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Letter with white, powdery substance triggers school building evacuation

Bristol Police Chief Kevin Lynch confirmed that the Bristol Warren Regional School District administration building was evacuated Wednesday afternoon because a district employee opened an envelope …
Tiverton lobster boat, tanker collide off Martha’s Vineyard
TIVERTON — The 70-foot Tiverton-based offshore lobster boat Edna May and the 605-foot tanker Iver Prosperity collided Monday morning … Read More
Barrington All-Star team headlining sports banquet
Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sportswriters, sportscasters and sports publicists, will honor the Barrington U12 … Read More
Portsmouth cancer survivor invited to State of the Union
PORTSMOUTH — If you watch President Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4, you may spot a familiar face in the crowd. Read More
Tiverton girls lose to Ponaganset, 59-53
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}   The Tiverton girls basketball … Read More
Wildcats squash Avon 63-17, earn tournament birth
The Westport girls basketball team clinched a tournament birth after crushing Avon, 63-17, in a Mayflower League home game Friday … Read More
Portsmouth to hear CJ’s Pub’s request to expand on March 9
PORTSMOUTH — A public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, March 9, on  CJ’s Pub’s request to permanently expand its service … Read More
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Obituaries
Harry P. Palagi, Jr., 82, of Barrington Harry P. Palagi, Jr., 82, formerly of Anoka Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.   Born in Barrington, a son of the late Harry P. …
June C. Page, 84, formerly of East Providence June C. Page, 84, of Wakefield, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was the wife of the late Richard F. Page. Born in East Providence, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Richard and …
Sports
East Providence's Davis Pinto wins boys’ division long jump title PROVIDENCE — Jahad Davis Pinto led a short-handed East Providence High School squad at the 2020 boys’ indoor track and field Metropolitan Division championship meet Monday night, Jan. 27, …
BHS Sports: Barrington gymnasts battle Patriots, Falcons, Wizards The Barrington High School gymnastics team competed in a four-team meet at Prestige Fitness and Gymnastics Center in Swansea on Saturday, Jan. 25. Cranston West finished in first place, scoring …
EPHS Sports Notes: Wrestling team wraps up busy stretch of Division I matches EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently completed what was a relatively busy stretch of league outings as the locals vied in three Division I meets with six …
Opinion
Letter: Portsmouth peeps: Please tell us all about you! To the editor: The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources, and highlights found …
Letter: Sunshine for Tiverton Days means no back room games To the editor: At the January 13 Open Forum portion of the Tiverton Town Council meeting, very disturbing statements and actions by the replacement Town Council President Patricia Hilton and …
Letter: Westport, this is your vote — support Right to Farm To the editor: Talk to people about living in Westport and most people will say, “Oh, that’s the beautiful farm town tucked in between Fall River and New Bedford”.  And …
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.