Prudence Ferry expected to resume full service this weekend

The Prudence Island Ferry is expected to resume full service this weekend as work on the dock in Bristol wraps up. Contractors working for ferry operator A&R Marine are finishing up installing …
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Bob Dyl, Bunny Miller honored with 2017 Portsmouth Award

PORTSMOUTH — Saying their tireless efforts have made the town a better place to live, the Town Council Monday night recognized Caroline “Bunny” Miller and Robert Dyl Jr. as the …

Featured home: Big, bright Tiverton home overlooks the bay

Set high on a hillside in Tiverton is a fabulous, three-story home that was designed for easy entertaining. Soaring ceilings, spacious rooms, spectacular western water views over Mt. Hope Bay are …

A July weekend celebration of Ted Hood's boats

Ted Hood had a hand in the creation of countless boats — sail and power — and the Herreshoff Marine Museum invites owners of Hood-designed boats to a three-day rendezvous at the museum in …

Portsmouth newlyweds leave reception to join Zumba class

PORTSMOUTH — They couldn’t afford to invite all their Zumba friends to their wedding on Thursday, so Justin Bennett and Tiffany MacDonald did the next best thing.

Where is the cheapest gas in East Bay?

Gas prices in Rhode Island fell by 1 cent this week, averaging $2.29 a gallon across the state, according to AAA Northeast. The $2.29 price isequal to the national average for regular …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 11 Ridgeway Road — Sunday, June 25, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $869,000. Mott & Chace …
Obituaries
Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, Portsmouth

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, of Portsmouth, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born on September 1, 1976 in Newport, he is the son of Thomas Levesque Jr. and Susan (Fatata) …

Karen Durfee, 67, Tiverton

Nicholas Allan Kearney, 49, formerly of Bristol

Dr. William E. Condon, VMD, 71

Bruce G. Medley, 65, Portsmouth

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Dorothy A. Medeiros, 90, Little Compton

Elizabeth A. Langello, 68, Portsmouth

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Sports
Portsmouth girl takes 3rd in Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

PORTSMOUTH — Taylor Richardson of Portsmouth placed third overall in the local qualifier for the Drive, Chip and Putt Competition sponsored by PGA New England at Button Hole Golf Course in …

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Portsmouth High girls shine in state track championships

Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

Portsmouth Patriots have their way with Clippers in 10-5 victory

Things to Do
'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

If you’ve researched in a state far from home, you know how annoying it can be (and expensive if you have to send $24 or more every time you want a vital record mailed to you.And, expenses …

Fluffy baked eggs (or cloud eggs) are a fun breakfast

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

An easy, elegant chicken and mushroom dish with fresh herbs

Opinion
Editorial: Menhaden massacre

A most encouraging summer spectacle has been the occasional pogy explosion —  little fish by the thousand churning the waters to froth in Bristol Harbor, the Sakonnet and Westport rivers …

Letter: Funding issues put old cemetery at risk

Editorial: Tides rising; time fading

Letter: Don't buy into pothead 'B.S.'

Editorial: Motorcycle mayhem

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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.