Rumstick update: Gordon claims he was assaulted by neighbor

Dr. Richard Gordon, newly accused of a hate crime, offered a statement through his attorney on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 11, saying he was the victim of an assault. According to the statement, Dr. …
Little Compton Police: Rescuers help pull blue shark off the rocks

Rescuers responded to help a blue shark caught in the rocks off the Little Compton shore, according to Little Compton police reports from Aug. 3 to 8. See the police log below. Monday, Aug. …

BLM organizer: Not surprised by racism in wealthy Barrington neighborhood (video)

Mark Fisher, of Black Lives Matter Rhode Island, spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon, not far from the location of an ugly racially-infused property dispute between Rumstick Point neighbors last …

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Raimondo expected to delay opening of school

Gov. Gina Raimondo is likely to delay the opening of the school year by several weeks, when she holds a news conference scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12. In an interview conducted with WJAR 10 …

AG adds 'Hate Crime' to Barrington racism case

On Tuesday morning, the Rhode Island Attorney General filed a “Notice of Sentencing Enhancement Pursuant to the Rhode Island Hate Crimes Sentencing Act” in the matter of State of Rhode …
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Post 10 Juniors near end of baseball regular season, eye high playoff seed

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division entry into the Rhode Island 19-20 Elite Baseball League entered its regular season finale with a 10-2-1 record and with at least second …
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Effort continues to improve Ten Mile River fish ladder at Hunts Mills

EAST PROVIDENCE — The United States Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with state and local officials as well as area non-profits, recently continued its long-running effort to assist …
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State floats ‘road diet’ for East Main Road, Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A state transportation proposal to reduce East Main Road from four lanes to three will be presented to the Town Council Tuesday night, Aug. 11. According to the R.I. …
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Agawam grass court tennis tourney has its share of triumph, tragedy

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Second Annual New England Grass Court Open held over the weekend, August 7-9 at the Agawam Hunt Club, had its expected share of triumph, crowning champions in singles and …
Obituaries
Duncan E. Hall, Seekonk

Duncan E. Hall, 89, of Seekonk, died peacefully on August 7, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of Gladys E. (Vermette) Hall for 64 wonderful years. Born in Seekonk, he was the …

Dolores L. Carreiro, 97, formerly of Tiverton

Thelma L. Wheelock, 98, Westport

Robert S. Ferrara, 82, of Bristol

Clifford Soderlund, 83, East Providence

Maria Fatima Medina, 84, of Bristol

Teotonio Santos Fernandes, 75, of Bristol

Robert A. Dyer III, 64, formerly of Little Compton

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Sports
Polishing up Pierce: E.P. athletic complex receives much-needed renovations

EAST PROVIDENCE — As social gathering limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been loosened a bit in recent weeks, more and more residents as well as visitors to the city are getting a …

Post 10 Juniors win their last three Elite Baseball League outings

RIIL delays start of most fall high school sports

Barrington officials tap field fund for other projects

Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American

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Audubon this week

Here's what's happening at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium this week. All events will be held at the center at 1401 Hope St., Bristol; for registration and safety information visit …

Weaver Library Farmers’ Market opens for seventh season

In Portsmouth: Building the leaders of today — and tomorrow

Eli’s, young chef team up for RI Food Bank cooking challenge

With no fireworks, a low-key Fourth in Portsmouth

Opinion
Letter: Overtime increase as Town Hall battle zone returns

To the editor:It was a great moment when the Town Council came to agreement on the current contract with Tiverton's firefighters in April 2019.The negotiations had been a challenge because each …

Even for a small child, VJ Day memories linger

Letter: Trump has driven our country into a ditch

Letter: Town shouldn’t have raised taxes during pandemic

Arlene Violet: White House, GOP Senate disgrace themselves

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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.