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Police: Large trail of debris spotted in Barrington River

Barrington Police deployed a drone to conduct an aerial survey of the Barrington River and Hundred Acre Cove after someone noticed a large trail of debris in the water on Tuesday, March …
Portsmouth Police: Driver had multiple bags of crack cocaine
PORTSMOUTH — A 44-year-old Fall River man was arrested on drug charges last week after a large quantity of suspected crack cocaine … Read More
East Providence boys' tennis team eyes same results in different league
EAST PROVIDENCE — A year ago this month, the East Providence High School boys’ tennis team was coming off a two-win campaign and … Read More
Huskies' standouts honored at awards night
Mt. Hope standouts: Brock Pacheco, Jessica Deal, Elsa White, Thea Jackson and Abby Razzino were among Mt. Hope High School student … Read More
Police: Barrington High School lockdown was part of 'swatting' incident
Barrington High School was locked down on Monday morning, March 27, after officials received a call stating that there was a shooter … Read More
They help others in need — can you help them?
Tap-In, the non-profit that has been helping East Bay residents in need for more than three decades, is looking for a little … Read More
Adamsville welcomes new fitness studio
For those looking for a place to give their long-lost New Year’s resolutions a kick in the tail feathers, a new fitness studio … Read More
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'Dancing at the Forty Steps' (an Irish celebration) is Sunday in Newport

All are welcome to join in the fun for “Dancing at the Forty Steps,” the flagship event of the 46th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month. The free, outdoor event is held Sunday, …

Fall River Restaurant Week – 10 days, 21 restaurants

Fall River Restaurant Week starts this Friday, March 24, and offers 10 days of delicious deals for diners. Spearheaded by Viva Fall River in conjunction with the City of Fall River, this year’s …

Irish tea, Irish step and an Irish tale at Linden Place

Linden Place hosts an afternoon of Irish tea, Irish step and an Irish tale, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, in the ballroom. Dr. Scott Molloy, award-winning writer of “Irish Titan, …
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Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: Fords, boilers, infant formula and more

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Hatsue DeSouza On March 11, 2023, our dear Cookie departed this world just nine days shy of her 102nd birthday.   Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Hatsue grew up on a rural farm, one of six children. Not taking to
Barry Folger Barry E. Folger 62 of Tiverton,RI passed away on March 26th. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of Mildred (Vaz) Folger and the late Robert Folger. He had worked as a Mechanic in the automotive
Russell Goss It is with sadness that we announce the March 16, 2023 passing of Russell E. Goss, age 75, of Brewster, MA, formally of Barrington RI. Russ was born on Nov 21, 1947 in Providence RI to the late Mild
Unified bowling celebrates a strikingly fun season The Bristol Warren Huskies Unified Bowling team recently concluded their 2023 season with a state championship tournament, held in Johnston on March 18.
A loss is less important than the memories made on the court The Mt. Hope unified basketball team may have fallen to Rogers 52-46 in their first game of the season on Thursday, but that’s not really the point, according to Huskies head coach Tom …
A super display of musical talent The Kickemuit Middle School sixth, seventh and eight grade bands and the Mt. Hope High School Marching Band and Concert and Symphonic Bands performed during the Bristol Warren Regional School …
Waves youth team swims to best season in ages, readies for nationals EAST PROVIDENCE — The Boys & Girls Club of East Providence’s “Tidal Waves” youth swim team recently completed its best regular season in at least the last decade and …
Letter: What role do we play in gender dysphoria?

To the editor: I have been following the discussion initiated by Aaron Ley’s spirited defense of drag shows at the Town Council meeting several weeks ago. I was interested because I had just …

Letter: DEI - Why the opposition?

To the editor: DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Why would anyone oppose such things?  To begin, what do these words mean? According to Webster: 1) Diversity - the condition of …

Letter: A story about Aidan Graham

To the editor: I want to share my story about Aidan Graham, who played a pivotal role in bringing joy to our community during challenging times.Five years ago, Aidan's retail space, located at the …

Letter: We must stop climate change today

To the editor: Climate change has caused the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the hurricane in Florida, the tornadoes in Kentucky, the drought in California, and so much more. Climate change has …

Letter: Town’s plan would be bad for our neighborhood

To the editor: I’m the 4th generation of my family to live in the Watson Avenue neighborhood, watching the construction of the Monastery from my bedroom window many years ago. Over the years …

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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.