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Lobsterman dies after going overboard from Tiverton-based boat

Tiverton Police report that a lobsterman on the Tiverton-based offshore lobster boat Sakonnet Lobster II went overboard and died early Monday. The victim has been identified as Joseph Zinno, 26, …
Eagles top Friars in non-league soccer game
The Barrington High School boys soccer team defeated St. Anthony's 1-0 in a non-league soccer game at Victory Field on Sunday … Read More
Meet Barrington's new SRO
He was a Townie, but now he wears the blue and gold of Barrington High School. Barrington Police Officer Dave Wyrostek grew up in … Read More
East Providence Police arrest city man for vacation fraud scheme
EAST PROVIDENCE — A city man has been detained for his role in a scheme to defraud vacationers. The East Providence Police … Read More
East Providence Council opts against holding special budget hearing
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council late last week opted not to hold a separate, special public hearing on proposed changes to the … Read More
Council says yes to new Barrington Hall of Fame
The town manager pitched his idea for creating a Barrington Heritage Hall of Fame at the town council meeting earlier this month. And … Read More
Plaque placed at East Providence City Hall memorializing fallen public servants
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence held a dedication ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10, memorializing the seven … Read More
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Obituaries
Maria “Gloria” Coughlin, 81 Maria “Gloria” Coughlin, 81, passed away with her children by her side on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.Gloria was the daughter of the late Theodore and Priscilla Alves. For many years …
William Michael Frame, 55, of Lewisburg, Pa. William Michael Frame, 55, of Lewisburg, Pa., entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center. Born on Oct. 18, 1963 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Marcia (Colby) Truslow …
Sports
Townies trounce Thunderbolts in Division I football CRANSTON — The East Providence High School football team got a win it needed to have as the Townies chase a spot in the upcoming Division I playoffs after the locals blew out host Cranston East, …
Westport volleyball beats Holbrook 3-2, needs one more win to clinch tournament berth In their biggest comeback of the season, the Westport girls volleyball team won three straight sets after being down 0-2, to beat Holbrook, 3-2 (20-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-12) in a home grudge …
Patriots beat Falcons 14-6, remain undefeated in league play Portsmouth quarterback Ben Hurd scored two touchdowns as the Patriots beat Cranston West, 14-6, in the team's home opener on Friday evening. The Patriots are now 4-0 in Division I-B. Hurd scored …
Opinion
Letter: Climate change — the cost of inaction To the editor: The Climate Change Conversation sponsored by the Little Compton Garden Club (Friday, Oct 4, at the Little Compton Community Center) was well attended by people who love Little …
Letter: Recall a resounding victory, but town should beware To the editor: The Tiverton recall vote is now history and Mr. Coulter and Mr. Katz have been resoundingly removed from office. The voters, whom they had been actively advising to …
Letter: With gratitude and determination, we'll continue to advocate for you To the editor, The result of the recall election says more about our opposition and the times we're living in than about us or our supporters. A small group of activists were willing to lie …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Oct. 3, 2019.
East Providence Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the East Providence Post on Sept. 26, 2019.
Little Compton Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 3 edition of the 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.