Footbridges to cross brook, help fish

The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) has been awarded $12,783.00 from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to improve shrubland habitat and conduct stream restoration work at …
Barrington Middle School bids will be opened Friday
The construction of a new Barrington Middle School will move one step closer to reality on Friday. At 10 a.m. on Friday morning, … Read More
Sailboat aground at Warren's Laurel Park
The Warren Harbormaster is trying to find the owner of a 29-foot sailboat that went aground off Laurel Park late last … Read More
Deadly Providence fire raises ‘alarm’ locally about lack of detectors in multi-unit homes
EAST PROVIDENCE — A tragic fire at a multi-unit residence last week in Providence related to the sub-freezing temperatures raised … Read More
Obituaries
Jose de Matos Couto, 77, of Bristol

Jose de Matos Couto, 77, of Wood Street, passed away on Jan. 6, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Maria G. (Cordeiro) Couto. Born in Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Acores, he was the …

Carmine Frank Ripa, 72, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Ema da Conceicao Medeiros of Bristol

More Local News
Rotary to host casino meet-and-greet
TIVERTON — The Portsmouth Tiverton Rotary Club will host a Tiverton Casino presentation and meet-and-greet next Wednesday, Jan. 31, … Read More
Missing kayaker's vessel believed to be found in East Providence; Truck fire damages home
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel retrieved a kayak Sunday morning, Jan. 14, in the Providence River off … Read More
Local students shine in FIRST LEGO League championships (photos)
BRISTOL — Several robotics teams from our area made their mark at the 2018 Rhode Island FIRST LEGO League championships at Roger … Read More
Prominent Barrington doctor murdered in East Providence home
EAST PROVIDENCE — A prominent area doctor is the victim in a murder investigation being conducted by East Providence Police. Dr. … Read More
A century ago, an icy end to Cross Rip Lightship
The frigid weather of late brings to mind one of the saddest of all New England sea ice sagas, the loss one century ago this winter of … Read More
KMS students take a walk on the wild side
Rock climbing, nature art, night hikes, camp fires, farm animals and bunk houses — this constituted ‘school’ for nearly 200 … Read More
Police
'Suspicious death' being investigated in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced late Friday afternoon, Jan. 12, its investigation into what it termed a “suspicious” death the previous evening in the Rumford …
Animal hoarder's residence is condemned in East Providence EAST PROVIDENCE — City officials and police forcibly removed an adult while state officials attended to children living in a home in Riverside where dozens of animals were being hoarded. East …
Warren man faces drug charges after investigation at Twin River Casino A Warren man who works at the Twin Rivers Casino faces several drug charges after an investigation by the Rhode Island State Police’s Gaming Enforcement Unit. James McKeown, 29, of 700 Metacom …
Opinion
Letter: Critic’s letters lack answers for Westport schools To the editor: In response to the most recent letter from Bill Reed -  Mr. Reed, what do you propose to make Westport schools better? We believe our town should provide quality education for …
Letter: Marijuana ordinance is good for Warren To the editor:Congratulations to our town leadership, and this community as a whole. A little more than a year ago I began a campaign to change the zoning in Warren to allow and regulate the …
Letter: Learn the facts about new school; join the conversation To the editor: Westport heads into the final days before a special Town Meeting that will address important issues and make significant decisions for our town.  Save.Our.Schools- parent …
Letter: Westport finally has chance for first class school To the editor: Spending virtually my entire career in public service, the most important function of government is the education of our young. Having served four communities as town manager or …
Sports
Portsmouth boys notch two wins in indoor track meet (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity indoor track team had a good day at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, sweeping its dual meet against Rogers and …
Barrington players honored by Gridiron Club The Providence Gridiron Club recently held its MVP Night. The event honored an offensive and defensive player from each of the 44 high schools and two prep schools in the State of Rhode …
Barrington Pop Warner kicks off registration Barrington Pop Warner is getting an early jump on registrations. The local football and cheerleading organization opened up registrations for the Fall 2018 season on Jan. 1. Barrington Pop …

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Jim McGaw

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.