House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 69 Lamson Road — Sunday, March 26, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 3, 2, $969,000. Residential …
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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 68 Bowden Ave. — $345,000 260 Maple Ave. — $383,800 56 Elm Lane — …

Dead serious about preserving Portsmouth's historical cemeteries

Dead men may not tell any tales, but the burial plots marking their final resting places are rich with local history.

Proposed budget cuts prompt worries from Prudence reserve

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Concerns over reports that the Trump administration is proposing drastic cuts to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has trickled down to a research …

Young actors visit 'Neverland' with Elvis, Swift and friends

Close to 40 young actors from across Warren and beyond will sing and dance their hearts out this weekend as the Neverland Children’s Theatre stages its production of “Neverland Rocks” at the …

Bristol’s Enright, Towill team up again for Volvo Ocean Race

Will lead Team Vestas - 11th Hour Racing campaign Rhode Island will again have a home team to root for when the next Volvo Ocean Race sets sail in October. Team Vestas is returning for the …

Ragged Island Brewing takes flight in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s first brewery since perhaps the 1630s selected a most opportune time for its grand opening: St. Patrick’s Day. However, Matt Gray, one of the …
Obituaries
David Lloyd McCoy, 79, Tiverton

David Lloyd McCoy, 79, of Tiverton, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island. He was the husband of Patricia G. (Rounds) …

Ann R. (Gill) Hibbard, 84, Prudence Island

Fan Castleman Benjamin, 94, of Barrington

Marilyn Anne Penney, 75, Little Compton

Robert J. Perrello, 96

Joyce Wetherald Fairchild, 90, of Barrington and Hog Island

Joan Fields Handy, 91, Portsmouth

Alison M. Shakarian, PhD, 51, Tiverton

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Sports
Portsmouth’s Cole Swider named Gatorade Player of Year

PORTSMOUTH — Cole Swider of Portsmouth, a junior forward on St. Andrew’s School’s boys basketball team, has been named the 2016-17 Gatorade Rhode Island Boys Basketball Player …

East Bay girls knocked from playoffs by South County

Coutu powers Barrington girls to playoff victory

Portsmouth High boys take 4th in state swim meet

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

Things to Do
Irish charmer is a joyful, musical coming-of-age story

“Sing Street” (2016)Rated PG-131 hour, 46 minutesDirected and written by John Carney“Sing Street” is a fun movie that refreshingly communicates the joyful exuberance of music …

Use buttery roasted garlic cloves in myriad ways

Rustic fruit tarts are pretty and a sweet treat in winter

Another Portsmouth Dog Park preview day set for Monday

Prudence Island history is topic of lecture Jan. 12

Opinion
Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

In a sea of preposterous proposals to surface lately, the notion of cutting the Coast Guard, in part to help pay for a border wall, is in a league of its own. President Tump has proposed just that …

Editorial: Coast Guard cuts — Dumb idea

New resources for those with German and Irish roots

Editorial: Three to five inches — Call in the cancellation!

Want to recycle and save money? Get with the program

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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.