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Worcester men nabbed with undersized striped bass

The smell of fish led to a disturbing find during a traffic stop in Barrington early Friday morning, Sept. 13. The local police officer had ordered the vehicle over to the side of County Road at …
Porchfest brings crowd to historic Bristol neighborhood
The charm and quaintness of lower High Street and vicinity served as the perfect backdrop for the second annual PorchFest this past … Read More
Portsmouth's Tyler Fleig named to All-Academic Sailing Team
PORTSMOUTH — Tyler Fleig of Portsmouth, a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, was recently named to the 2018-19 All-Academic Sailing … Read More
Portsmouth, Newtown girls play 7th annual ‘friendship game’
PORTSMOUTH — For the seventh straight year, members of the Portsmouth and Newtown High schools girls’ soccer teams exchanged hugs … Read More
Portsmouth sets pro-rated fees for transfer station
PORTSMOUTH — Beginning Oct. 1, transfer station fees will be pro-rated for the remainder of the year, the town has announced. As … Read More
Barrington Town Council may legislate rental properties
The Barrington Town Council will take a closer look at AirBnBs and other short-term rental properties in town. Council member Kate … Read More
Barrington school officials shift sports schedules
The Barrington High School football team will take the field on Friday for its first regular season game. But instead of playing under … Read More
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Obituaries
John Souza, 65, Riverside John J. Souza, 65, of Riverside, and formerly of Warren, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Dorianne “Dodie” (Ferrara) …
Richard Drew, 87, Riverside Richard Drew, 87, of Riverside, RI died Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. He was the son of the late Charles and Phyllis Drew of Riverside and beloved husband of the late Jane (Cross) Drew. He leaves his …
Sports
Registration now open for open space 5K in Portsmouth PORTSMOUTH — Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has opened registration for the 12th annual 5K Race for Open Space, to be held Saturday, Nov. 2. The race follows a loop course along the scenic …
East Providence edges Mt. Hope in non-league football opener EAST PROVIDENCE — Juan Diaz scored three of the five East Providence High School football touchdowns, including two 20-plus yard rumbles in the third quarter to put the locals ahead for good as the …
Gallery: East Providence routs rival Johnston in girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team thumped newfound rival Johnston, 8-1, in a Division II contest on a chilly late summer afternoon Thursday, Sept. 12, at Pierce …
Opinion
Letter: ‘Opt in’ to receive e-mails about town meetings, news To the editor: You may not be aware that the town's website provides an easy “e-mail opt-in” mechanism to notify residents when Town Council, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Review …
Road solutions should be comprehensive, not political To the editor: At the Sept. 9, 2019 Portsmouth Town council meeting, Councilor Abbott put forth a “Resolution requesting the State of Rhode Island conduct a safety review of East Main Road …
Letter: East Main Road safety requires community action To the editor: I applaud the Portsmouth Town Council for requesting a safety study of East Main Road. Rather than asking too much, as some suggest, I would argue that Portsmouth and Middletown …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the East Providence Post.
Westport Legal Notices – Sept. 12, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Sept. 12 edition of the Westport Shorelines.

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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.