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DOT planning full closure of Silver Creek Bridge in Bristol

A Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman confirmed late Wednesday the unthinkable for Bristol residents, business owners and commuters: To reconstruct the Silver Creek Bridge that …
Too many donations at Barrington library
Too many books — not enough storage.  Officials at Barrington Public Library are asking people who were planning to … Read More
New Barrington Middle School is 90 percent complete
Construction of the new Barrington Middle School is 90 percent complete, according to information shared at a recent Barrington School … Read More
Waste oil collection temporarily suspended in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Waste oil collection at the Hedly Street transfer station will be suspended for about two weeks, Town Administrator … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles rally late, defeat Lions
The Eagles won their first game of the season on Thursday, April 18, defeating Lincoln High School 9-8. Barrington trailed 3-0 … Read More
Hazelton Golf Club is approaching its time to shine once again
REHOBOTH — A local legend about the old Sun Valley Golf Club, the long ago revered public course located up Route 44 from East … Read More
School start time forum is Thursday night in Barrington
The Barrington School Department and School Committee will host a special forum focused on the upcoming school start time changes. The … Read More
Obituaries
Paul A. Hebert, 83, Westport Paul A. Hebert, 83, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Courtemanche) Hebert. Mr. Hebert was born in Fall River, son …
Lucy M. Bernardo, 94, of Bristol Lucy M. (Cabral) Bernardo, 94, passed away on April 15, 2019, at Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late John M. Bernardo.    Born in Warren, R.I., she was the …
Sports
Optimistic Townies tee off 2019 golf season SWANSEA — The East Providence High School golf team teed off its 2019 Eastern Division regular season schedule earlier this week against Rogers and host Mt. Hope at Swansea Country Club …
Tiverton's Molly Little wins lacrosse honors at U. Denver University of Denver lacrosse player Molly Little of Tiverton won a pair of awards last week — Big East Player of the Week and Inside Lacrosse National Reverent Player of the Week. The junior …
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 …
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, attempting to increase their participation in its upcoming summer …
Opinion
Letter: Thank you to all who helped in kayak rescue To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was able …
Grateful to those who helped my Westport Board of Health run To the editor: Thank you to all the voters and supporters of my successful campaign for the Westport Board of Health. It was a great learning experience for me and I met a lot of wonderful people. …
Letter from a kayaker: Thank you to Tiverton first responders and St. Anne's Hospital To the editor: I want to thank all the people who saved my life on April 17.  I want to thank the man on the Tiverton dock who called for help. I would like to thank anyone else who was …
Letter: New town solicitor does budget bidding of TTA To the editor: It comes as no surprise that a non TTA petitioner budget has come under fire here in Tiverton. When the TTA took the majority of the Town Council this past November, they quickly …

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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.