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Bill supporters: ‘It’s OK to feel sad, it’s OK to struggle’

PROVIDENCE — As former state representative Doug Gablinske fought back tears, his daughter, Lauren, told a Senate subcommittee why the family wished the proposed Nathan Bruno and Jason …
Suicide prevention bill named for Portsmouth boy to be heard Wednesday
PORTSMOUTH — Two local lawmakers have joined another in introducing the Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act to require all public … Read More
Five DUI arrests over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Police were busy on local roads over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, responding to 13 vehicle-related erratic driving … Read More
Portsmouth schools ask for 2.3 percent budget hike
PORTSMOUTH — The School Committee has approved a $39.68 million budget for fiscal year 2020 that calls for a 2.3 percent increase … Read More
Portsmouth High runners crowned All-Americans
PORTSMOUTH — Four members of the Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team earned High School All-American honors by … Read More
Tiverton woman charged with DWI following Portsmouth crash
PORTSMOUTH — A Tiverton woman was charged with driving under the influence after her car crashed into a guardrail on West Main Road … Read More
East Bay legislators support Reproductive Privacy Act
It was a narrow victory, but a victory nonetheless. After nearly five hours of deliberating one of their most hotly contested, … Read More
Obituaries
Ronald L. Molleur, 82, Portsmouth Mr. Ronald L. Molleur, 82, of Portsmouth, R.I. and Webster, Mass., passed away on March 20, 2019 at his daughter's home in Webster with his family by his side. He battled many months of illness and …
Tyler G. Quintal-Mendonsa, 21, Portsmouth Tyler G. Quintal-Mendonsa, 21, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Kenneth W. Carvara, 69, of Portsmouth Kenneth W. Carvara, 69, of Berkeley Ave., Portsmouth, died at home with family at his side, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Tavares) Carvara. Born Oct. 19, 1949, in Fall …
Forest Golden, 81, Portsmouth Forest Golden, 81, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 9, 2019. Forest was born Oct. 24, 1937 in Boston and was raised by his foster parent, Elmira …
Sports
East Bay girls lose heartbreaker in double OT The East Bay Co-op girls hockey team pushed LaSalle Academy to the brink before falling in double overtime in game three of the state championship series, 3-2, on Monday night, March 11. The …
Eagles force game 3 in girls hockey championship The East Bay Co-op girls’ varsity hockey team lived to fight another day with a 2-1 win over La Salle in game 2 of the championship series on Saturday, March 9 at URI Boss Arena. LaSalle beat the …
Eagles defeat Patriots, 64-54, advance to quarterfinals Lexi Greffen scored 34 points for the Portsmouth High School girls basketball team, but it was not enough as three Barrington players finished in double-figures and helped the Eagles defeat the …
Eagles top Mounties, prep for hockey finals A decision to move Maddie Cox from defense to forward paid dividends for the East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team last weekend, as the Eagles won two straight against the Mount St. Charles Co-op team …
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Opinion
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …
Letter: Fish, fun, fellowship and more … To the editor: The 2019 version of the Lenten Fish Dinners will continue at St. Barnabas on three consecutive Fridays this year on March 22, March 29 and April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. each …
Editorial: Bridge tolls — Vigilance needed Tiverton, Little Compton and towns all around would be wise to follow Portsmouth’s lead and keep their guard up and options open concerning the threat of Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. While …
Letter: Thanks to all who helped with historical sign project To the editor: The Portsmouth Historical Society recently received an $8,000 grant from The R.I. Heritage Harbor Foundation to replace historic signs in Portsmouth.  The grant was obtained …

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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.