Warren gateway project cost currently at $9 million

A public/private effort to transform the old National Grid property in the shadow of the Warren River Bridge into a gateway center with a public area, riverwalk and shops/eateries could be ready for …
Citizens group seeks legal appeal of Portsmouth solar ordinance

PORTSMOUTH — A citizens group that protested the recent passage of a new solar ordinance with no success is now turning to the legal system in an attempt to find relief. Portsmouth …

Bristol Police: Quiet week with no arrests, but a few erratic drivers

Bristol Police had no arrests from Jan. 4 to 10, though they responded to the usual array of neighbort complaints and reckless drivers.  Monday, Jan. 4 A resident on Kickemuit Avenue …

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Democratic Town Committee returns top three officers to their posts

The Bristol Democratic Town Committee held its biennial reorganizational meeting and election of officers on Monday, Jan. 11. Three officers retained positions first assumed two years ago: Erich …

Barrington Town Manager: Take a minute to get tested

Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is recommending residents make time to get tested for Covid-19. The Rhode Island National Guard and the Rhode Island Department of Health are co-sponsoring the …

Barrington's old fire truck finds a new home

The Barrington Fire Department’s old ladder truck may be gone, but it is not forgotten. In fact, during the recent council meeting, the truck became the subject of a brief discussion. Early …

Health officials: More than 51,000 Rhode Islanders at least partially inoculated

More than 51,000 Rhode Islanders had been at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus by Friday morning, according to state Department of Health officials, with 9,243 of them fully …
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Portsmouth Senior Center: 'Don't quit on us'

PORTSMOUTH — On July 1, will local senior citizens have a place to play pool, get some exercise through line dancing or yoga, receive free tax help, pick up a box lunch, or get together …

Safe roads earn Barrington a special distinction

Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha shared some good news during Monday night’s council meeting: In 60 years, Barrington has not had a single pedestrian fatality. That record runs in stark …
Lorraine Bradt Dennis, 99, Portsmouth

Lorraine Bradt Dennis, 99, professor emeritus at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., died Sunday, Jan. 10, at her assisted-living-facility home in Tiverton, R.I.She was born Lorraine May …

William Cole Jordan, 76, Little Compton

Bernard P. Campbell, 94, of Barrington

Robert John McFetters, 61, of Barrington

Joan L. Allen, 93, of Barrington

Claudia H. Scott, 86, of Barrington

Thomas J. Mercier Sr., age 81, of Bristol

M. Helen Amaral, 94, of Bristol

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Mike Martin has the best of two worlds. Not only have Martin, his wife Kristen and their three daughters resided in Barrington since 2012, a town they relish, but he also has his dream job: head …

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Townies prepare for start of 2021 winter season

BHS teams aim to start winter season on Jan. 11

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Audubon planning outdoor vacation week fun

Don't know what to do with the kids during the school vacation break?  Audubon is the solution. With plenty of outdoor family programs, Audubon is the place for safe and frosty fun!Special …

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Letter: COVID contamination not being reported in RI

To the editor: Why are the COVID Contaminations per day being reported as COVID percent positives, which reveals only a measure of availability of testing and does not reveal the rate of disease …

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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.