Mt. Hope student innovators are ‘Go For Launch’

The first weekend in November, four local high school students, including freshman Shivani Mehta and sophomores Mikayla Hudon, Kristiana Cabral and Aditi Mehta, took one step closer to launching into …
Community room carries on former Portsmouth chief’s legacy

PORTSMOUTH — Six years ago when Thomas Lee took over the reigns of the Police Department, be brought with him a vision, according to his successor, Chief Brian Peters.

New approach to Barrington council meeting minutes

The Barrington Town Council will be recording meeting minutes differently from now on. At the Nov. 4 meeting, council president Michael Carroll said the town clerk, Meredith DeSisto, will be …

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Remembering Lill 10 years later

Eric Chason wants to tell people about his daughter, Lillian. He wants to tell them about how funny she was, and about how smart she was, and about how strong she was. He wants people to know how …

EPHS sports trio sign collegiate letters of intent

EAST PROVIDENCE — A trio of East Providence High School senior student-athletes — Mia Jackson, Yanis Benadouda and Cole Poissant — held a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony in the …

East Providence lands squarely in middle of RIDE assessment pack

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Schools landed squarely in the middle of the pack with a host of other districts in the second overall performance “Report Card” issued by the …

Partners in poultry bring new farming to Coggeshall

With a cold rain drumming on the roof of the 18th-century farmhouse, a celebrated local chef visited Coggeshall Farm this past Tuesday to get up close and personal with the products on his …

Police: Providence man had stolen clothes in his car

A routine traffic stop led to an interesting discovery for Barrington police on Wednesday, Nov. 6. An officer was on routine patrol at about 2 a.m. when he spotted a vehicle swerving. The officer …

Good news, bad news for Bristol Warren in state assessments

The good news is that many Bristol Warren elementary students are performing well. “The students at Rockwell [Elementary School], in particular are performing well, evidenced by the number one …
Wendy MacKenzie Allen, 67, of Bristol

On Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, Wendy MacKenzie Allen, loving daughter, sister and mother of Thomas and Caitlin, passed away peacefully at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer. Wendy was born on …

Leonard S. Chace III, 90, Tiverton

Yvette Vollaro, 87, of Barrington

Patricia Lynn Manchester, 62, of Bristol

Catherine LaFazia, 83, of Bristol

Karen Ann Almeida, 66

Dennis Robert Souza-Lamora, 50, of Bristol

Richard “Rit” Andrade, Sr., 59

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Camping Grounds to host going-out-of-business sale

Westport Camping Grounds, now closed and soon to be acquired by the Town of Westport, announces an "everything must go" going-out-of-business estate sale. The public is invited one day only, this …

It's Halloween on the farm

Westport River Center ribbon cutting/open house is October 19

This month's Bosworth Lecture: Reading to become wiser and more civically engaged

Saturday's East Bay / Bike Way / Art Day will be the first community art day of its kind

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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.