Quick firefighting action saves Westport house

Westport firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 48 Devol Avenue at approximately 4:20 p.m. Friday.  The first arriving crew reported fire on the exterior of the front side of the …
Gallery: EPHS football vs. St. Raphael

PAWTUCKET — The East Providence High School football team opened up its 2019 Division I regular season schedule Saturday, Sept. 21, against St. Raphael at Pariseau Field, the Townies defeating the …

Gallery: EPHS girls' soccer vs. Moses Brown

EAST PROVIDENCE — Two of the teams atop the Division II girls' soccer table, host East Providence High School and Moses Brown, met Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, at Pierce Stadium, the home Townies …

Latest News

Mandatory watering ban in Bristol County

The Bristol County Water Authority has instituted a mandatory outdoor watering ban for this coming weekend, and following that instituting an odd/even watering ban for the foreseeable future. The …

Huskies claw past Tigers for 1-0 home victory

Mt. Hope striker Angela Lee’s goal and a strong effort by freshman defender Abby Razzino and the Huskies’ defense lifted the girls’ soccer team over Bay View, 1-0, in a home game at Vendituoli …

Westport High students sickened by e-cigarette; two hospitalized, father arrested

Several students were sickened, two seriously enough to require an ambulance trip to the hospital after ingesting an e-cigarette laced with THC (the intoxicating ingredient in marijuana), and …

EPFD receives FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The East Providence Fire Department will gain access to significant federal money to upgrade its equipment as part of an effort led by the state’s Congressional contingent. U.S. Senators Jack …

Pickleball — the popular sport with the funny name

A year ago, pickleball was a sport on the rise. The rise has continued, and pickleball is still growing in popularity and participation. Cliff Teixeira, president of the Bristol Pickleball Club of …

Kids debating like adults should

PORTSMOUTH — Thatcher Foregger, an eighth-grade student at the Pennfield School, loves a good argument.  He loves a good argument so much he decided to start his own statewide …
Town celebrating All-Star baseball team's historic run

The Town of Barrington will hold a special celebration for the Barrington Little League U12 All-Star baseball team on Saturday night, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Latham Park. The local team, …

St. Luke's basketball holding registration event

Townies take aim at another football playoff appearance

Barrington girl leads college team to victory

EPHS boys' soccer continues early season unbeaten run

Things to Do
Haunted Bristol Walking Tours available nightly through November

"I've always liked hanging out in graveyards," admits Joan Quinn, dressed in a full-length hooded black cape and clutching a lantern while standing in front of the old State House on the Town Common …

'The Herreshoff Legacy' photo exhibit opens this week

Shellstock returns to Westport October 6

Buzzards Bay bike ride is Oct. 6

Want to own a bit of Linden Place?

Editorial: Kudos to police for investigation into vaping sales

There is growing national alarm about the unrecognized dangers of vaping — people are literally dropping dead — which is why all parents should applaud a Bristol Police Department sting …

Editorial: Save the dam, save Bristol County's water supply

Letter: Help us keep Nature's Classroom alive this year

Letter: Second Amendment does not allow unrestricted rights

Letter: Ten good reasons to vote yes for recall

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Jim McGaw

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.