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Barrington bridge repair will cost more than $2 million

The price for the Barrington River Bridge continues to climb.  Ten years ago, the construction of the bridge cost more than double the original price, ballooning from a $10.3 million bid to a …
Wildcats win sixth straight as they run over West Bridgewater, 73-61
Westport beat West Bridgewater 73-61 iun a jam-packed home game Friday night. The Wildcats have won six in a row and sport an overall … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Strong first half leads Eagles to 40-38 win
The Barrington High School girls basketball team build a 23-11 halftime lead against Cranston West on Saturday, Jan. 18, and held on … Read More
Mt. Hope wrestlers look sharp as they prep for the state tournament
The Mt. Hope wrestling team beat East Providence, 60-12, but fell to Cumberland, 39-30, and Hope, 34-26, during a quad meet at East … Read More
Shrek the Musical, Jr. shares an important lesson
Arts Alive! will begin its 11th season with performances of Shrek the Musical, Jr. later this month. Students from Hampden Meadows … Read More
Coyote attacks, severely injures 80-pound dog in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Windstone Drive resident, whose 80-pound Labrador retriever was brutally mauled by a coyote Tuesday night, is … Read More
Cahill: Flawed system pits cost vs animal cruelty
During his Westport visit last week, Michael Cahill, director of the animal health program at the Mass. Department of Agricultural … Read More
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Obituaries
Olga Luiz, 94, of Bristol Olga (Teixeira) Luiz, 94, of Everett Avenue passed away on Jan. 20, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of the late Manuel Luiz. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Manuel …
Donald E. Rinebolt, 91, formerly of East Providence Donald Edwin Rinebolt, 91, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of East Providence, passed away peacefully in his home January 13 surrounded by his loving family.A beloved husband for 66 years, he is …
Sports
Ennis scores 23 as Tiverton beats Wheeler, 70-65 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Times; min-height: 29.0px} Tiverton senior point guard Ryan Ennis scored 23 points to …
EPHS sports notes: Townies keep pace with leaders in D-I boys’ hoops EAST PROVIDENCE —  The start of the 2019-20 Division I season for the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team could not have gone much better for the Townies. Save for a …
Strong second half leads Portsmouth to 66-44 win PORTSMOUTH — It was a tale of two halves inside the Portsmouth High School field house Monday night.  Burrillville High School went into halftime with a one-point lead over the …
Opinion
Commentary: On 10th anniversary, congressman calls for end to ‘Citizens United’ Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court …
Letter: Is there a problem with Walgreens' signage? To the editor: Is Rite Aid/ Walgreen's closing? I have heard that it is because of lighted signage that Walgreens wants to put up outside the store which seems to be a problem with local official …
Letter: Tiverton can’t delay its way out of landfill mess To the editor: At the January 13 meeting of the Tiverton Town Council, the impending closure of the landfill was a topic of discussion. Councilor Edwards made several statements regarding the …
Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 East Providence Post.
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 Bristol Phoenix.

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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.