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Gen. Baccus submits R.I. Veterans' Home resignation

Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus, administrator of the Rhode Island Veterans' Home for the past 11 years, has submitted his resignation, to be effective in 60 days. Gen. Baccus, a Bristol resident, was at the …
BHS athletes perform well at track meets
A number of Barrington boys recorded stellar times at the World Trophies Invitational tournament in Providence on Saturday, Jan. … Read More
America’s pastime alive and well in Bristol
With an expanded board and a new leader at the helm, Bristol’s King Philip Little League is looking to buck national trends and … Read More
New Irish Veterans chapter honors First Sgt. McKenna
The legacy of local war hero 1SG P. Andrew McKenna lives on with the recent establishment of the 1SG P. Andrew McKenna Irish Vets … Read More
Barrington GOP asks: Should town ban panhandling?
On Tuesday, Jan. 14, residents and passersby noticed a person panhandling near the intersection of Rumstick Road and County. The … Read More
Resident hollers at Hampden Meadows School student
Barrington police responded to a Hampden Meadows residence after the homeowner was accused of yelling at a 9-year-old girl who cut … Read More
Bat from Portsmouth tests positive for rabies
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting the public that a brown bat found in the Common Fence Point … Read More
East Bay Social
Daniel Teixeira, 87, Westport Daniel Teixeira, 87, of Westport, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  He was the husband of Doris J. (French) Mathews. Born in New …
Phyllis Hunt, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington Phyllis Hunt, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed peacefully on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving children. Born May 25, 1932 to Carl Alfred Himberg and Emma …
Eagles crush Huskies in Medeiros Cup game The Barrington High School boys hockey team celebrated an 8-1 victory over Mt. Hope in the annual JP Medeiros Memorial Cup game at Portsmouth Abbey rink on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Huskies actually …
Riverside sweeps Martin in middle school hoops outings EAST PROVIDENCE — It was a double dip of hoops action between the city’s middle school teams earlier this week as the four Martin and Riverside basketball squads met each other Tuesday …
Wildcats offense erupts in back to back wins Westport hoopsters blow out Atlantic Charter school, 66-50 Look to begin league play this week Photos and story by Richard W Dionne Jr The Westport basketball team erupted for 24 fourth …
Editorial: State priorities should be schools and jobs Welcome to January, the season of rebirth, when all hope springs eternal … Something seem amiss? It is. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State address was easy to cheer. She spoke …
Letter: Calendar shows Barrington's arrogance, ignorance To the editor: I just got my Town of Barrington calendar and on the first page for Monday, Jan. 20 is the only abbreviated holiday, "MLK Day" instead of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day". How rude and …
Letter: Schools should present both sides of a controversial issue Having read the series of letters from the Kickemuit Middle School students published Jan.2, 2020, in the Bristol Phoenix, I was pleased  to read Michael Byrnes’ Jan. 9 follow-up letter to …
Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 East Providence Post.
Bristol Legal Notices – Jan. 2, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the Jan. 2 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.