See who's open for business
The Latest News

Local churches make a spiritual connection through cyberspace

PORTSMOUTH — It’s Holy Week, which normally means local churches are packed with parishioners from Palm Sunday through Easter. But inside the historic chapel at St. Mary’s …
Bristol scaling down Fourth parade, most events are postponed
Here’s what they know so far … There is a 2020 chief marshal for the nation’s oldest, continuous Independence Day … Read More
Remote learning headed to Westport schools
Remote learning, perhaps a half school day’s worth each day, is coming to Westport schools and to schools around the Commonwealth, … Read More
Tiverton Police Report: Social distancing, neighbor issues
Wednesday, April 1 A school principal called to notify police that the school has had no virtual contact with a student since March … Read More
Raimondo: Five more die, cases in ‘rapid spread’
Rhode Island is at a “big clip of increase … in the rapid spread phase” of the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Gina Raimondo said … Read More
Police identify suspect in fraudulent check-cashing scheme
Officials from Citizens Bank contacted Barrington police on Monday, March 30 after discovering a case of fraud. A check written out … Read More
A birthday surprise for their middle school buddy
Not even a global pandemic could rain on Alan Leach’s parade Friday night. Though the 14-year-old was disappointed he could … Read More
East Bay Social
Obituaries
Robert Michael Cortellessa, originally of Bristol Robert Michael Cortellessa entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2020, surrounded by his family at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., after a brief illness. Born in Providence, R.I. and raised in …
Robert William Herrmann, 63, of Bristol Robert William Herrmann, 63, of Cooke Street, Bristol, passed away on April 2, 2020, at home. Born in Florence, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ethel May (Cardoza) Herrmann. He is …
Sports
DEM announces staggered system as trout fishing season opens PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced certain Rhode Island lakes, ponds, rivers and streams that allow anglers to adhere to social distancing rules …
COVID-19 crisis stunts start of FOTA brick sale EAST PROVIDENCE — The planned sale of commemorative bricks by the Friends of Townie Athletics booster organization on the grounds of the new East Providence High School has become the latest to …
Cook wins at world Adaptive Surfing Championships TIVERTON — Going on five years since a large tiger shark took much of his left leg, Tiverton surfer Colin Cook found himself standing atop a California medal podium two weekends ago, being …
Opinion
Letter: ‘Parent rebates’ editorial makes no sense at all Last week’s editorial makes the strange suggestion that because the schools are closed now, the Town should rebate the equivalent cost of running these schools to the parents of the students. …
Letter: Disappointing choice for this week’s cartoon To the editor: Politics aside, Mr. Hall’s cartoon, in your 4/9/20 edition of Westport Shorelines, seems to demonstrate that he continues from his college days to be a class clown.  That …
Letter: These days, the Presidential failings are magnified I have been saying for several years that we — America — are in trouble because we seem unable to do well even the most fundamental things, such as maintain adequate streets, roads, and …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – April 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on April 2, 2020.
Tiverton Legal Notices – April 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on April 2, 2020.

2020 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Jim McGaw

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.