Police: ‘No threats made’ against Portsmouth High

PORTSMOUTH — After investigating an anonymous tip, the Portsmouth Police Department has determined that no threats were made against Portsmouth High School on Sunday. According to …
Police investigate threat to PHS, determine no 'imminent danger'

PORTSMOUTH — The Police Department has investigated a student’s alleged threat to Portsmouth High School and has determined there it not “imminent danger,” according to Principal Joseph Amaral.

Fire causes heavy damage to Westport building

WESTPORT — A Friday night fire caused considerable damage to a storage-type structure at 365 Narrow Avenue in Westport close to the Rhode Island line. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, …

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EPHS athletes earn fall sports accolades

EAST PROVIDENCE — The coaches associations in their respective sports recently announced awards for the just completed 2019 seasons, including several honorees from East Providence High School. The …

Girl Scouts, YMCA support Buy Nothing Day

Barrington Girl Scout Junior Troop 551 recently partnered with the Bayside Family YMCA to support the Buy Nothing Day Coat Drive.   The girls planned and executed a coat drive at Hampden …

Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (afternoon)

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Photos with Santa are ready for viewing! (morning)

Photos with Santa session I (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is now ready for viewing.Copy and paste link below into your …

East Providence students earn academic notice at Saint Raphael

PAWTUCKET — Saint Raphael Academy congratulates students from the city who have achieved honor roll status for the first marking period in academic year 2019-20. Highest Honors — Grade 9: …

EPCTC Culinary instructor, student earn state awards

Another member of the East Providence Career & Technical Center Culinary faculty along with a student were recently recognized by the Rhode Island Hospitality Association at its 30th annual “Stars …
Virginia A. Furtado, Warren

Virginia A. (Remy) Furtado, a lifelong resident of Warren, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Noe and Leah (Davol) …

Barbara Ann Agresti, 52, Warren

Nancy Hakeem, 82, Tiverton

Fr. William F. Sullivan, SSC, 90, of Bristol

Gail Ann Turbeville Mueller, 70, of Rockledge, Fla.

Carmella L. “Millie” DiSano, 88, of Bristol

Manuel Amaral Correia, 60, of Bristol

Joseph Silvia, 92, of Bristol

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Hall of Fame honors outstanding Mt. Hope and Bristol athletes

The stars were out in full force Saturday night at the 39th annual Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, as 16 new Hall of Fame members were introduced to a …

Council backs grant applications for East Providence rec projects

Rams roll past Townies in Thanksgiving Day football rivalry

Portsmouth pours it on in 2nd half to beat Middletown, 27-19

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Celebrate the holidays with Fireside Christmas Concerts

Linden Place is excited to host a lineup of Christmas concerts throughout the month of December that will put you in the holiday spirit. Atwater-Donnelly - Friday Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.Celebrating …

Westport Woods tree lighting is Thursday

The Art of Christmas

Warren Holiday Festival kicks off Friday night

Masqueraders launch double feature of plays Thursday night in Bristol

Democrat women are right to revolt

Quick! What do former Congresswoman Claudine Schneider, former Lieutenant Governor candidate and Secretary of State Susan Farmer, former Attorney General Arlene Violet, Former General Treasurer Nancy …

Letter: Tiverton solar ordinance deceit needs sunlight

Letter: Replacing service station with a Starbucks is a stupid idea

Letter: Policy of spot assessments is improper

Editorial: East Providence’s improving infrastructure

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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.