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EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police Wednesday, July 8, announced the arrest of a Providence man in connection with the August 2014 murder of city resident and businessman Yusef A'Vant. Thomas Mosley Jr., 33, of 15 Princeton Ave., was … more
Realtor Carolyn Nolan has always been a bit camera-shy so when she got a call from the producers for a popular cable home show to possibly be the featured agent for an episode, her first reaction was to decline the offer. It was her three children … more
A 15-year-old boy with alcohol poisoning was taken to Rhode Island Hospital early Saturday morning, July 4. Police were dispatched to Water Street at 1:28 a.m. by the boy’s parents, who said he and another boy, 17, came home highly intoxicated. … more
One year after serving as an assistant coach, John S. “Sandy” Gorham is now the man in charge of varsity football at Barrington High School. He returns to the sidelines as head coach, the same position he held with the Eagles from 1985 … more
Town officials have interviewed seven applicants interested in becoming a part time animal control officer at the Warren Animal Shelter. The applicants were interviewed after funds were put into the 2015-16 budget for the $12-per-hour position; … more
  By Tom Killin Dalglish LITTLE COMPTON — There'll be something for everyone at the 55th annual United Congregation Church (UCC) Fair in Little Compton this weekend. "We get a few thousand folks attending," said Sue … more
    Mother Nature apologized for last year’s thunderstorm assault on the Westport Fourth of July with an apology of sorts. “Perfect parade weather — cloudy, low 70s … people say they want sunny and hot … more
Fishing off the White Church Bridge in Barrington has been a "no-no" ever since the construction project to replace the span started. But on Monday, June 29, a group of local youngsters received a reminder from local police about the banned … more
A Swansea woman out for a walk was injured when she was struck by a runaway hay trailer Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Deputy Warren Police Chief Joseph Loiselle said a farm tractor was hauling a trailer loaded with hay south on Long Lane … more
The Fourth of July is a celebration often marked with fireworks, but in Barrington (and likely in other towns also) the fireworks started more than a day before the holiday and continued on past the Fourth. People began calling into the … 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.