Westport River Center loses a bit off one side

High costs prompt WRWA to cut headquarter’s size With construction bid prices coming in higher than expected, the Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) has decided to scale back on its …
Pokanoket tribe members seek Nubble beach access for healing
Treaties promised beach access but beaches blocked by parking rules Westport waterways and beaches were long a special place of … Read More
Hundreds sign petition supporting Barrington gas station
The signatures are from customers and friends and from some folks they have never met. Wendy and Ken Wajda started the petition — … Read More
Barrington resident targeted in concert ticket scam
A Massachusetts Avenue resident contacted police on Thursday, Aug. 9, after his daughter fell victim to a scam. The resident told … Read More
Recalls include almond milk, egg rolls and ellipticals
Each week the Personal Injury Law Offices of d’Oliviera & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals … Read More
Warren police logs: Officers respond to spate of domestic violence calls
Monday, Aug. 6Fire crews responded to Main and Dyer streets at 7:40 a.m. for a gas leak caused by construction.A Child Street man … Read More
Barrington resident reprimanded for illegal dumping
A Barrington resident was taught a lesson about illegal dumping late last week. Police received a call on Friday morning, Aug. 10, … Read More
East Providence Police arrest two in robbery/shooting incident
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers have arrested two suspects from Providence in a shooting during a robbery attempt … Read More
New video, more photos: Racers take in the sights during bridge run
Runners and walkers took in the sights from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge on Saturday as they participated in the second annual … Read More
Huskies boosters hold color run
The Mt. Hope Boosters club will kick-off their annual tailgate event with the Boosters Color Run at the high school track and grounds … Read More
Obituaries
Loretta A. Perry, 71, Pawtucket/Warren Loretta A. Perry, age 71, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Anthony and Gilda (Sousa) Perry, she was a long-time resident of Pawtucket. Mrs. …
Maria Ilda Rego, 69, of Bristol Maria Ilda (Cordeiro) Rego, 69, of River Street, Bristol, passed away on Aug. 13, 2018, at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Horacio Jose do Rego. Born in Relva, Sao Miguel, …
Viola Palumbo, 85, of Bristol Viola (Cunard) Palumbo, 85, of Violet Court passed away on August 9, 2018 at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of Angelo C. Palumbo.    Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the …
Legal Notices
Westport Legal Notices - Aug. 9, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Westport Shorlines on Aug. 9, 2018.
Warren Legal Notices - Aug. 8, 2018 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on Aug. 8, 2018.
Opinion
Letter: How to avoid a tragic mistake choosing a dog trainer To the editor: Jarod Mayo and his family prayed for the safe return of their beloved English bulldog, Knox, for over two months.  When the body of his dog was found in the closet of a Cranston, …
Letter: Westport planners’ solar deliberations have been open, thoughtful To the editor, The Westport Planning Board had scheduled a public meeting for July 24 to consider various matters including solar farms. Because there was not a quorum of board members present …
Letter: Thanks to all, weather couldn’t derail Little Compton barbecue To the editor: The Village Improvement' Society's annual Chicken BBQ sold out! Many thanks to all of you enthusiastic supporters who turned out for this event. Merchants, volunteers and board …
Letter: Barrington's athletic fields need more help, not less To the editor: It was with a mixture of amusement and frustration that I read that Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is considering raising field use fees.  These mixed emotions stem from …
Sports
Bristol all-stars win two, lose two in Eastern championship The 10-11-year-old All-Stars, representing King Philip Little League of Bristol, ventured to Beverley, Mass., to represent Rhode Island in the Eastern Regionals tournament of state champions. …
Field use fees could be on the rise in Barrington Should youth sports leagues pay the town more money for athletic field maintenance? That is the question Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is considering.  Mr. Cunha met with members of …
Barrington residents organize Ride 'Round Rhody A company founded by Barrington's Jacob Brier and his wife Dani Sahner Brier recently hosted its tenth and final Ride’ Round Rhody bike-athon.  This year's event raised $75,000 for …
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, …

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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.