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Warren police: Possible bone may actually have been ice

Monday, Jan. 14A caller from Main Street reported the theft of a coffee travel mug.Police were called to Locust Terrace for an aggressive goose.A Metacom Avenue resident reported the violation of a …
Goodbye Carnegie Abbey, hello Aquidneck Club
PORTSMOUTH — Not only does the exclusive Carnegie Abbey Club have a new group of owners, it has a new name as well: The Aquidneck … Read More
Portsmouth Middle School students 'Go Purple' at rodeo
PORTSMOUTH — Plenty of Purple Pride was on display at Portsmouth Middle School's "rodeo" rec night on Friday, Jan. 18. Read More
Longtime Eagles coach inducted into Hall of Fame
Barrington's Jim Anderson was recently inducted into the Rhode Island High School Football Coaches' Association Hall of Fame. Mr. … Read More
Turf talk reaches Barrington school board, petition surfaces
A member of the Barrington Park and Recreation Commission approached the Barrington School Committee recently, calling for an in-depth … Read More
East Providence announces MLK Jr. week notes
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence makes two announcements pertaining to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The … Read More
Voicemail helps police track down injured girl
On Saturday, Jan. 12, a Barrington resident contacted police after she received a strange voicemail on her cell phone. The … Read More
Obituaries
Esther Gloria McCarthy, 97, of Bristol Esther Gloria (Angelotti) McCarthy, 97, of Sherry Avenue, Bristol, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 21, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Raoul …
Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV, 63, Portsmouth Jeremiah John “Jedd” Sullivan IV took his life on Jan. 5, 2019 after a lifelong battle with depression. Jedd was an unassuming and intently caring man who constantly dedicated himself, …
Harold E. Wallman, 98, of Barrington Harold E. Wallman, 98, of Barrington, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Grace Barker Health. He was the loving husband of Harriet M. (Joyce) Wallman for 71 years. Born in Brookline, …
Dodie O. McCarron Blais, 85, of Barrington Dodie O. McCarron Blais, 85, of Edgewood Drive, Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. She was the wife of Eugene McCarron.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph …
Sports
Portsmouth's Sullivan places second in track invitational PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Elizabeth Sullivan led the pack for most of the one-mile race but was unable to hold on for the win at Saturday’s 2019 East Coast Track and …
Ferri steps away as EPHS girls’ hoops head coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In the midst of a difficult season on the court transitioning back to the Division I ranks, the East Providence High School girls’ basketball team took a hit off it with the …
EPHS boys’ cagers eye victories over league’s elite EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team approached the midpoint of its Division I regular season schedule this week on track to potentially earn berths in next …
Gallery: Hawks clip Townies in Division I boys’ basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team closed the week with a 65-52 loss to visiting and reigning Open State Tournament champs Bishop Hendricken, leveling its …
Opinion
Letter: Early Tiverton budget requests far beyond reasonable To the editor: On January 17. the Tiverton Budget Committee received budget requests from the town administrator, and school superintendent.  These requests exceed the state cap on spending and …
Letter: Nockum Hill was a self-inflicted wound To the editor: The recent avalanche of critical comments on the proposed development in Nockum Hill have fingers pointing towards the developer, North End Realty.   In truth, high density …
Letter: Life on George Street To the editor: Everyone enjoys the drive and walking on George Street. Open land, farming, horses and nature. Everything is there for the young and the old to get "unplugged." The neighborhood is …
Trump: in case of emergency… By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in …

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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.