Striper Marina tournament will celebrate 25 years

The 25th annual Striper Marina Striped Bass Tournament will be held next week, from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3. Striper Marina has raised nearly $150,000 over the past 24 years with …
Huskies baseball clobbers Tiverton and Barrington, hoping for deep playoff run
The Mt. Hope baseball team clobbered Tiverton and Barrington in their last two games, moving them ahead of Smithfield for sole … Read More
Portsmouth Police charge four with driving while intoxicated
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Thursday, May 17 Joao M. … Read More
Barrington gymnasts compete in regionals
On Saturday, May 19, three athletes from Barrington competed in Shrewsbury, Mass. at the USA Gymnastics Regionals, representing the … Read More
Barrington girls race to Class A Championship
Kate Zitzmann and Annika Kelly each won two events and helped lead the Barrington High School girls track team to the Class A … Read More
Feds hope to spur investment in Warren, Bristol
Warren and Bristol have been named quality opportunity zones by the federal government, a designation that officials believe will make … Read More
Portsmouth turbine abutters complain about noise, flicker
PORTSMOUTH — Abutters of the wind turbine on town-owned land at Portsmouth High School finally got a chance last week to … Read More
Barrington resident's reminder: Reval will impact tax bills
Barrington officials are anticipating a small decrease in the tax rate this year, but Peter Clifford wants to remind people that the … Read More
'Best Buddies' builds bridges and friendship in Bristol Warren
Cayden Sumner and Logan Selman are truly Best Buddies. They’ve known each other since grade school and now, as Kickemuit Middle … Read More
Bristol rescue personnel respond to a boat fire
Bristol fire and Coast Guard rescue crews respond to a boat fire off off the coast of Colt State Park on Tuesday, shortly after … Read More
Obituaries
Constantino da Silva, 83, of Bristol

Constantino da Silva, 83, passed away on May 17, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Marie Teresa (Medeiros) da Silva.    Born in Capelo, Faial, he was the son of the late Joaquim and …

Louise C. Whalen, 86, of Bristol

Nancy Colardo, 91, of Barrington

Opinion
Letter: Thanks for supporting BHS sailing team To the editor: On behalf of the Barrington High School Club Sailing Team, we would like to thank everyone who helped us get to the ISSA High School Coed National Championships in Seabrook, Texas …
Letter: Mr. Clifford’s wish To the editor: Here we go again! “The BSC Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead” should be the title of the recent, sadly predictable annual FTM showdown foisted on taxpayers as …
Senate President Dominick Ruggerio is making a sure bet Kudos to Senator Dominick Ruggerio for pledging to seek the opinion of the Rhode Island Supreme Court about whether internet wagering on athletics requires voters’ approval. Yet, he should go a …
Sports
Portsmouth downs Chariho in girls’ lacrosse matchup PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity girls’ lacrosse team defeated Chariho on Saturday, 13-8. The win improved the Patriots’ Division II record to 6-6, while the …
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 …

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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.