Man dies after accident on Prudence Island Ferry dock

A man who fell nearly 30 feet while working on the Prudence Island Ferry Dock on Thames Street last Wednesday afternoon has died, Bristol Police have confirmed. The man, a private contractor hired …
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Raft adrift prompts Mount Hope Bay search

The Coast Guard and other rescuers searched Mount Hope Bay for hours Saturday morning for a possible person in the water after an unmanned, homemade raft was found adrift. Searchers focused on the …

Featured home: Impressive house on huge Westport lot

There is plenty of time to enjoy all Southern New England has to offer this summer, especially at this beautiful home in South Westport, Mass. The colonial style home built in 2001 has all the …

Runners and walkers flock to inaugural Mt. Hope Bridge Run (video)

Rainy skies cleared in time to welcome a sold-out field of 850 runners and walkers for the first Mt. Hope Bridge 5K Saturday morning. The race began promptly at 7:30 a.m., with one lane of the …

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

The Wood Street neighborhood, once the hub of economic activity in Bristol, is undergoing a continual facelift, and local businesses are inviting the public to come check out the progress. Mosaico …

State opens new bike link connecting East Bay to Blackstone

Gov. Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit officially opened segment 1A of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Providence on Thursday, creating a continuous bike path from Independence Park in …

House Hunt: Open houses planned in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 3 Collins Court — Sunday, Aug. 13, 11 am-12:30 pm. Multi Level, 4, 3, $664,000. Residential …

Traffic advisory issued for Mt. Hope Bridge run on Saturday

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — There will be a partial closure of the Mt. Hope bridge Saturday morning, Aug. 12, to accommodate the inaugural Century 21 Topsail Realty Mount Hope 5K. “Due to the …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 22 Williams St. — $255,000 12 Townsend Drive — $415,000 2 Saint Andrews Way — …
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Sports
Gallery: State champs LaSalle have strong East Bay ties

PROVIDENCE — For the first time in 33 years, the LaSalle Academy baseball team won the state championship, sweeping South Kingstown in two games to claim the title at McCoy Stadium in June. The …

Bridge run gives racers chance to cross historic Mt. Hope Bridge

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Pickleball among fastest growing games in Bristol, country

Barrington's 10U Majors All Stars win district title

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'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — It quite literally was a “bold” move for Waterfront Productions, LLC, the live events promoters, to rest the fortunes of its business at an untested and untried location and …

Watch out for giant fruit in Bristol this weekend

Rare war horses trot into Bristol next weekend

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Opinion
Editorial: Pestering the police

Police officers serve a critical role in any community, protecting the public, investigating and preventing crime, keeping the roads safe for drivers and pedestrians … pretty much ensuring …

Letter: Power rates are rising; here’s what you can do

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

Letter: Town failing to develop local economy

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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.