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Medical marijuana site wins Westport planners’ approval

WESTPORT — After several lengthy hearings, the Planning Board voted its unanimous approval on May 20 for Westport’s first medical marijuana facility. Coastal Healing, at 248 State …
E.P. Arts Council changes tact, takes ‘The Looff’ fest on tour
EAST PROVIDENCE — “The Looff on Tour” is the East Providence Arts Council’s answer to COVID-19 restrictions on … Read More
CRMC approves plan for new dock at Police Cove
The town has moved one step closer to constructing a new transient dock at Police Cove. On Tuesday night, May 26, the town's plan … Read More
Gallery: 2020 East Providence Memorial Day Parade
EAST PROVIDENCE — American Legion Riverside Post 10, working in conjunction with the city, was able to hold its annual Memorial … Read More
Police: Lemonade stand damages passing car
File this one under "strange but true." A car turning onto New Meadow Road from County Road on Tuesday, May 19, was struck by a … Read More
Barrington doctor honored for his work in geriatrics
Years of working in geriatrics offered Dr. John Murphy a glimpse of what was to come. The president of Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro … Read More
Portsmouth’s Ashley Adamson named 2021 R.I. Teacher of Year
PORTSMOUTH — Since school is being taught remotely due to COVID-19, surprising Ashley Adamson with the news that she had been … Read More
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Obituaries
Joan M. O’Connell, 88, Barrington Joan M. (Thibert) O’Connell, 88, formerly of Tanglewood Drive, Barrington died peacefully on May 21, 2020 at the Hallworth House, Providence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of …
Nancy L. Handshaw, 72, Riverside Nancy L. (Christey) Handshaw, 72, of Holland Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on May 15, 2020 at Eastgate Nursing Home, East Providence. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Handshaw.Born in …
Sports
Barrington fifth-graders celebrate strong season Team Gold — a BYBA grade 5 basketball team — was poised for a title run before the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancelation of the league playoffs. Prior to the abrupt ending to the …
Barrington celebrates its spring sports student-athletes What could have been. More than 70 Barrington High School senior student-athletes have been left wondering if this was the year for a division title, for an all-class selection, or maybe even a …
Hockey Hall of Fame, Reds Heritage Society announce postponements LINCOLN — The Rhode Island Hockey Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society have jointly announced the postponements of their annual enshrinement and reunion events for 2020 due …
Opinion
Letter: Reaction to bike path location is perplexing To the editor: There was a recent Tiverton Town Council meeting which included a "public" hearing regarding the Mount Hope Bay Greenway, which is a proposed walk/bike, off-the-road pathway. This …
Letter: Options exist for an altered FTM in Barrington To the editor: How different will the Financial Town Meeting look this year? Taxpayers always get the final say on our town’s annual appropriations and tax rate. The Financial Town …
Letter: Donna Amaral, a proven professional for Westport Board of Health To the editor: "Among the decisions we face in the upcoming election is the composition of Westport’s Board of Health.  I believe that now, more than ever, we need a health care …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – May 7, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on May 7, 2020.
Warren Legal Notices – May 6, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Warren Times-Gazette on May 6, 2020.

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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.