Letter with white, powdery substance triggers school building evacuation

Bristol Police Chief Kevin Lynch confirmed that the Bristol Warren Regional School District administration building was evacuated Wednesday afternoon because a district employee opened an envelope …
Breaking: Hazmat incident at Bristol Warren school offices

Emergency crews from Bristol and Providence evacuated the offices of the Bristol Warren Regional School District on State Street in Bristol Wednesday afternoon, following the reported discovery of …

Barrington High School students win art awards

More than a half-dozen Barrington High School students recently received RI Scholastic Art Awards.  The students' work will be on display at Alex and Ani Hall at Rhode Island College through …

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East Providence's Davis Pinto wins boys’ division long jump title

PROVIDENCE — Jahad Davis Pinto led a short-handed East Providence High School squad at the 2020 boys’ indoor track and field Metropolitan Division championship meet Monday night, Jan. 27, …

Barrington solicitor tells board to vacate 2018 assessments

Homeowners who are appealing their recent property values because of the town's altered approach to assessments received some good news last week.  The Barrington Board of Assessment Review, …

Tiverton lobster boat, tanker collide off Martha’s Vineyard

TIVERTON — The 70-foot Tiverton-based offshore lobster boat Edna May and the 605-foot tanker Iver Prosperity collided Monday morning about 25 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, the Coast …

Barrington All-Star team headlining sports banquet

Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sportswriters, sportscasters and sports publicists, will honor the Barrington U12 Majors Division All-Star baseball team at its 74th annual Sports …

Portsmouth cancer survivor invited to State of the Union

PORTSMOUTH — If you watch President Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4, you may spot a familiar face in the crowd.

Tiverton girls lose to Ponaganset, 59-53

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}   The Tiverton girls basketball team lost 59-53 to Ponaganset in a Division II home game Monday …
Harry P. Palagi, Jr., 82, of Barrington

Harry P. Palagi, Jr., 82, formerly of Anoka Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.   Born in Barrington, a son of the late Harry P. …

June C. Page, 84, formerly of East Providence

David Manuel Francis, 84, of Bristol

Rhonda A. Nunes, 68, of Bristol

Irene R. Barboza, 97, of Bristol,

Anthony F. Camporiale, Jr., 64, a native of Bristol

Susan Mays, 66, Riverside

Sandra A. Belgarde, 76, of Venice, Fla.

Wildcats squash Avon 63-17, earn tournament birth

The Westport girls basketball team clinched a tournament birth after crushing Avon, 63-17, in a Mayflower League home game Friday night. The win boosts the Wildcats’ overall record to 10-2 and …

BHS Sports: Barrington gymnasts battle Patriots, Falcons, Wizards

EPHS Sports Notes: Wrestling team wraps up busy stretch of Division I matches

EPHS Hall of Fame nomination process concludes February 1

Portsmouth High takes second place in gymnastics meet

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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 …

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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

Letter: Portsmouth peeps: Please tell us all about you!

To the editor: The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources, and highlights found …

Letter: Sunshine for Tiverton Days means no back room games

Letter: Westport, this is your vote — support Right to Farm

Reject farming Article 3 misinformation — vote no at STM

Letter: No space for administrators — and other Westport school worries

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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.