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Ferreira’s big kick lifts Wildcats over Southeastern, 1-0

The Westport soccer team won their first game of the season with a 1-0 win over Southeastern during a home game on Friday afternoon. The win evens their record at 1-1-1. The lone goal came on an …
Warren mourns a good friend
Warren mourned this week as members of the town’s fire fighting and police community said good-bye to one of their most beloved … Read More
Fun is the focus of first-year flag football league in Barrington
On Sunday morning, the fields behind the Barrington High School tennis courts were filled with Panthers and Bears, and Raiders and … Read More
Bishop visits Barrington for special Mass
On Sunday, Sept. 16, Father TJ Varghese was installed as pastor of St. Luke's Church by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, leader of the Catholic … Read More
Warren police logs: Officers release intoxicated boys to parents' custody
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Palatino} Monday, Sept. 10 Police got a call about a possible drunk driver … Read More
Cyclists cross four bridges to benefit Save The Bay
EAST BAY — Bicyclists enjoyed some of the most spectacular views in our area Sunday when they crossed over four bridges before … Read More
Bristol student charts her own course
It’s been said that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life. It’s a lesson that one Mt. Hope … Read More
Obituaries
Robert J. 'Bob' Hoder, of Barrington Robert J. “Bob" Hoder passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in  Barrington. He was married to Janet (Huddlestone) Hoder of Yorkshire, England for 51 years, and was the father of …
Alfred L. Borges, 78, Portsmouth Alfred L. Borges, Jr., 78, of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 14, 2018. Fred was born on Feb. 16, 1940 in Fall River, Mass. to the late Alfred L. Borges, Sr. and the late Mary …
Fred Sawyer, 78, Portsmouth Fred Sawyer, 78, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018, in Newport. Fred was born on April 2, 1940, in Lewiston, Maine to the late Fred W. Sawyer, Sr. and the late Ada (Emory) …
Sports
Tiverton High announces 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees Nine athletes, one team, and two THS sports supporters will be inducted into the Tiverton High School Athletics Hall of Fame at next months sixth annual ceremony. The induction ceremonies will be …
Names change, but EPHS girls’ volleyball team goals stay constant By Mathew Galvao Sports Stringer The East Providence High School girls’ volleyball team have kicked off yet another season with big expectations earlier this week a year after taking North …
Eagles defeat Rams, tie Skippers in field hockey The Barrington High School field hockey team is 1-0-1 after its first two games of the season — the Eagles defeated LaSalle 4-1 in its opener and then tied North Kingstown 1-1. Playing in …
Barrington girls tennis team faces new challenges A year ago, the Barrington High School girls tennis team celebrated a stellar season — finishing second in the state behind LaSalle Academy.  Barrington coach Betsy Brenner said she …
Opinion
Letter: Local farms’ use of deadly chemicals must stop To the editor: A farmer's right to farm ends if his irresponsible use of chemicals ends up in a town's groundwater or in the farm products he produces. Roundup (Glyphosate) has now been …
Letter: Council skullduggery afoot over Tiverton casino revenue To the editor: Over the last two years, I have yet to meet a single Tiverton resident who does not like the privacy and sense of transparency and control afforded by the Financial Town Referendum. …
Letter: Why stormwater runoff silence from Westport Watershed Alliance? To the editor, Local newspapers have reported outcry from Westport neighbors to the proposed new school on Old County Road who are concerned about stormwater runoff and its effect on flooding …
Letter: Why steal the cones topping the Glen’s beehive pillars? To the editor: Glen Farm, once a landmark country estate, is one of Portsmouth's treasures. The lanes that wind through the Glen are graced by numerous stone "beehive" pillars. Each has a concrete …

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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.