Portsmouth girls take second in relay at East Coast Invitational

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ indoor track team fared well at the East Coast Invitational held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at the Providence Career & …
More improvements planned for Barrington library building

The Barrington Town Council recently approved a $984,925 bid to complete a series of interior renovations at the Peck Center building. The interior work, which was approved by a 5-0 vote at the …

Gen. Baccus submits R.I. Veterans' Home resignation

Brig. Gen. Rick Baccus, administrator of the Rhode Island Veterans' Home for the past 11 years, has submitted his resignation, to be effective in 60 days. Gen. Baccus, a Bristol resident, was at the …

Latest News

No change apparent following latest local school bus driver contract talks

EAST BAY — “No news is good news” is hopefully the axiom to be taken by the lack of definitive words from the union representing school bus drivers in East Providence, Barrington …

RIDOT announces lane changes for Henderson Bridge

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced there will be a single lane and right shoulder closure at the on-ramp coming from the East Side of Providence to the …

Officials display vision, gather ideas for future of Watchemocket Square in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Well over 50 residents and interested parties were in attendance at a meeting about the future of the Watchmoket Square district and the nearby waterfront hosted by the …

R.I. National Guard announces date change for return of Air Show

QUONSET — The return of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show will now feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as headliners coinciding with a date change for the event …

EPHS students vie in ‘Poetry Out Loud’ contest for first time

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School English Department held the first of what it plans to be an annual participation in the “Poetry Out Loud” recitation contest Wednesday …

Bristol Police: Woman flees into woods after trying to buy cell phone

A young woman from New Jersey briefly fled into the woods near a busy commercial intersection after allegedly attempting to buy a new cell phone with a false identity. That was one of dozens of …
Obituaries
David B. Mower, 72, Portsmouth

David B. Mower, 72, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away on Jan. 16, 2020. David was the husband of Joanne (Lindley) Mower. David was born in Lawrence, Mass.  to Robert Mower and Dorothy (Harlow) …

Jessie Wilhelmina Mutty, 86, Portsmouth

Roger J. Ouellette, 79, Tiverton, Westport

Daniel Teixeira, 87, Westport

Phyllis Hunt, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Nicole Violet, 50

Cecelia G. Chellel, 88, of Barrington

Normand A. Gingras, 92, Tiverton

Sports
BHS athletes perform well at track meets

A number of Barrington boys recorded stellar times at the World Trophies Invitational tournament in Providence on Saturday, Jan. 11.  Barrington's 4x800-meter relay team of Jay Scheiffelin, …

America’s pastime alive and well in Bristol

Eagles crush Huskies in Medeiros Cup game

Riverside sweeps Martin in middle school hoops outings

Wildcats offense erupts in back to back wins

Things to Do
Buzzards Bay Swim — sign up early and save

The Buzzards Bay Coalition suggests, “Make your New Year’s resolution to have a great time for a good cause at the 27th anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 27 in New Bedford …

Tiffany glass exhibition to bring some color to Newport this winter

This year’s Portsmouth polar dive beneficiary? Island Park itself

Tiverton Penguin plunge returns to Grinnell’s Beach Jan. 1

Celebrate the holidays with Fireside Christmas Concerts

Opinion
Letter: Cutting the cord with fiber optics internet in Portsmouth

To the editor: Why? That's usually the first question out of my mouth. The reasons are multiple, but it really comes down to fairness, broken incentives in the private markets, migrating to an …

Editorial: State priorities should be schools and jobs

Letter: Calendar shows Barrington's arrogance, ignorance

Letter: Schools should present both sides of a controversial issue

Editorial: Septics in harm’s way

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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.