youth, but also a salute to Warren’s Finest and his fellow fire fighters …
The 20th century’s worst storm — through a child’s eyes AUTUMNAL EQUANOX – Half way to winter: September 21, 1938 – and tomorrow, September 21, 2018. Senior citizens recall that most devastating hurricane here in recorded history exactly 80 …
Letter: Chaotic flag flying in ‘honor’ of Sen. McCain If only we had a flag co — oh wait a minute, we do have a flag code. Subsequent to the death of U.S. Sen. John McCain, flag-respecting Americans jumped into action and demonstrated their …
Letter: Elections can bring about innovation and change I was perplexed to read Halsey Herreshoff’s pessimistic view on the nature and tenor of American politics from “D.C. to Bristol” (Letters to the Editor, “Town clerk is the …

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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.