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Student questioned about his use of school computers

Barrington police investigated a possible electronic crime at Barrington High School. Officers responded to the school on Friday, Dec. 7, after officials there reported a suspicious email that had …
Middletown man charged with breaking into Portsmouth home
PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Middletown man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with breaking into an Anthony Road residence … Read More
Police: More than $300 worth of baby formula stolen
A 28-year-old Riverside resident is suspected of stealing 18 cans of baby formula from the Shaw's Supermarket in the Barrington … Read More
Portsmouth transfer station stickers go on sale Jan. 2
PORTSMOUTH — The 2019 transfer station vehicle stickers go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. On Nov. 26, the Town Council … Read More
Road safety, school aid top Portsmouth’s legislative priorities
PORTSMOUTH — Improving the school aid funding formula, making state roads safer, protecting citizens’ healthcare and addressing … Read More
Barrington finishes second at cheer nationals
The Barrington Pop Warner varsity cheer team has even more reason to cheer. The local team finished second at the National Pop … Read More
Camper vandalized in Barrington, police ID suspect
A Barrington resident called police on Thursday, Dec. 6, after he discovered that his camper had been vandalized.  The camper, … Read More
Obituaries
Paul A. Brown, 45, of Prudence Island Paul Arthur Brown, 45, of Prudence Island, previously of Bristol, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Dec. 5, at home. Born in Providence, he was a son of Antoinette (Benoit) Brown of West Warwick and the …
Paul E. Samdperil, of Cranston Paul E. Samdperil died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at home. Born and raised in Providence, the son of the late Albert and Edwyna (Cohen) Samdperil. He was a longtime resident of Cranston.  Paul …
Sports
Eagles skate to 3-2 victory against LaSalle The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory against LaSalle Academy on Saturday night, Dec. 8. LaSalle opened up a 2-0 lead against the Eagles and held that …
Portsmouth girls cruise to non-league win over Chariho PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team made easy work of the Chariho Chargers at home Friday night, 66-27. The Patriots’ Lexi Greffen led all …
Memorial hockey games celebrating 17 years The John Paul Medeiros Jr. Memorial Cup Hockey Games will be played on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 2019 at Portsmouth Abbey. This year marks the 17th anniversary of the memorial games.  The …
Barrington swim teams race in Injury Fund opener The boys and girls swim teams from Barrington High School participated in an Injury Fund meet on Thursday night, Dec. 6. Eagles swimmers raced against competitors from Mt. Hope High School and …
Opinion
Letter: For Red/Blue discussion, more Reds needed To the editor: Two week ago Michelle, a conservative Republican, and Elizabeth, a liberal Democrat, wrote to describe the free, day-long Red/Blue workshop we are organizing in Westport under the …
Letter: Drift Road solar approval a big disappointment To the editor: This Drift Road solar installation has caused so much stress to all of the abutters and other neighbors and friends affected by it for so long. We have tried to impress upon the …
Letter: RI vs. Mass. test score comparison invalid and unfair To the editor: The scores are in. Rhode Island’s students did not appear to do as well on the RICAS as students in Massachusetts.  RICAS is Rhode Island’s version of the Massachusetts …
Letter: Three days in Marsaxlokk Bay with President Bush To the editor: I am sure many people have personal stories about President George H.W. Bush. Here is mine.

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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.