Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 47 Hawthorne Ave. — $815,000 74 Acre Ave. —  $650,000 230 Nayatt Road — …
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$2.6 million BCWA meter bid under scrutiny

Two water insiders say the Bristol County Water Authority is selling its 17,000-plus customers short and may be wasting millions, as its board of directors prepares to enter into a $2.6 million …

RITBA: Mt. Hope Bridge work will last two years

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — Drivers who recently recovered from traffic delays due to work on the Mt. Hope Bridge can expect more of the same starting next month, when a major repair job begins.

Painter injured when ladder strikes power line in Barrington

Barrington police and fire crews responded to a house at the corner of Barton Avenue and County Road on Monday morning, after a painter working there was electrocuted. Read more Barrington police …

Barrington students 'test drive' new Chromebooks

A group of soon-to-be sixth-graders wandered down a hall outside the middle school library on Monday morning and stopped to peer through a window.  Realizing that they had missed the entrance …

Custom home in Bristol has space, luxuries and more

New to the market is a stunning custom-built home in the Harding Estates neighborhood of Bristol. This 3,737-square-foot home at 5 Patricia Ann Drive, is a unique blend of building styles — …

House Hunt: Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 31 Ferry Lane — Sunday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Colonial, 3, 1.5, $489,000. esidential …
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Barrington police charge East Providence woman with DUI

Barrington police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 114 last week and later charged one of the drivers — East Providence resident Catia A. Carreiro — with driving under the …

Stravato girlfriend charged with desecrating grave

The girlfriend of Anthony Stravato, the convicted cat killer just released from the ACI, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Warren police and charged with desecrating a grave. Alyssa Lamountain, …

Facebook posts paint disturbing picture of convicted cat killer

Facebook posts attributed to convicted cat killer Anthony Stravato paint a disturbing picture of a young man fascinated with death and killing.Mr. Stravato, 25, was released from the ACI last Friday, …

Warning issued as cat killer released from ACI

Animal care professionals across the state are being warned to look out for an East Providence man who was released from the ACI last Friday, August 5, after serving time for felony animal abuse and …

Police find pellet gun in vacant Barrington house

An officer was on routine patrol in the Bay Spring area of town at about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28 when he noticed a home on Allen Avenue where the front door was open. The officer …
Natalie Stein, 67, Bristol

Natalie (Silver) Stein, 67, of Bristol, passed away in her daughter’s home in North Carolina on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Natalie fought a year-long battle with brain cancer and passed away …

Veronica H. Platt, 85, Barrington

Veronica H. (Chisholm) Platt, 85, of Atria Bay Spring Village, Bay Spring Avenue, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. She was the wife of the late Jefferson Randolph Platt, who was a direct …

Stanley P. DeAngelis, 69, Barrington

Stanley P. DeAngelis, 69, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. He was the husband of Deborah DeAngelis (Charlton) and son to the late Mario DeAngelis and Dorothy Ann (Chellel) DeAngelis. He was raised …

Clelia P. Fiordelisi

Clelia P. (Petruccelli) Fiordelisi, 61, of Warren, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Kenneth Fiordelisi. Born in Bridgeport, Ct., a daughter of Mario Petruccelli of …

Ann M. (O’Grady) O’Brien, 87, Barrington

Ann M. (O’Grady) O’Brien, 87, of Elizabeth Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. She was the wife of the late William O’Brien. Born in Providence, a daughter of the …

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New video: K-Rob 'Flips Providence' on his second chance

PROVIDENCE — If at first you don't succeed, try again. At least give it one more chance. East Providence native and Barrington resident Kevin Robinson set a new Guinness Book of Records world …

Local girls part of second-best-in-nation soccer team

‘Unapologetically difficult’ race slated for Colt State Park

J/Fest to bring big fleet to the bay

Barrington throwers place at World U20 Championships

Things to Do
Bake fresh tautog in a colorful herb butter

By Lynda Regolrego@eastbaynewspapers.comI went to the Mount Hope Farmers’ Market and got some beautiful tautog (blackfish). It reminds me of visiting my aunt and uncle on Cape Cod when I was …

A cool summer meal for the dog days of August

Annual Holy Angels event will have a new look

Providence-Newport ferry returns this week

A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

$2.6M water authority contract deserves closer look

To the editor:After review of the recent July 2016 video of the BCWA board meeting where the meter replacement issue was discussed, many questionable statements were provided to the board to persuade …

Letter: All is not well at Barrington Beach

Letter: Jason Knight represents true Democratic ideals

Letter: Committees not interested in open process

Letter: Is Barrington Beach going to the dogs?

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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.