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Bristol Police camp strives to build a community of leaders

They tested their wits while investigating a crime scene, pushed their boundaries while climbing their way through a ropes course. With every passing day, they challenged both their minds and their …
‘Courageous Kids’ return to the Bristol Town Common
Born of local concern over unhealthy activities on the Town Common, the Courageous Kids program’s sophomore year was a … Read More
Historic Odd Fellows Hall in East Providence could finally be ready for redevelopment
EAST PROVIDENCE — The dilapidated Odd Fellows Hall at the heart of what aspires to be East Providence’s Arts center at … Read More
Police news briefs: Teen wants to go sky-diving, motorist falls asleep
• Monday, Aug. 12: Two Barrington residents and their teenage daughter spoke with police about a family matter. The 18-year-old … Read More
New university president takes the helm at Roger Williams
Monday was just his first day on the job, but as he walked around campus, Ioannis Miaoulis, the 11th president of Roger Williams … Read More
Westport dance studio wins preliminary approval
But planners say vote hinges on keeping traffic off Pleasant Street By Bruce Burdett A diminished Planning Board (three members … Read More
Books salutes Acoaxet Club on its hundredth birthday
1919 was a busy year in Westport. As well as the town’s American Legion being formed and the James Morris Post #145 post created … Read More
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Obituaries
Jenna Brienne Cattell Willey, 33, of North Kingstown and Newport We lost our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend Jenna Brienne Cattell Willey, 33, of North Kingstown and Newport, RI on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.  From the very moment she arrived, she …
JoAnn Collins, 66, of Bristol JoAnn (Proto) Collins, 66, of Kickemuit Avenue passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor. She was the wife of Charles E. Collins III. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the …
Sports
Barrington All-Stars return home today The Barrington U12 All-Star baseball team will return home today, Wednesday, Aug. 21. The local team, which won the District II, State and Regional tournaments, was eliminated from the Little …
Barrington All-Stars play tonight on ESPN The Barrington U12 All-Star team will play against New Jersey in a must-win game in the Little League World Series tonight, Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on …
Final Common Fence Point 5 Miler in Portsmouth called ‘bittersweet’ PORTSMOUTH — The Common Fence Point 5 Miler went out with a bang. The 16th and last running of the annual race, a benefit for the Portsmouth High School Music Boosters, came to an official close Sunday morning in festive fashion.
Opinion
Editorial: Stop the guns, slow down the massacres There are myriad ways to explain the epidemic of mass executions in this country. There’s a growing mental health crisis, with overworked advocates, providers and social workers struggling to …
Letter: Tiverton politics — ‘Always angry’ gets us nowhere To the editor: The news of a “recall effort aimed at town council Chairman Rob Counter and Vice Chairman Justin Katz” is an embarrassment to the town of Tiverton, a wasted use of money and …
Letter: New assessment policy will impact real estate in Barrington To the editor: We are writing as concerned citizens and the people on the front lines of the real estate market in Barrington. We sell property in our beloved town and serve as the gateway for …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Aug. 22,  2019.
Legal Notices – Sakonnet Times – Aug. 22, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sakonnet Times on Aug. 21,  2019.
Barrington Legal Notices – Aug. 21, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Barrington Times on Aug. 21,  2019.

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Jim McGaw

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.