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Warren hopes wharf upgrade will draw visitors to town

The Town of Warren will try again to win a federal grant it lost out on last year that would help officials complete as much as $3.5 million in much-needed repairs to the seawall at the Town Wharf on …
Warren police charged murder suspect in November
The Providence man charged with murdering a former Warren woman earlier this week was charged two months ago by Warren police with … Read More
Former Warren woman found murdered
A Providence man has admitted to murdering his girlfriend, a former Warren resident, after he walked into Providence Police … Read More
Warren police logs: Man charged with domestic offenses
Monday, Jan. 7Police were asked to check on the well-being of a horse on Market Street.Police received a complaint from Market Street … Read More
BCWA: Pipeline project needs state aid
Allan Klepper stood before the Barrington Town Council on Monday night, Jan. 7, and tried to explain the situation facing the Bristol … Read More
Despite loss to Mounties, Huskies see bright season ahead
The Mt. Hope basketball team lost their first game of the year to Mount St. Charles 58-54 during a home game on Friday night. The lost … Read More
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the … Read More
Obituaries
Joan M. Sampson, 92, Warren Joan M. (Dubois) Sampson, 92, of Warren, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at her daughter’s home. She was the wife of the late Louis Sampson. Joan was born in Warren, a daughter of the late …
Thomas Sardinha Sr., 80, Warren Thomas Sardinha Sr. passed away on Jan. 3, 2019 at the age of 80. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Audet) Sardinha for 58 years. He was the son of the late Antonio and Rita (Camara) Sardinha. …
Mary H. Oilver, 88, of Warren Mary H. (Correia) Oilver, 88, of Warren died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Miriam Hospital, Providence.She was the wife of the late Albert J. Oliver. Mary was born in Warren, a daughter of the late …
Marie DeLuca, Warren Marie (Iavazzo) DeLuca of 38 Bagy Wrinkle Cove, Warren, RI, died peacefully at her home on Christmas Eve 2018, surrounded by her three loving children. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph …
Sports
Eagles skate past Mounties in Medeiros Cup opener The East Bay Girls Co-op ice hockey team scored two goals in the first two minutes and rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Mount St. Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln Co-op team in the first of the two …
Ben Hurd leads Portsmouth over Mt. Hope in boys’ basketball PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team escaped with a 60-58 win over Mt, Hope in the East Bay Holiday Classic tournament at PHS Thursday. A …
East Bay Co-op girls hockey team remains undefeated The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team skated to a 2-0 win over the Mount St. Charles Co-op team on Saturday night, Dec. 22, and defeated the Cranston Co-op team 7-3 on Friday night, Dec. …
Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 18 new members The Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame held its 38th annual induction banquet on Nov. 24 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea. A group of 18 individuals were inducted into this year’s …
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Opinion
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …
Snow is coming — help your neighbors! To the editor:Snow is coming. Not yet, but soon - I am sure. For some, snow is a welcome sight and brings great opportunity to careen down Burr’s Hill in a toboggan. But for many of our …
Letter: My BCWA complaints are crystal clear To the editor:Last week's article on my complaints to the RI State Attorney General did an injustice. It was verbose.My two complaints are not.They are based  on the obvious. They were purposely …
Editorial: Your Bristol County water supply is being left to rot We lose irreplaceable things all the time. Old houses rot and fall down. Developers plow beautiful fields into cul de sacs and house lots. Beloved businesses grow tired and close their doors. These …

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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.