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Portsmouth girls take second in relay at East Coast Invitational

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team fared well at the East Coast Invitational held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at the Providence Career & …
EPHS students vie in ‘Poetry Out Loud’ contest for first time
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School English Department held the first of what it plans to be an annual participation … Read More
Bristol Police: Woman flees into woods after trying to buy cell phone
A young woman from New Jersey briefly fled into the woods near a busy commercial intersection after allegedly attempting to buy a new … Read More
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
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Obituaries
David B. Mower, 72, Portsmouth David B. Mower, 72, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Jan. 16, 2020. David was the husband of Joanne (Lindley) Mower. David was born in Lawrence, Mass.  to Robert Mower and Dorothy (Harlow) …
Jessie Wilhelmina Mutty, 86, Portsmouth Jessie Wilhelmina Mutty, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away on January 11, 2020.  She was the widow of Lewis Dow Mutty.  Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Jessie (Wood) …
Sports
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 …
Opinion
Letter: Cutting the cord with fiber optics internet in Portsmouth To the editor: Why? That's usually the first question out of my mouth. The reasons are multiple, but it really comes down to fairness, broken incentives in the private markets, migrating to an …
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 …
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.