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East Providence mayoral candidates DaSilva, Russo respond to questions at forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second of two candidate forums during the 2018 election cycle, this one for the general election, took place last Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, in the Martin Middle School …
Rats in Bristol! Is it real or rumor?
Much like the Fight Club in the 1999 film of the same name, it seems that the first rule of rats is, we don’t talk about rats. … Read More
Council candidates support public-private partnerships
Question: In your opinion, what steps could the next town council take to improve existing public-private partnerships and develop … Read More
Man jumps from Barrington River Bridge
Police responded to the Barrington River Bridge at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, after a man said he was going to jump from the … Read More
Luba stays on as financial advisor to East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Paul Luba will continue in his role as a financial advisor for the city beyond the current Fiscal Year 2018-19 … Read More
Last-minute snags cause delay in East Providence State Street/Runnins River culvert project
EAST PROVIDENCE — The State Street/Runnins River Culvert Project, seemingly on track to be completed by this time, has been beset by … Read More
Former addict to BHS students: Ask yourself 'Why use?'
Why? Why would someone start drinking? What is so wrong with someone's life that he or she would start "chasing death"? Chris … Read More
Obituaries
Mark David Robidoux, of Barrington Mark David Robidoux, born Nov. 9, 1961, passed away suddenly in his home on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Mark is survived by his wife Susan Gallego Robidoux, three sons Michael Medeiros, Daniel Robidoux …
Mark R. Matusak, 66, Tiverton Mark R. Matusak, 66, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of 43 years to Suzanne R. (Brower) Matusak. Mark was born …
Sports
Wildcats are hopeful to make the tournament, despite recent 3-2 loss to Diman The Westport girls volleyball team was decked out in pink uniforms during their breast cancer awareness game on Friday evening. The Cats lost to Diman 3-2. The loss drops the team’s record to 7-7 …
Scolaro scores two as Huskies blank Mounties 3-0 Huskies senior striker Jo Jo Scolaro scored two goals in leading Mt. Hope to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Charles Academy in a home game at Vendituoli Field on Friday night. “The team played a …
BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated Quakers built a 2-1 halftime lead against the Eagles, but …
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, with a 4-0 shutout of visiting St. Raphael in a Division II …
Opinion
Editorial: What is the future of the old middle school? For the second time in a month, hundreds of Barrington children suddenly had their Saturday schedules cleared while their peers throughout Rhode Island chased after soccer balls on a typical fall day …
Letter: Please vote to expand cemetery commission To the editor: It’s easy, I think, to take for granted all the work needed to manage a town like Barrington.  Did you know for instance that Barrington has 21 boards, committees and …
Letter: Ban semi-automatic rifles in Barrington To the editor: On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 six- and seven-year-old children with a semi-automatic rifle that was legally …
Editorial: Local votes really matter Most people have spent a portion of their lives complaining about politicians and politics for the past two years. The frustration and anger are palpable, affecting people in ugly and unseen ways …

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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.