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Portsmouth tightens up rules at transfer station

PORTSMOUTH — In an attempt to clarify what’s allowed and what’s not at the town’s transfer station on Hedly Street, the Town Council Tuesday night approved a revised set …
Warren police logs: Two charged with DUI
Monday, Nov. 5 Police assisted a motorist who ran … Read More
East Providence Mayor-elect DaSilva begins transition process
EAST PROVIDENCE — Nearly a week after he was selected by residents as East Providence’s first duly-chosen chief executive officer, … Read More
Barrington honors its veterans
Solemn and celebratory — that was how Lt. Col. Paul Dulchinos (U.S. Army Retired) described this year's Veterans' Day ceremony … Read More
Warren police charge two in car tampering cases
Two men are facing charges after police said they were caught trying to break into cars in the Kathleen Drive area Thursday night, … Read More
Barrington Cheer team is headed to nationals
The Barrington Pop Warner Varsity Cheer team is going to Florida. The local cheer team won first place at the Pop Warner regional … Read More
Superintendent lauds voter approval for new EPHS funding
EAST PROVIDENCE — In a letter sent to families, staff and residents of the city, Superintendent Kathryn M. Crowley expressed her … Read More
Obituaries
Capt. Daniel B. Trocki, USN (Ret.), 86, Middletown Capt. Daniel B. Trocki, USN (Ret.), 86, of Middletown, passed away at home on November 9, 2018. He was the husband of Sandra (Wilkinson) Trocki of Middletown. Daniel was born in Brooklyn, NY, to …
Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, Portsmouth Heidi Ann (Ladd) Pacheco, 49, of Portsmouth, passed away on Nov. 9, 2018. Heidi was born on Jan. 7, 1969, in Augusta, Maine to Charles Ladd and Gail (Anderson) Ladd. Heidi was the wife of Nicholas …
Sports
Tiverton soccer beats East, 4-0, heads to D-III championship The Tiverton Tigers varsity girls’ soccer team has secured a spot in the Division III finals after defeating Cranston East 4-0 on Wednesday, Nov. 7. After losing to the Thunderbolts at the …
Barrington volleyball advances to Division I semifinals The Barrington High School girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the Division I semifinals with a 3-1 victory over Cranston East in the quarterfinals on Thursday night, Nov. 8.  Playing …
Portsmouth girls knocked from volleyball playoffs (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ volleyball team’s season ended in disappointment Wednesday when the squad was bumped from the state playoffs by Johnston High at …
Wildcats to play in the South Division 3 final four Westport volleyball romped 14th seeded Coyle & Cassidy 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-15) on Tuesday night to gain the 2018 MIAA Girls Volleyball South Division-3 final four. The Wildcats play Bourne …
Opinion
Letter: Thank you for recognizing local veterans To the editor: I want to express my profound appreciation to those who participated in delivering baked goods to veterans. In particular, the Johnson and Pickering families and to Talya who …
Letter: ALT not keeping its promise on Spruce Acres To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council meeting of Feb. 27, 2017, Chuck Allott, the executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), asked the council for $300,000 of taxpayer money …
Letter: What’s behind the Navy fence in Portsmouth? To the editor: I’m talking about the chain link fence that the Navy threatens build through the lawns of some Portsmouth residents, and by “behind” I mean the reason the fence is …
Letter: Higher taxes next year are in the making To the editor: Well, there was a landslide vote last week in Barrington. I do not believe this landslide will favor Barrington taxpayers.  At the 2017 Financial Town Meeting, a vote was …

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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.