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Beaches, parks to close; R.I. sees ‘serious jump’ in hospitalizations

Rhode Island continues to move rapidly up the curve, and the state’s public beaches and parks are being ordered closed in the latest step to curb the spread of COVID-19. Eighty-six new …
Barrington schools dive into distance learning
The first day of distance learning in Barrington was not perfect. But for Hampden Meadows School teacher Mark Whittaker, that was … Read More
Town-by-town virus numbers; Little Compton sees first case(s)
On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced the biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases yet (114), but increases were … Read More
Warren police logs: Officers check out possible toilet paper price gouging
Monday, March 23 A Harris Avenue woman called police after finding several dead opossums in her back yard. A caller reported … Read More
Raimondo announces distance learning to continue through April
At her daily press briefing on Monday, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that the number of cases of Covid-19 in Rhode Island has increased … Read More
Stringfellow eagerly embraces EPHS football opportunity
EAST PROVIDENCE — There’s likely no better moment and certainly no better place for Jon Stringfellow to return to coaching than do … Read More
Portsmouth Food Bank to open for distribution Tuesday
PORTSMOUTH — The newly established Portsmouth Food Bank will be open for food distribution on Tuesday, March 31. Read More
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As a service to the community, East Bay Media Group is maintaining a list of local businesses, restaurants and merchants that remain open for business. The list is being compiled through our own …

Obituaries
Alice E. Macomber, 91, Westport Alice E. (Davoll) Macomber, 91, of Westport, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. She was the wife of Carlton D. "Cukie" Macomber, Jr. Mrs. Macomber was …
Louise M. Fortin, 95, Warren Louise M. (Quartaro) Fortin, 95, of Warren, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol.She was the wife of the late Henry Fortin. Louise was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph …
Sports
From Barrington to Syracuse to Providence The big news in local college basketball ever since games were halted for precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 virus is that former St. Andrew’s School great Brycen Goodine has …
Barrington resident reaches 1,000-point milestone Barrington resident Ainsley Burns capped an impressive four-year career with the Colby College women's basketball team by reaching the 1,000-point mark. Ainsley hit the basketball milestone during …
EPHS selects Stringfellow as new head football coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued Tuesday, March 24, through the District Athletic Department, Jon Stringfellow has been named as the next head football coach at EPHS. He replaces Jay …
Opinion
Letter: Sanctuaries, refuges shouldn’t be open to hunting To the editor: In these turbulent times, we are all seeking refuge in a variety of ways. A favorite for myself and my family, is wherever nature is untouched. I was recently shocked to learn that …
Letter: Writer was biased and misinformed To the editor: I am writing in response to the article by Dennis Tabella, director, Defenders of Animals, Inc. What a bunch of bull. He is biased and not properly informed. Hunting is a …
Letter: Donna Amaral — without doubt worthy candidate for Westport BOH To the editor: We would like to endorse Donna Amaral RN for Westport Board of Health. We have been involved in politics for many years in Westport and seen some excellent candidates get …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 East Providence Post.

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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.