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Portsmouth Police officer arrested after reported fight with fellow cop

PORTSMOUTH — A seven-year veteran of the Portsmouth Police Department was arrested after allegedly striking another off-duty cop at Local Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant on Sept. …
13-year-old Bristol soccer standout tries out for national team
Emma Goglia, a 13-year-old soccer standout from Bristol, was invited to train with the best of the best at a talent search put on by … Read More
Former Eagle soars for college tennis team
Barrington native Eric Zhang is excelling in two worlds: sports and academics. A sophomore at Kenyon College, Zhang not only is a … Read More
Barrington resident helps team win national title
Barrington’s Hank Alessandro and his club team 3D New England Red won the Boy’s Inside Lacrosse Elite Eight National … Read More
Little Compton Historical Society needs help digging
Since June, Little Compton Historical Society workers have uncovered more than 1,000 artifacts from a 180-square foot … Read More
Westport Food Pantry sees uptick and demand as inflation rises
Volunteers at the Westport Food Pantry are seeing greater need for their services as rising inflation impacts the price of food, and … Read More
Barrington Middle School earns district $1.5 million
The Commissioner of Education in Rhode Island stopped by Barrington Middle School last week to help celebrate a special Green Ribbon … Read More
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Italian Festival in Newport on Saturday

Touro Park in Newport is the site of the popular Festival in the Park, taking place this Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is part of the larger 2022 Newport Festa Italiana. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. …

Audrain Newport hosting annual Concours and Motor Week

The third annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week welcomes the world’s most exclusive auto brands and car collections back to Aquidneck Island for four days of special events, …

Free 'Instrument Petting Zoo' is this weekend in Barrington

!Free Instrument Petting Zoo! Marimbas, Xylophones, Fiddle and Uke,  !Free workshop to try Awesome Instruments! Bay Spring Community Center 170 Narragansett Av …
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Obituaries
Jose Costa Jose Simoes Costa, 50, of Oliver Street passed away on September 20, 2022 at Silver Creek Nursing & Rehab. He was the husband of the late Jenna (Felix) Costa. Born in Hanford, CA, he was the son of
Anibal Germano Anibal Pereira Germano, 57, of Bristol, passed away on September 23, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Relva, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Joao and Silvana (Pereira) Germano
Ilda Gomes Ilda (Oliveira) Gomes, 84, of Gregg Drive passed away on September 24, 2022 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice. She was formerly married to Abilio Gomes. Born in Loures, Portugal, she was the daughter of
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Sports
Gallery: EPHS football falls to Cumberland EAST PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence High School football team, coming off a fine win over St. Raphael in its Division II season opener the week prior, fell to Cumberland last week in …
EPHS cross country teams step off 2022 seasons EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School cross country teams continued their respective 2022 regular seasons in recent days, the boys’ squad with solid numbers and reasonable …
Shaw, Malafronte lead Huskies past North Smithfield 3-1 Mia Shaw posted ten kills and 16 assists as Mt. Hope came from behind to beat North Smithfield 3-1 (23-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21) at home on Friday night. The Huskies volleyball team is currently 3-3 …
Brodeur scores two as Wildcats shutout Holbrook 3-0 The Westport soccer team shutout Holbrook 3-0 on Tuesday after crushing previously undefeated Atlantis Charter School 6-0 on Saturday. The Wildcats improved their undefeated season record to 6-0 and …
Opinion
Letter: Save taxpayer money  by sending Hodgson into retirement

With seven active lawsuits against Sheriff Hodgson, frequent payments made for positive accreditations, sponsoring non correctional related programs, travel and extra curricular activities, are there …

Letter: Time to call it a career, sheriff

Thomas Hodgson started his career in law enforcement. His site says he is "tough on crime." Being "tough on crime" is the responsibility of  the professionals in our local police …

Letter: Judges, bought and sold, threaten our foundation

Judges come in three “flavors,” coerced, independent, or toddy. In places like The Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, judges seem fully coerced. Their processes are opaque; the …

Letter: Mayflower wind: Writer's challenges were NIMBYism

Ralph Mace of Portsmouth asks the question of me and Phil Bartlett, “How much would you consider wind power a viable choice if the cabling were to pass through Westport not Portsmouth?” I …

Letter: Land purchase is a big win-win for Westport

Your article in the September 22 Shorelines suggested that the Westport Select Board’s action of assigning the right to purchase the Pettey Farm at 559 Main Road to the Buzzards Bay Coalition …

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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.