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Barrington writer brings 'Old Man' to life

Peter Johnson is sitting inside the Coffee Depot in Warren, and in front of him are two books.  One is titled "Old Man Howling at the Moon." The other is titled "A Cast-iron Aeroplane That …
Tiverton Police Report: Gun arrest, four men fighting 
Monday, Feb. 10 Silvio German, 56, of New Bedford, was arrested on a charge of vandalism at the Tiverton Casino at 1:28 … Read More
E.P. Council formally approves expanded business hours ordinance
EAST PROVIDENCE — A larger pool of businesses will in fact have the opportunity to petition the council to remain open in the … Read More
Barrington students will perform Junie B. Jones
Students at Primrose Hill School will perform Junie B. Jones The Musical, Jr. this weekend. Junie B. Jones The Musical, Jr. tells a … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles win, improve to 14-2
The Barrington High School boys basketball team improved to 14-2 in the division after defeating Tiverton 76-58 on Wednesday, Feb. 12, … Read More
Bristol yacht club is back in business after fire
When an Oct. 21, 2018, fire nearly destroyed the Bristol Yacht Club clubhouse, members and leadership were faced with a major … Read More
Portsmouth Police busy with DWI, suspended license charges
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent highlights from the Portsmouth Police report: Tuesday, Feb. 11 Herick Agosto-Rodriguez, 33, … Read More
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Obituaries
Martha C. Wood, 74, Tiverton Martha C. (Wordell) Wood, 74, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Margaret …
Anne Rogers Hawes, Westport Anne Rogers Hawes of Westport passed away peacefully on February 13, 2020, surrounded by her “family” of caregivers and her children. She finished her watch at 4 a.m., and set sail …
Sports
Townies rise up boys’ hoops regular season ranks EAST PROVIDENCE — The playoff-bound East Providence High School boys’ basketball team began the penultimate week of its 2019-20 regular season with another last-second victory in as many …
BHS girls finish second at state meet, boys are 12th The Barrington High School girls track team powered to a second place finish at the state championship meet in Providence on Saturday. Julia Howarth celebrated a strong meet — the senior …
Skating for a cause in Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — Aquidneck Island athletes took to the ice for a good cause recently when Portsmouth High School and the Rogers/Middletown-Rocky Hill Co-op team participated in the second annual …
Opinion
Erika Sanzi: Protect Students Now Rhode Island is one of very few states where a teacher can legally have sex with their students. I was hopeful that 2019 was going to be the year that our legislature would do the easy and obviously …
Letter: Scouts in Barrington will continue to do good work To the editor: The good turns that are regularly performed by Boy Scouts in Barrington and across the country will continue despite the national council's filing for bankruptcy. The concept of …
Editorial: Private voices can still shape public policy The closure of one lane over the Silver Creek Bridge will impact everyone in Bristol. Trips north will be more frustrating than ever. A quick run to the grocery store will take longer than ever. And …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 29, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 29 Bristol Phoenix.
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 23, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 23 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.