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Town refuses to release solicitor’s opinion about new assessments policy

During an interview late last week, Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha said the new assessments policy, which has drawn some significant backlash, is “not locked in” for next …
Eleven countries, eighteen languages, one team
“Yī, èr, sān!” “Uno, dos, tres!” “Ek do teen!” “Raz, dva, tri!” “One, two, three!” Listen to the St. … Read More
Truck takes out Westport pole, knocks out power
A tractor trailer truck took out a utility pole near 1119 State Road Tuesday, knocking out power to area businesses and residences for … Read More
Warren volunteers need help with Thanksgiving turkey dinner drive
Volunteers who plan to cook and deliver hundreds of free Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Riverside and … Read More
Two Portsmouth juveniles arrested in separate incidents
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Jose L. … Read More
'Monsters' invade Portsmouth for first show in Kate Grana Auditorium
PORTSMOUTH — In the first production held in the newly renovated Portsmouth High School Kate Grana Auditorium, PHS student … Read More
Portsmouth's Hodges Badge property sold, tenants sought
PORTSMOUTH — A limited liability company (LLC) formed by a group of local investors and developers has purchased the … Read More
East Bay Social
Richard Kenneth Heitzenrater, 80, of Bristol Richard Kenneth Heitzenrater, 80, passed away Nov. 8, 2019, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Martha (Corsi) Heitzenrater, a Bristol native. When theymarried, he embraced the town of Bristol …
Carol Ann Cavalieri, 72, of Bristol Mrs. Carol Ann (Ferreira) Cavalieri, age 72, of Narrows Road, Bristol, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Manor with her husband of 53 years, Domenic Cavalieri, by her side. Born …
Three Barrington cheer teams finish top 5 at regionals It was a strong season for Barrington Pop Warner's cheer program, as three teams finished in the top five of their respective divisions at the New England Regionals. Barrington's JV team led the …
Portsmouth can’t get offense going in Super Bowl showdown PORTSMOUTH — Few people expected the Patriots to defeat powerhouse Hendricken — a private school that can recruit football players from all over Rhode Island — in the Division I Super Bowl Saturday at Cranston Stadium.
EPHS defeats Shea in football playoff consolation game PAWTUCKET — In the consolation round of the Division I football playoffs last week, East Providence High School likely gained a modicum of comfort from offering up one of its better efforts …
Letter: Why hasn’t Bristol answered questions about trash bins? Are the (18,000?) 95-gallon bins already ordered? Does the town already own the 95-gallon bins? Do these bins have our Bristol town logo imprinted on them? If any of the preceding questions …
Some good news and some not so good news With the din of negativity accompanying the impeachment hearings, I thought it would be a good idea to herald something good that was being done right here in our community. The Alan Shaun Feinstein …
Confessions of a Tiverton anti-recaller  To the editor: I have a confession to make. I have agonized for some time about supporting the counter recall. As many of the people who have read my past writings know, I was adamantly opposed to …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 East Providence Post.
Tiverton Legal Notices – Nov. 7, 2019 These Legal Notices were published in the Nov. 7 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.