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 …

Little Compton Historical Society wins national award

Two Rhode Island history organizations received a 2019 Leadership in History Award of Excellence from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Little Compton Historical …

Latest News

Westport Transfer Station is a recycling machine

Welcome to Westport Health Notes, a monthly column from the Westport Board of Health (BOH). The goal is to share information with our community about local issues and projects, public health alerts, …

Barrington Police Department receives its reaccreditation

The Barrington Police Department received its reaccreditation award recently. Christine Crocker, the executive director of the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission, attended the Nov. 4 …

Herreshoff to be honored with a Republican ‘Standing Ovation’

The Rhode Island Republican Party is hosting an awards gala recognizing Halsey Herreshoff, among other Republicans, for their years of dedicated and devoted public service and support to state of …

East Providence Police arrest two in possible child abuse case

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Detective Division has taken up the case of a potential child abuse incident allegedly committed in city, arresting two adults involved in the …

St. Luke's School awarded STEAM certification

Wednesday, Oct. 23 was a very special day at St. Luke’s School.  That was the day St. Luke's School officially became a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Certified …

Architects unveil virtual tour of new East Providence High School

EAST PROVIDENCE — Anticipation levels for the new East Providence High School likely rose a few notches after the building’s architects presented a multi-dimensional virtual video of the …
Obituaries
Yvette Vollaro, 87, of Barrington

Yvette Vollaro, 87, of Whipple Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Anthony B. Vollaro. Born in …

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

Nancy Bosworth Crutchfield, 95, of Niceville, Fla.

Eleanor Jensen, 86, of Warren

Sports
Tiverton shines in shootout, wins state title

They let in only two goals all season, earned a near-perfect 17-0-1 record. They sailed through the playoffs to secure their spot at Cranston Stadium for the Division III state championship finals.

Falcons fly past Townies in D-I football playoffs

Portsmouth girls advance to semis in D-2 volleyball playoffs

Gallery: East Providence-Portsmouth boys' soccer playoffs

Tiverton field hockey falls 3-1 in championship shootout

Things to Do
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

Opinion
Letter: Suicide prevention barriers on bridges save lives

To the editor: As a lifelong East Bay resident, I have always enjoyed the beauty of Narragansett Bay. But behind this cozy New England life, the beauty is often marred by the sound of helicopters …

Letter: Crowley continues to put the cart before the horse

Letter: Town Planner: Canaries in Tiverton’s political coal mine

Letter: Taxpayers left with bill for Westport school omissions

Letter: Don't like how Tiverton voted? Demand another recall

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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.