19th Annual Photos with Santa

Celebrate the holiday season with Santa! Join St. Nick at the ‘19th Annual Photos with Santa’ sponsored by Gil's Appliances. Santa will be visiting on Saturday, December 2 at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol.
Upcoming Events

2017 Rhode Island Private School Fair

The Rhode Island Private School (RIPS) Fair is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5-7:00PM at the historic Roger Williams Park Casino. The RIPS Fair showcases private, independent and parochial schools from around the state and beyond.

SheShe — A spectacular ladies night out

Looking for a fun, fabulous night out with your girlfriends? We’ve got you covered! Join East Bay Events and Title Sponsor Avalon Medical Spa on the breathtaking grounds of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol, RI for 'She She' — a ladies night out with good friends, good wine, sumptuous food and wonderfully unique shopping opportunities.

Sea to Table Tasting

Take an epicurean tour of the sea — Ocean State style, Thursday, March 30 at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. Rhode Island is home to a thriving seafood industry with a deep heritage and bright future.

East Bay Restaurant Week March 14-23

East Bay Restaurant Week is coming to a restaurant near you, it runs between March 14-23. Experience the beautiful waterfront and historic neighborhoods of East Bay, RI, and southeastern Massachusetts, while enjoying the diverse cuisine of the area's best restaurants during East Bay Restaurant Week.

Beauty Week 2017 — Feb 17-26

Treat yourself to the kind of pampering and indulgence that you deserve during Beauty Week, February 17-26. Beauty Week is a celebration of all things beauty and the local industry that supports it. Featuring the best in hair styles, nails, skincare, cosmetics and fragrance.

Hundreds ring in the new year with a run

More than 200 runners competed in the 32nd annual Hangover Classic 5 Miler on Sunday, Jan.1. The runners ranged in age from 8 to 80 and enjoyed seasonably mild conditions on New Years Day. Race …
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Sea to Table Tasting

Take an epicurean tour of the sea, East Bay style. Rhode Island is home to a thriving seafood culture and industry with a deep heritage and bright future. Spend an evening sampling the harvest from some of the richest waters in the world — or as we like to call it, our backyard. Join us at The Barn at historic Mount Hope Farm for a night of locally-sourced seafood, craft beer and wine.

Things to do
Warren Holiday Festival lighting is Friday night

Retired Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli will do the honors when Warren turns on the lights for its holiday season on the steps of the Warren Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 24. Warren …

Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

Warren honors veterans Saturday on Town Common

How to Follow a Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Weight Loss or Diabetes

Portsmouth Desert Shield, Desert Storm vets to be honored Monday

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Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

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.