House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 4 River Oak Drive — Sunday, Aug. 20, 12-2 p.m. Victorian, 4, 4, $849,000. Mott & Chace …
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Here’s what Portsmouth roads are getting paved this year

PORTSMOUTH — Brian Woodhead, deputy director of the Department of Public Works, had a busy night Tuesday before the Town Council.  After accepting the Town Administrator’s …

Ray Pat sleeps with the fishes

TIVERTON — The end came quietly for the 64-year-old motoryacht Ray Pat Monday on Tiverton’s Nanaquaket Pond. The moored 42-foot 1953 wooden Chris Craft settled 15 feet to the muddy bottom …

Survey: Slightly more Portsmouth residents prefer curbside pickup

PORTSMOUTH — With time running out on choosing Portsmouth’s future method of trash disposal, the Town Council Tuesday night set a date for a public workshop to weigh all options: Tuesday, …

Ray Berberick on why Rhode Island needs an inspector general

PORTSMOUTH — Ray Berberick has had a rough year. In March, his 31-year-old daughter Stephanie died after an illness. Shortly afterwards Mr. Berberick was diagnosed with Stage 4A …

Portsmouth doubles fines for most parking violations

PORTSMOUTH — Be careful where you leave your car in town, because it will now cost you significantly more if you get a ticket. Following the recommendation of Police Chief Thomas F. …

Town employees are honored in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Three town employees were singled out for their excellent service by the Town Council Tuesday night. The council named two recipients of the inaugural Employee of the Year …
Obituaries
Linda C. Byers, 77, Middletown

Linda C. Byers, 77, of Blenheim Senior Living Community, Middletown, peacefully went home to the Lord with her family at her bedside on Monday July 31, 2017. Born in Uniontown, Penn., on December …

Robert A. Fiedler, 87, Portsmouth

Thomas H. Levesque III, 40, Portsmouth

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

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'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — It quite literally was a “bold” move for Waterfront Productions, LLC, the live events promoters, to rest the fortunes of its business at an untested and untried location and …

Join the Portsmouth Police for National Night Out on Tuesday

Town set to celebrate Tiverton Days

West Place Animal Sanctuary open for tours Aug. 5

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

Opinion
Letter: Busy goldfinch takes aim at hummingbird feeder

To the editor: A faithful reader waylaid me the other day to describe some strange behavior on the part of “a little bird that had some yellow on it.” The bird was working on completely …

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Legislators want to hear from you this weekend

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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.