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Many are discovering Zoom’s silver lining

Remember the first time … how awkward it was? The cues that guide the rhythm of normal conversation were missing, the lighting and camera angles were unflattering, and that first view of …

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No change in Westport’s school status despite town’s ‘red’ COVID situation
WESTPORT — Interim Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin issued the following bulletin Friday regarding the status of the Westport … Read More
The race is on for the District 71 House seat
With election day less than two weeks away on Nov. 3, the race for a seat at the State House is nearing its end for District 71 … Read More
Déjà vu: District 72 showdown is a rematch of 2018
One of the more intriguing contests for statewide office during the midterm elections in 2018 is getting a rerun this Nov. 3. In … Read More
Horses who help with healing
The sun was shining down brightly, but Rachel’s mind had clouded over as she sat alone in the middle of the Silva Spirit Farm … Read More
Warren school committee hopefuls debate the issues
The four Warren candidates for two seats on the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee "met" for the only time this election cycle, … Read More
Two-woman team plans a 1970s version of ‘Grease’
It may be starting to feel like fall in Bristol, but Sara Slusarski and Alex Brassard of 2W Productions will have residents dreaming … Read More
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Obituaries
Leo J. Paquin, Jr., 94, Tiverton Leo Joseph Paquin, Jr, 94, of Tiverton, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Marie Rose (Grota). He was the son of the late Leo and Edith (Barrow) …
Joyce Pires, 71, Bristol With family by her side, Joyce Lynn (Josephs) Pires, 71, of Bristol, RI passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Hope Health Hospice Center in Providence.  Joyce was the wife of the late …
Doreen L. Jean, 73, Tiverton Doreen L. (Swain) Jean, 73, of Tiverton, wife of Raymond L. Jean, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was a former administrative assistant for Globe Assembly and Fall River Family …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles too strong for Saints, Townies The Barrington High School girls cross country team ran past St. Raphael's Academy 20-42 and East Providence 15-50 in a multi-team meet in Barrington on Saturday. Barrington placed eight girls in …
Barrington boys soccer team remains unbeaten The Barrington High School boys soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie against East Providence on Saturday afternoon, pushing its overall record to 2-0-2. The tie against the Townies followed a 0-0 tie …
EPHS boys’ soccer draw, girls side wins second EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ soccer team returned to Division I league action last weekend, playing Barrington to a 2-2 draw on the road Saturday afternoon, …
Opinion
Facebook joins fight against flu

As COVID continues to plague our state, doctors and public health officials are sounding the alarm about the importance of getting a flu shot this year. But with flu vaccination rates remaining low, …

Letter: The truth remains essential to our democracy

Two weeks ago, you wrote an editorial on a very important point in the guarantee of citizens maintaining their freedoms. Not only the significance to voting, but of “being informed” …

Some property tax late fees could be eliminated in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council at its October 20 meeting gave the first of two necessary approvals, revising an ordinance that would remove late fees on taxpayers in good standing if, in a …

E.P. Council backs plan to finally raze old Riverside school buildings

EAST PROVIDENCE — If everyone’s math was near correct, an eyesore that has been lingering for nearly four decades in the heart of a Riverside neighborhood will soon be addressed after the …

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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.