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Tiverton sewer project going to bid in October

TIVERTON — The Tiverton Wastewater District has won US Department of Agriculture approval for the design and plan of Phase 1 of the sewer expansion project in the Robert Gray and Riverside Drive …
Barrington Town Council remains quiet on new approach to assessments
Two Barrington residents voiced their concerns about the town's new approach to property assessments during the public comment portion … Read More
Mayor makes initial Fiscal Year 19-20 East Providence budget presentation to council
EAST PROVIDENCE — Bob DaSilva made his initial budget presentation since becoming East Providence’s first mayor at the November … Read More
Parking problems, tax dollars hot topics at Prudence meeting
PRUDENCE ISLAND — Local and seasonal residents alike gathered into the Union Church pews this past Saturday, Sept. 14, as members … Read More
Warren restaurant owner looking forward to TV makeover
Lou Perella has been a busy man since news came out this week that the restaurant he founded 25 years ago will soon be featured on the … Read More
Kickemuit dam removal will cost $1.6 million
It could cost ratepayers as much as $1.6 million to fund the removal of the Bristol County Water Authority’s old dam just north of … Read More
Researchers track terrapin hatchlings on Nockum Hill
For years people have known that one of the only nesting sites in Rhode Island for diamondback terrapins is at Nockum Hill in … Read More
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Obituaries
Manuel F. Ribeiro, Jr., 95, of Bristol Manuel F. Ribeiro, Jr., 95, of Bristol, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, Bristol. He was the husband of the late Rita (Langlois) Ribeiro. Manuel was born in …
Richard Drew, 87, Riverside Richard Drew, 87, of Riverside, died September 12, 2019. He was the son of the late Charles and Phyllis Drew of Riverside and beloved husband of the late Jane (Cross) Drew. He leaves his daughter, …
Sports
EPHS boys' soccer continues early season unbeaten run EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer squad remained unbeaten through five Division I regular season games after the Townies played visiting Tolman to a 1-1 draw at …
EPHS harriers hope some can qualify for state championship meet EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School cross country teams opened up their 2019 Eastern Division dual meet schedules last week at the Tiverton High 3.1-mile course, the girls winning …
Portsmouth defeats Tiverton, E. Providence in cross-country meet PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Patriots girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams both took two out of three in a dual meet Monday afternoon over the 3.1-mile course at Glen …
Opinion
Letter: Ten good reasons to vote yes for recall To the editor: Best way to handle the Tiverton recall? Educate yourself! Here are 10 good reasons why you should vote and vote yes on the recall: 1. The recall is allowed by Charter for …
Letter: For the record, lawsuit had nothing to do with recall To the editor: There have been a lot of Facebook posts and letters in the opinion pages by TTA members and supporters telling people what my motivations for the recall are. With the exception …
Letter: Don’t be misled — cast your vote on Tiverton recall To the editor: Tiverton Town Councilors Donna Cook and Nancy Driggs have recently written letters  encouraging Tiverton voters to not vote in the upcoming recall on October 10. …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the East Providence Post.
Westport Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the Westport Shorelines.

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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.