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New Bristol employee spreading the word, to help local economy

The moment Chris Vitale set foot in Bristol back in 2011, while studying marketing as an undergraduate student at Roger Williams University, it became clear that he’d just discovered someplace …
More Water Street digging expected Monday night
Work crews will dig up a portion of Water Street early next week — but the impact will be a minor road bump, town officials … Read More
BHS gym dedicated to beloved Coach Murgo
It was a joyous gathering of family, friends and colleagues as the gymnasium at Barrington High School was dedicated to Frank J. … Read More
East Providence arrest suspect in stabbing
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department has arrested the suspect in a stabbing incident earlier in the day, August … Read More
More News from the East Bay
New boardwalk and 'Loafers' makeover spruce up downtown Bristol
If you’ve been to downtown Bristol in the past week or so you may have noticed a couple of projects that have come to … Read More
Bristol man facing child pornography charges
Keith Sartini, of 7 Dixon Ave., Bristol, was arrested in May and charged with possession of child pornography. Mr. Sartini remains … Read More
Debates for Bristol and Warren House Primary races will be Sept. 4
Democratic candidates for Rhode Island Representative Districts 68 and 69 have been invited to debate on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with a Meet … Read More
Warren to subsidize Tourister taxes through 2020
The Town of Warren of Warren will subsidize a portion of Tourister Mill developers’ property taxes over the next three years, under … Read More
Prudence Island being left in the dark
Interruptions of the power supply are nothing new to longtime residents of Prudence Island; it’s been happening intermittently … Read More
Portsmouth beach vandalism draws ire of police, rec director
PORTSMOUTH — “It’s been a crazy summer,” Recreation Director Wendy Bulk said in reference to an ongoing problem of vandalism … Read More
Obituaries
Wendy Hanson Baker, 76, Little Compton Wendy Hanson Baker, age 76, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at her home in Little Compton. She was the wife of Michael Baker with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born and raised in …
Cora A. Chase, 93, Portsmouth Cora A. Chase, 93, of Portsmouth, R.I., died on Aug. 10, 2018. Born Annette Cora Plante to Wilfred and Alma (Charbonneau) Plante, Cora was a lifelong active parishioner of St. Anthony's Church, …
Jose Resendes Almeida, 83, of Bristol Jose Resendes Almeida, 83, loving father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 10, 2018, at Grace Barker Health Center. He was the husband of the late Armanda (Santos) …
Sports
Little Compton declares: Play pickleball LITTLE COMPTON — The Little Compton Town Council and Recreation Committee have formally approved plans to offer pickleball to the community. Pickleball will be played on the town’s tennis courts, …
Barrington team wins summer league championship Barrington's entry into the Division I Metro Basketball Summer League at Mass Premier captured the championship recently. The Barrington boys defeated Franklin 37-19 in the semifinals and then …
Huskies boosters hold color run The Mt. Hope Boosters club will kick-off their annual tailgate event with the Boosters Color Run at the high school track and grounds on Saturday August 25. Runners cam register online at …
Bristol all-stars win two, lose two in Eastern championship The 10-11-year-old All-Stars, representing King Philip Little League of Bristol, ventured to Beverley, Mass., to represent Rhode Island in the Eastern Regionals tournament of state champions. …
Opinion
Letter: Pointless slow motion painting causes bridge mess To the editor, I can't be the only person who is frustrated with the traffic jams resulting from maintenance work being done on the new Sakonnet River Bridge.  For weeks, cars have been crawling …
Letter: It’s critical to protect the truth (and free press) There is a “Puck” cartoon from 1888 which caricatures the “evil spirits of the modern daily press” as grotesque elves running loose, presumedly to infect the readers and local …
Letter: Thank you all for generous support and love To all of our family and friends (old and new) who attended the Bristol Train of Artillery to support our family on Friday, July 27, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We don’t know …
Letter: Cassar is intelligent, thoughtful, savvy To the editor: I've spent recent Saturday mornings talking with my neighbors about Liana Cassar, candidate for District 66 State Representative. These chats have confirmed my sense that most …
Letter: Westport no longer a ‘Right to Farm’ community  
To the editor: Last week, I read a letter in this paper that convinced me Westport is no longer a Right to Farm community. Activists have used the debacle at the Medeiros property as a pretext …
Legal Notices
East Providence Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018

These Legal Notices were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the East Providence Post.

Tiverton Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018

Little Compton Legal Notices - Aug. 16, 2018

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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.