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It's back on! BCWA completes Cross Bay Pipeline repair

Seven months after its Cross Bay Pipeline sprung a leak, Bristol County Water Authority officials flipped a switch at the Port of Providence Friday morning and water once again started flowing through …
Mt. Hope student innovators are ‘Go For Launch’
The first weekend in November, four local high school students, including freshman Shivani Mehta and sophomores Mikayla Hudon, … Read More
Community room carries on former Portsmouth chief’s legacy
PORTSMOUTH — Six years ago when Thomas Lee took over the reigns of the Police Department, be brought with him a vision, according … Read More
New approach to Barrington council meeting minutes
The Barrington Town Council will be recording meeting minutes differently from now on. At the Nov. 4 meeting, council president … Read More
Remembering Lill 10 years later
Eric Chason wants to tell people about his daughter, Lillian. He wants to tell them about how funny she was, and about how smart … Read More
Partners in poultry bring new farming to Coggeshall
With a cold rain drumming on the roof of the 18th-century farmhouse, a celebrated local chef visited Coggeshall Farm this past Tuesday … Read More
Police: Providence man had stolen clothes in his car
A routine traffic stop led to an interesting discovery for Barrington police on Wednesday, Nov. 6. An officer was on routine patrol … Read More
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Obituaries
Wendy MacKenzie Allen, 67, of Bristol On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Wendy MacKenzie Allen, loving daughter, sister and mother of Thomas and Caitlin, passed away peacefully at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer. Wendy was born on …
Leonard S. Chace III, 90, Tiverton Leonard S. “Len” Chace III, age 90, passed away at home Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He was the husband of Janice P. (Peckham) Chace and former husband of the late Judith Bishop Chace. Born …
Sports
EPHS sports trio sign collegiate letters of intent EAST PROVIDENCE — A trio of East Providence High School senior student-athletes — Mia Jackson, Yanis Benadouda and Cole Poissant — held a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony in the …
Architects unveil virtual tour of new East Providence High School EAST PROVIDENCE — Anticipation levels for the new East Providence High School likely rose a few notches after the building’s architects presented a multi-dimensional virtual video of the …
Tiverton shines in shootout, wins state title They let in only two goals all season, earned a near-perfect 17-0-1 record. They sailed through the playoffs to secure their spot at Cranston Stadium for the Division III state championship finals.
Opinion
Letter: Proposed bylaws amendments for Democrats being rushed To the editor: In late winter of 2011, Ed Pacheco was the chair of the Rhode Island Democratic State Committee and he proposed a series of amendments to the State Committee’s bylaws that …
Editorial: A pint at the Paquachuck The Paquachuck Inn has served drinks to thirsty fishermen and been a Westport Point gathering place for a good part of its 192-year history and it would be a shame to see that tradition come to an …
Editorial: Bristol-Warren's hiring fast-track The Bristol Warren Regional School District has a new (permanent) superintendent, and most people will not be surprised to see it’s the guy who’s been at the forefront of district …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 East Providence Post.
Tiverton Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 Sakonnet Times.

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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.