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Private club agrees to suspend tennis, pickle-ball

Tennis and pickle-ball will no longer be allowed at Rhode Island Country Club, following a request by Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha. The town manager signed an executive order this week …
Bristol Police: Residents report kids playing, groups gathering, all over town
The Bristol Police log saw a noticeable increase in residents calling to report their neighbors or strangers gathering, playing or … Read More
Westport beach parking lots closed
Westport has closed its town beach and public landing parking lots effective Friday, April 3, consistent with the Governor's April 2 … Read More
Limited staffing impacts trash pickup in Barrington
Barrington residents should expect some changes with their trash pickup in the near future. On Wednesday, April 1, Barrington Town … Read More
Cook wins at world Adaptive Surfing Championships
TIVERTON — Going on five years since a large tiger shark took much of his left leg, Tiverton surfer Colin Cook found himself … Read More
Governor talks to kids, reveals Easter Bunny is an ‘essential worker’
Gov. Gina Raimondo debuted a new look, new format and new co-star in her Thursday coronavirus briefing, and she steered the hour-long … Read More
Virus cases continue to rise in RI: April 2 town-by-town numbers
On a day that saw 91 new coronavirus cases in Rhode Island, for a total of 657, cases in East Bay towns continue to rise as well. The … Read More
East Bay Social
Deborah Moniz, formerly of Little Compton Deborah “Debbie” Moniz passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, after battling pancreatic cancer. Debbie was born April 16, 1959, in Fall River, to her parents Laura McCoy and Ronny …
Cecelia A. Brown, 100, formerly of Portsmouth Ms. Cecelia A. "Ginger" Brown, 100, of Middletown, and formerly of Portsmouth, passed away on March 29, 2020, at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. Ginger was born on Sept. 10, 1919, …
COVID-19 crisis stunts start of FOTA brick sale EAST PROVIDENCE — The planned sale of commemorative bricks by the Friends of Townie Athletics booster organization on the grounds of the new East Providence High School has become the latest to …
Committee backs plan for commemorative new EPHS brick sale EAST PROVIDENCE — People wishing to leave a lasting impression on the new East Providence High School project will have an opportunity to do so after the School Committee consented to a request …
High school hoops coaches select East Providence's Pina first-team All-State EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School’s Richard “R.J.” Pina has been chosen by the Rhode Island Basketball Coaches Association as a first-team All-State performer for …
Letter: Through it all, we are watching over Narragansett Bay To the editor: We are in uncharted waters these days. Never in my experience have I seen such a sudden and profoundly challenging change in daily life as we have all witnessed in the past few …
Editorial: Parents deserve rebates for distance learning Parents are integral to the success of Rhode Island’s distance learning programs, and they too should be recognized, and compensated, for their significant contributions. Consider the impact …
Editorial: ‘Distance’ is necessary now in our schools, not forever By all accounts, from the superintendent on down, East Providence’s initial application of the distance learning methods for school students necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis has gone …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – March 19, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 19 Bristol Phoenix.
Tiverton Legal Notices – March 19, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 19 Sakonnet Times.

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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.