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A Barrington resident was taught a lesson about illegal dumping late last week. Police received a call on Friday morning, Aug. 10, from an official at the Barrington Department of Public Works. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police officers have arrested two suspects from Providence in a shooting during a robbery attempt at a residence near the intersection of Waterman Avenue and Green … more
Runners and walkers took in the sights from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge on Saturday as they participated in the second annual Century 21 Topsail Realty Mt. Hope Bridge 5K. The race started in Portsmouth and took racers over the bridge to Bristol. The race finished below the bridge at Roger Williams University. more
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 … more
Peter Dennehy resigned from the Barrington Town Council last week, offering the brief explanation of "medical reasons" for his decision. Council president Michael Carroll said he received Mr. … more
TIVERTON — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from two mosquito pools, or samples, from traps set in Tiverton and Pawtucket on July 30 have … more
Erin Cowden, a 2018 Barrington High School graduate and drummer in the Senior All State Jazz Ensemble, was honored at the recent Newport Jazz Festival held at Fort Adams in Newport. Erin received … more
Two Barrington residents who are running for the District 66 seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives will meet in a candidates' forum. The event will be held at Martin Middle School in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department issued a press release late Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11, seeking assistance from the public in locating the target of a robbery … more
After 30 years of living just off Gooding Avenue, the Dias family noticed a strange intertwined set of flowers budding from what seemed to be one mega-stem. By June of this summer season, they … more
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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.