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RIDOT announces Washington Bridge traffic pattern change

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced a traffic pattern change for a section of the Washington Bridge, which carries I-195 West from East Providence to …
Democrats finally join Little Compton Town Council
LITTLE COMPTON — The first full-on press by Little Compton’s Democrats in many years broke the Republicans' long-time lock on the … Read More
Portsmouth girls win 2nd straight cross-country championship
PORTSMOUTH — For the second straight year, the Portsmouth High School girls’ cross-country team reigned supreme along the … Read More
Portsmouth unified volleyball team runners-up in title game
PORTSMOUTH — Despite some long rallies and hard-fought points, the Portsmouth High School unified volleyball team fell short of its … Read More
Housing hunting? 36 open houses in the East Bay this weekend!
Buyers looking for a new home in the East Bay will have plenty of opportunities to step inside and check out new potential residences. … Read More
Portsmouth School Committee candidates share goals if elected
PORTSMOUTH — Five candidates — three Republicans, one Democrat and one Independent — are running for four available seats on … Read More
Brayton Point towers' implosion delayed until 2019
East Bay residents will have to live with the Brayton Point cooling towers for at least two more months. The two towers were … Read More
Obituaries
Capt. Daniel B. Trocki, USN (Ret.), 86, Middletown Capt. Daniel B. Trocki, USN (Ret.), 86, of Middletown, passed away at home on November 9, 2018. He was the husband of Sandra (Wilkinson) Trocki of Middletown. Daniel was born in Brooklyn, NY, to …
Frances E. Silva, 83, Little Compton Frances E. (LeBlanc) Silva, 83, of Little Compton, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at home.  She was the wife of the late Francisco M. Silva. Mrs. Silva was born in Fall River, …
Sports
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Portsmouth boys finish 10th in state cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ cross-country team finished in 10th place as a team in the Rhode Island cross-country championship meet Sunday at Ponaganset High …
Rebels knock Portsmouth boys out of soccer playoffs PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity soccer team was knocked out of the Division I playoffs Friday night by South Kingstown, a team it had previously beaten in the …
Portsmouth girls score early, shut out Prout PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity soccer team scored five goals in the first half and never looked back in a 5-0 shutout win over Prout at home Monday …
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Opinion
Editorial: ‘Oh, my back!’ - confronting disability fraud There is one notion of public employee disability pay and pensions — the one that ought to be and once was. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner put it simply and well: “The disability …
Letter: Drivers' courtesy makes runs a pleasure in Little Compton To the editor: I recently moved back to Little Compton over the summer after four years in Louisiana. As a runner on our local roads six days a week, I am used to dealing with the hazards of …
Letter: A century later, we still dream of true peace At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, the guns stopped. The Armistice began. That calamity and horror, still known to many as “The Great War,” was stopped. In the sudden silence, millions dared …
Letter: Wingover Farm’s history, old trees indeed ‘significant’ To the editor: I urge the public to come to the Tiverton Planning Board public hearing to voice opposition to a proposed 40-acre solar "farm" at Wingover Farm on Crandall Road. The developer …

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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.