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Rescue efforts underway for person overboard Prudence Island Ferry

A Prudence Island Ferry passenger went overboard during the final crossing of the day between Prudence Island and Bristol.

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Gallery: Riverside Renaissance Tree Lighting 2021
EAST PROVIDENCE —  The Riverside Renaissance Movement held its annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Friday, Dec. … Read More
Firefighters battle blaze at historic Barrington home
Multiple fire departments responded to a house fire in Barrington late Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4. Crews from Barrington, East … Read More
New Photos: A week late, Eagles defeat Huskies in Thanksgiving game
For the second time this year, Barrington and Mt. Hope squared off for the annual Thanksgiving Day game on a day other than … Read More
BAY Team: Alcohol servers, sellers following the rules in Barrington
In collaboration with the Barrington Police, the BAY Team recently trained all alcohol sellers and servers working in Barrington. The … Read More
Unmasked school committee members face criticism
Multiple school committee members in Bristol Warren are taking heat for their decision to not wear masks during meetings, despite an … Read More
Blount to build four ships for offshore wind industry
Blount is expected to deliver the four vessels to AOS for three different wind energy companies — Vineyard Wind, Ørsted, and … Read More
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Obituaries
Crescienzo “Chris” Malafronte, 100, of Bristol Crescienzo “Chris” Malafronte, 100, of Bristol, R.I., passed away, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. He was the husband of Claire Irene (Belmore) Malafronte, who Chris fondly called …
Russell A. Racette Jr., 81, Little Compton Russell A. Racette Jr., 81, of Little Compton, R.I., passed away on Nov. 26, 2021, after a valiant battle with cancer. Russell was born on Aug. 10, 1940, to Russell Racette Sr. and Gertrude (Kane) …
Sigrud Birkin Mahl Hommeyer, 86, Little Compton Sigrud Birkin Mahl Hommeyer was born on Jan. 18, 1935, in San Francisco, Calif. She and her three siblings were first generation Americans, the children of a Swedish engineer and a German surgical …
Sports
Tiverton honors legendary retiring Coach Murray They called him a legend, mentor, friend, role model and one of their favorite teachers. On Thanksgiving morning, they said good-bye. Bob Murray, the Hall of Fame Tiverton High School football …
Gallery: LaSalle 'rams' East Providence on Thanksgiving Day PROVIDENCE — Blue skies and balmy conditions greeted the teams and fans alike as the East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy football squads restarted their traditional Thanksgiving Day …
Portsmouth romps in 38-0 Thanksgiving win over Middletown PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots may have gotten knocked out of the Division I football playoffs earlier than they had liked, but they made a statement during the annual Thanksgiving Day …
Townies are 'thankful' for holiday football game return EAST PROVIDENCE — The COVID-19 pandemic did something neither World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War nor any of the numerous other historic events over the past 90-plus years …
Opinion
Letter: Rittenhouse verdict underscores racial bias

To the editor: Last week we learned that Kyle Rittenhouse, a white man who carried a weapon of war into a neighborhood that was not his own, will face no legal consequences for killing two people …

Letter: Truth versus racial bias

To the editor: Rarely is a letter published that so misinforms as Peter Bilderback’s letter regarding the Rittenhouse verdict in the December 1st Barrington Times.    Jacob …

A gateway welcoming project? Yes. Support for the current proposal? No.

To the editor:The concept of an arrival Gateway to the Town of Warren, as drivers travel east on 114 from Barrington, has been around for some time. Last week’s feature article in the Warren …

Letter: A world without domestic violence is possible — if we act

To the editor: Imagine a world with no domestic violence — where no Rhode Islanders have their lives cut short by abuse, where children do not witness this violence, where our …

Letter: Letter-writer got it wrong on Rittenhouse verdict

To the editor: I am writing in response to a letter published in the Portsmouth Times issued on the 24th of this past month, “Rittenhouse verdict underscores racial bias in legal …

Letter: School Committee members are setting a bad example

To the editor:Some of us stay home from public events, such as School Committee Meetings, when we are ill in order to keep our neighbors safe. We follow protocols and mandates to curb the spread of …

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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.