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Fall River man charged with carrying a weapon while intoxicated

A Barrington Police officer spotted a vehicle traveling on Sowams Road without its headlights on at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The officer ordered the vehicle over to the side of the road. …
Home run ball smashes car window in Barrington
A Barrington resident called police on Thursday, April 11, after a baseball shattered the rear window of his car. The man was … Read More
Barrington teen charged with public urination
Barrington Police charged a 14-year-old Barrington boy with disorderly conduct-urination in public on Monday, April 8. Police said … Read More
Portsmouth Police deal with DWIs, larceny
Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week. Saturday, April 13 Roberta J. Robella, 49, … Read More
East Providence Mohawks ‘welcome’ increased participation in girls’ hoops program
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Mohawks Youth Organization is putting out a big “welcome” sign to girls from the city, … Read More
Lifesaving drug in the hands of all Bristol officers
In what Chief Brian Peters dubbed one of the “most entertaining” training sessions he’d ever attended, Erin McDonough, director … Read More
Westport Board of Health patches budget leaks
When last the Board of Health and Finance Committee met, things went badly. There alone to represent the BOH, Matt Armendo … Read More
Obituaries
John G. Conner, of Barrington John G. Conner, of Middle Highway, Barrington, died on Monday, March 29, 2019 at his home. John was born in Wheeling, W.Va. on Nov. 19, 1929, to Robert A. and Carolyn G. Conner. An accomplished …
Humberto Melo Pacheco, 83, of Bristol Humberto Melo Pacheco, 83, of Monroe Avenue passed away on April 11, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Maria (Ramos) Pacheco.    Born in Fenais da Ajuda, St. Michael, Azores, he was …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence-PCD girls' lacrosse EAST PROVIDENCE — Visiting Providence Country Day kept its next-door neighbor and host East Providence High School winless to date in Division III girls’ lacrosse after the Knights defeated the …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Huskies 15-1 The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team opened a 10-1 first half lead and rolled to a 15-1 win over Mt. Hope on Tuesday, April 16, at Colt State Park in Bristol. Barrington's Tess Gagliano …
BHS's Somera is RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year Barrington High School senior Maile Somera recently received the Honorable Monsignor Robert Newbold Scholarship Award as the RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The Rhode Island …
Eagles undefeated after first four matches Always a bridesmaid, never the bride.  That’s how head coach Marvin Gordon describes the past few years for the Barrington High School boys varsity tennis team. Since 2007, the Eagles …
Opinion
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Together we can create a culture that supports learning for all students Over the past several months, the Bristol Warren Regional School District has been the recipient of negative attention in the media. It goes without saying that our district, like any district, faces …
Editorial: Ray Jones Dog Park — fine idea Dartmouth has a dog park, as do Portsmouth, Fall River and lots of towns all around. Tiverton and Westport don’t have dog parks yet but could and should. Unlike bike paths, which these towns …
Letter: Today’s high school students need financial literacy To the editor: Financial Literacy Month is April of each year. This year is a special year for Rhode Islanders! In 2003, the United States Senate declared April “Financial Literacy for …

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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.