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Warren Walkabout is Sunday

Sunday is looking to be a nice autumn day — perfect for a walkabout. All of downtown Warren is prepping for Warren’s big day as Discover Warren and dozens of restaurants, art studios, shops …
Warren school board candidates vary in style, but both want better schools
They’ve got different styles and visions for how Bristol Warren schools should — and is currently — educating students, but two … Read More
Woman leads chase through two states, seven towns
A Warren woman who allegedly led police in two states on a high speed pursuit through at least seven towns early Monday morning faces … Read More
Contractor runs afoul of Town of Warren, neighbors
A Fall River contractor is in trouble with the town after workers late last week began clearing land on Denver Avenue without … Read More
Video: Sections of Main Street flooded in Warren
Parts of Main Street (Rte 114) were flooded Friday morning just before the Bristol/Warren line near Seymour Street. Read More
Warren Fire Department family fun day this weekend
The Warren Fire Department will mark Fire Prevention Day this Saturday, Oct. 13, with a full slate of activities at Burr’s Hill … Read More
Workers to lay water pipe 20 feet under Kickemuit River
Contractors will soon drill a hole across and more than 20 feet under the Kickemuit River to provide a more reliable source of water … Read More
Obituaries
MIlton A. Bryden Jr., 78, Mesa, AZ Milton A. Bryden Jr, 78, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Milton leaves his companion of 20 years, Gertrude; his sister Donna, daughter Cheryl, son Craig, nephew …
Joseph R. Medeiros, 89, Warren Joseph Robert Medeiros, 89, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Silver Creek Manor. He was the husband of Artemizia (Cordeiro) Medeiros. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the …
Sports
Freshman scores first goal in win over Cranston West Midfielder Joviana Goldstein scored her first goal with two minutes left in the game to give the Huskies a 1-0 win over Cranston West at Vendituolli Field on Friday evening. The win boosted the …
Young quarterback leads Huskies over Coventry, 21-6 In only his second varsity start, sophomore quarterback Jordan Pompey directed the Huskies to a 21-6 victory over Coventry during the annual Salute to Service game at Vendituoli Field on Friday …
Injury Fund games kick off 2018 high school football season PORTSMOUTH — The local high school football season was kicked off Thursday night, Aug. 30, with a number of injury fund games played ahead of week one of the regular season next week. Portsmouth …
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
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Opinion
Editorial: Bike path crime spree is a crock Years ago, when there was talk of building the East Bay Bike Path, some along its route raised a ruckus, arguing that this path past their backyards would surely bring a crime wave the likes of which …
Education, town help key to increasing pedestrian safety To the editor:In response to the Article regarding the crosswalk accident, I feel for Tara Thibaudeau's pain and concerns.  But don't hold your hopes to high to get assistance from …
Letter: Do you really know what the Progressives stand for? In an earlier letter to the editor I cautioned all Rhode Island voters to beware of candidates running for state and local elected office who subscribe to the Progressive Democrat left — aka …
Editorial: A fine vista revived For all who cherish a good view, great news from the owners of those twin towering Somerset eyesores that grab attention from every part of Mount Hope Bay and beyond. The owners announced recently …

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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.