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Barrington resident experiences strange encounter

A Barrington resident called police after a man tried to enter his home at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Ida Court resident told police he heard a screen door open, and when he went to …
RIDOT expects to open Interstate 195 ramp at Gano Street
EAST PROVIDENCE — Prodded for comment after a recent outcry from area residents and business owners, the Rhode Island Department of … Read More
Residents pepper school board with start time questions
Has the change in school start times been a success, a failure or something in between? That's just one of the questions residents … Read More
Tiverton police investigating ugly high school soccer brawl
Tiverton police are investigating an ugly brawl at a Tiverton/Providence Country Day soccer game Tuesday evening, during which a … Read More
East Providence Council passes slightly reduced Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council ended its deliberations on East Providence’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget at final public hearing … Read More
Crowd turns out for Barrington's Day of Caring
The second annual Barrington Day of Caring was held on Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day). Volunteers worked on a variety of projects … Read More
Police: Barrington man charged, vandalizes jail cell
Barrington Police charged Dustin W. Pennington, 39, of 5 Greenville Drive, with domestic-disorderly conduct, … Read More
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Obituaries
Buddy (Edward) E. McHale, Jr., 57, of Bristol It is with profound sadness and heartache that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Buddy, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, who lived an extraordinary life, and experienced and accomplished …
Marilyn G. Carr, 78, formerly of Tiverton Marilyn G. Carr, 78, of Clayton Drive in West Springfield, Mass., formerly of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday evening, October 12, 2019, at Holyoke Hospital with her loving family at her side. Marilyn or ‘‘The …
Sports
Eagles top Friars in non-league soccer game The Barrington High School boys soccer team defeated St. Anthony's 1-0 in a non-league soccer game at Victory Field on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14. The Eagles' Alex Soares chipped a shot over the …
Townies trounce Thunderbolts in Division I football CRANSTON — The East Providence High School football team got a win it needed to have as the Townies chase a spot in the upcoming Division I playoffs after the locals blew out host Cranston East, …
Westport volleyball beats Holbrook 3-2, needs one more win to clinch tournament berth In their biggest comeback of the season, the Westport girls volleyball team won three straight sets after being down 0-2, to beat Holbrook, 3-2 (20-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-12) in a home grudge …
Opinion
Letter: Stone Harbour boardwalk burden is not fair to residents My husband, Bob, and I bought our condo at Stone Harbour five years ago. We have been living in Albany for the past 20-plus years, but knew we wanted to spend as much time as we could in Bristol and …
Letter: Despite what you say, Bristol trash plan doesn’t seem fair The editorial and article on the new trash plan in Bristol brought up many questions and offered no answers. It was stated that if some of America’s large cities and East Providence can …
Letter: Climate change — the cost of inaction To the editor: The Climate Change Conversation sponsored by the Little Compton Garden Club (Friday, Oct 4, at the Little Compton Community Center) was well attended by people who love Little …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Bristol Phoenix on Oct. 3, 2019.
East Providence Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the East Providence Post on Sept. 26, 2019.
Little Compton Legal Notices – Oct. 3, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Oct. 3 edition of the Sakonnet Times.

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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.