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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 Weymouth spoke about the topic during the council's Sept. 9 …
Polo finds a home in Bristol
The “sport of kings” has come to Bristol, and organizers hope it’s here to stay. If you’ve ever passed … Read More
Police charge Tiverton woman with Fentanyl trafficking
TIVERTON — As a result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation, members of the Bristol County (Mass.) District Attorney’s Office … Read More
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 … Read More
Pen pals became ‘sisters separated by an ocean’
She was standing alone in the streets of Paris, more than 3,000 miles from her Bristol home. Except Tammy Medeiros was not really … Read More
Warren to honor police and rescue squad after recent calls
Some of Warren’s finest and bravest will be honored next month for their life-saving actions in several recent emergencies. At … Read More
Past and present council members trade jabs at meeting
A brief but heated exchange took place between the current town council president and a former town council member at the meeting on … Read More
East Bay Social
Manuel Pereira Aguiar, 94, of Bristol Manuel Pereira Aguiar, 94, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 6, 2019. Born in Castelo Branco, Faial, Azores, he was the son of the late Manuel and Laura (DeFreitas) Aguiar.  He was …
Michael David McDonald, 37, of Florida and Bristol Michael David McDonald, 37, born on Dec. 16, 1981, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2019. He leaves behind his mother, Lynne McDonald Rebelo and her husband, Vasco Rebello, and father, John …
Gallery: East Providence, Barrington boys' soccer BARRINGTON — The East Providence High School and host Barrington boys' soccer teams played to a 1-1 draw in a Division I contest Tuesday night, Sept. 10, at the Eagles' Victory Field. Josh …
BHS Sports Roundup: Girls soccer team wins twice to open season The Barrington High School girls soccer team is 2-0 after opening the season with a pair of wins.  Four separate Eagles scored goals in Barrington's 4-1 season-opening win over Burrillville …
Bayside FC, PCD plan new turf sports field in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The Bayside FC youth soccer organization, which saw its agreement to operate an artificial turf field with the East Providence School District end upon the construction of a new high …
Letter: Animal rules don’t violate Constitution, Right to Farm To the editor: I attended the September 10 Westport Board of Health public hearing concerning the keeping of farm animals. I did so because I am concerned as a Westport resident both about …
Larger lessons in the story of Antonio Brown Until last week, I had never heard of Antonio Brown. Then, out of nowhere, his name was everywhere I turned. My family—3 sons and a husband—watches a good amount of football but I would …
Editorial: The schools need help, or field trips will be forgotten Families cannot be asked to pay for field trips, and because of that, thousands of students will be denied enriching experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Hyperbole? Unfortunately, …
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.